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Published On: Wed, Oct 3rd, 2018

Top 5 Medicines to Increase Vitamin B

Vitamins are organic compounds which are required by the body in small amounts in order to carry out the normal body functions. Vitamin B complex is one of these organic compounds which are quintessential for the proper physical as well as mental well being and functionality of the human body.

Vitamin B acts as a building block for a healthy body and a sound mind. The compound is responsible for aiding the various body processes. The energy levels of the body, brain function as well as cell upkeep are managed by the Vitamin B complex.

Vitamin B complex comprises eight elements which collectively constitute the compound. These elements are namely-

  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)
  • Pyridoxine (Vitamin B-6)
  • Folic acid (Vitamin B-9)
  • Cobalamin (Vitamin B-12)
  • Biotin (Vitamin B-7)
  • Niacin (Vitamin B-3)
  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
  • Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B-5)

All these vitamin elements are water soluble and thus cannot be retained by the body for a long time. After completion of a cycle of functions in the body, the excess vitamins are flushed out of the body on a regular basis through urination.

The body requires all the above-stated vitamins in order to function properly. And it has been ascertained that the body regularly flushes the excess of vitamins. This is the reason additional supplements are often prescribed by doctors to ensure continued and adequate supply of all vitamins in the body in order to ensure a proper functioning of all processes.   

Primarily supplements are prescribed to-

  • Pregnant females- They require an additional dose of Vitamin B in order to facilitate the additional pressure on the body, boost energy levels as well as reduce the risk of occurrence of a birth defect.
  • Breastfeeding females- Vitamin B is essential for breastfeeding females so that they are able to feed the baby and provide him/her with the appropriate resources required adequate brain development as well as physical well being.
  • Older men- With age, men require an additional dose of vitamin B complex in order to keep their energy levels up as well as keep up their muscle strength.

The average body requirement of the various Vitamin B elements is as follows-

  • Vitamin B-1: The body requires about 1.1 milligrams of this vitamin in order to break down the carbohydrates and release energy required to carry out bodily functions.
  • Vitamin B-3: About 14-16 milligrams of this vitamin are essential releasing an adequate amount of energy in the body and maintain the activities of the nervous system.
  • Vitamin B-12: A controlled amount of 2.4 micrograms is required by the body to facilitate the production of red blood cells in the body. This vitamin is also required to support the functionalities of the nervous system.
  • Vitamin B-9: 400 micrograms of this vitamin element helps a person to vary of tiredness and fatigue.
  • Vitamin B-2: The body requires about 1.1 milligrams of this vitamin to facilitate the growth development and maintenance of healthy skin, nerves, and eyes.
  • Vitamin B-5: 5 milligrams of this vitamin element enables the body to have energy derived from the food intake.
  • Vitamin B-6: 1.3 milligrams of this element is required by the body on a daily basis in order to regulate the hormone levels and balance in the body. Vitamin B-6 also helps in storing the excess energy derived from the carbohydrates and proteins in the body.
  • Vitamin B-7: 30 micrograms of Vitamin B-7 is essential to maintain the health of skin and hair.

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Popular medicinal supplements often prescribed by doctors are-

  1. B- Colex Capsule- Readily available at all pharmacy stores, B Colex capsules are a multivitamin medicine prescribed by the doctors to ensure the fulfillment of the required vitamin needs of the body. By the means of taking this medicine, a patient is able to ensure the management of their health by ensuring the proper functioning of the brain, heart and the body.
  2. Supradyn Tablet- Manufactured by the Abbott Laboratories, this medication is prescribed by a general physician to people who need to build up their immunity and ensure proper development and maintenance of health in the body.
  3. Becosules Capsule- A product of Pfizer Limited, Becosule tablet is an excellent source of a multivitamin supplement. The main use of this supplement is that it provides the body with the necessary vitamins to ensure the proper breaking down of all the carbohydrates ingested in the body through food and releasing the energy required to carry out various functions in the body.  
  4. Neurobion Forte Tablet- This medicine is manufactured by the Merck Limited and is mainly prescribed for the maintenance of healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver.  This supplement ensures the healthy functioning of the heart, muscles, nerves and various organs.
  5. Becadexamin Soft Gelatin Capsule- Post doctor consultation by patients suffering from a deficiency of multivitamin and multi-minerals, Becadexamin is often prescribed to them to combat the deficiency. This supplement ensures the provision of a sufficient amount of required multivitamins and multi-minerals to all the organs and tissues.

Special caution must be exercised in order to seek medical advice from a doctor. It is essential to find a doctor who is aware of the medical history of the patient before starting the intake of any supplements. Although the chances of occurrence of side effects are minute, serious complications can occur as a result of a patient deciding to self- medicate. It is important to keep the following pointers in mind before taking the vitamin supplements-

  • The quantity of vitamin supplement taken should be adequate and in accordance with the dosage prescribed by a doctor who is fully aware of the patient’s medical history.
  • The daily dosage of the essential vitamins is not being exceeded from the required amount.

Author: Rose G

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