Vitamin B supplements
Why do I need vitamin B?
Vitamin B is vital for our bodies and necessary for carrying out various metabolic processes, for cell renewal and cell division, for nerve function, energy metabolism and for achieving a balanced ratio of fat and cholesterol.
These groups of people have a particularly high vitamin B requirement:
- Pregnant and breastfeeding women: Folic acid supplements (formerly known as vitamin B9) reduces the risk of newborns developing neural tube defects. After a mother has given birth, she also requires a greater intake of vitamin B than normal while she breastfeeds her child. Vitamin B supplements should already be taken during pregnancy.
- Vegans: If you do not eat animal products, you must take vitamin B12 in the form of vitamin B12 supplements and eat plenty of B12-fortified foods. Vegetarians should also check their vitamin B12 levels regularly.
- Smokers: Smokers should make sure they receive sufficient vitamin B12 levels, vitamin B6 and folic acid. Alcohol abuse also increases your vitamin B12 requirement. However, male smokers, in particular, should stick to the recommended B vitamin dosage – studies show that long-term overdose increases the risk of lung cancer.
- Stressed people: Chronic stress at work or stressful situations – for example, for those in mourning or experiencing separation – means you need to increase your vitamin B12 intake. People suffering from depression also often need more vitamin B12 than others.
- Sick people: Infections challenge our immune system. The resulting tissue damage must be repaired – the need for nutrients such as B vitamins, zinc and magnesium increases rapidly. Autoimmune diseases, where the body’s own tissue is attacked, can also lead to a deficiency that you can test easily with vitamin deficiency tests. This is because, on one hand, the body needs more vitamins, and, on the other hand, because vitamin absorption can be disrupted by the disease.
How can I boost my vitamin B levels?
B vitamins are found in larger quantities in meat and fish, legumes and green vegetables. The vital nutrients are also found in wholemeal products. If you need to increase your vitamin B intake – whether permanently or temporarily – you can boost your vitamin B levels with vitamin B supplements. With a Vitamin B12 Blood Test from cerascreen®, for example, you can determine whether you have a deficiency. You will also receive specific recommendations as to which vitamin dosage is right for you.
Are you a coffee fiend, or do you regularly consume black tea? Both drinks can inhibit the absorption vitamin B in your gut.
Which vitamin B supplements are good?
In our shop, you will find many vitamin B supplements to cater to different needs. We will help you find the products that meet your needs and are a good fit for you.
These vitamin B supplements are easy to use:
- Activated B vitamins as coenzymes
- Liposame vitamin B supplements (which increase absorption up to 98 per cent)
- Drops with proven high bioavailability
- Sprays or lozenges that are absorbed under the tongue
Tip: Interested in vitamin B12? You can also optimise your vitamin B12 levels with B12-fortified toothpaste.
What is the best B complex vitamin?
Healthy people who eat a balanced diet can usually fulfill their vitamin B requirements through a balanced diet. In particular cases, such as pregnancy, excessive sports, mental stress, (autoimmune) diseases or old age, you should have your vitamin B levels checked by a doctor.
In such instances, make sure you take the dosage of vitamin B supplements you need – take vitamin B complex only if you really need to. If you take vitamin B complex without a confirmed deficiency, you risk developing negative health effects in the long term.