What is vitamin B?
Vitamin B, or vitamin B complex as it is also known, refers to the eight B vitamins. Vitamin B complex is also used to refer to a supplement which contains a range of B vitamins.
What are the benefits of taking a vitamin B complex?
A vitamin B complex helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue, as well as supporting the body’s normal energy yielding metabolism.
Holland & Barrett TR Busy B with C is a vitamin Bcomplex with added vitamin C. Vitamin C helps to support normal immunity.
How much vitamin B do I need each day?
Rather than just being one vitamin, vitamin B is actually a complex of eight different vitamins.
The eight B vitamins are:
The recommended daily amount for each one varies and can also depend on both your age and your gender.
For example, for niacin (or vitamin B3 as it is also known), the NHS recommends that men need 16.5mg and women need 13.2mg each day.
Whereas when it comes to vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), men aged between 19 and 64 need 1.4mg while women aged between 19 and 64 need 1.2mg each day.
If you eat a varied diet which includes meat, seafood, vegetables and dairy products then you should be able to get all the B vitamins your body needs each day from your food alone. If you don’t, then taking additional vitamin B supplements might be a good idea.
What is vitamin C?
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin which our bodies need for a number of different functions, including supporting normal immunity.
The human body can’t make or store vitamin C and therefore we need to get it from our diets each day. Taking an additional vitamin C supplement can also help you to reach your daily recommended intake.
Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and it can be found in lots of different fruits and vegetables including oranges, lemons, kiwi fruits, grapefruit, peppers, strawberries and tomatoes.
What does vitamin C do?
Vitamin C helps to support the normal function of the body’s immune system, which is responsible for keeping us healthy.
How much vitamin C do I need each day?
The recommended daily intake of vitamin C for adults aged between 19 and 64 is 40mg per day. You may be able to get all the vitamin C you need through your diet if you eat a lot of fruit and vegetables. However, if you don’t like eating these types of foods then it may be more of a challenge! Taking a supplement with added vitamin C can help you to top this up.
Is Holland & Barrett TR Busy B with C vegan?
Yes, Holland & Barrett TR Busy B with C is suitable for anyone who is following either a vegan or a vegetarian diet. The formula does not contain any animal-based ingredients.
Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid), Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate), Emulsifier (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Mononitrate), Pantothenic Acid (d-Calcium Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Niacin (Nicotinamide), Inositol, L-Choline Bitartrate, PABA (ParaAminobenzoic Acid), Citrus Aurantium Extract , Anti-Caking Agent (Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate), Glazing Agent (Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose), Humectant (Glycerol), Brewer's Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Soya Lecithin(Soya), Rice Bran Powder (Oryza sativa), Alfalfa Powder (Medicago sativa), Watercress Extract (Nasturtium officinale), Parsley Powder (Petroselinum crispum), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin), Folic Acid (Pteroylmonoglutamic Acid), Biotin (d-Biotin).
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|Each caplet contains: %NRV*|
|Vitamin C||500mg 625%|
|Thiamin (Vitamin B1)||100mg 9,091%|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||100mg 7,143%|
|Niacin||100mg NE 625%|
|Pantothenic Acid||100mg 1,667%|
|Vitamin B6||100mg 7,143%|
|Vitamin B12||500μg 20,000%|
|Folic Acid||400μg 200%|
|Choline Bitartrate||Choline Bitartrate|
|Citrus Bioflavonoids||50mg **|
|In a base of Alfalfa, Brewer’s Yeast, Parsley, Rice Bran, Soya Lecithin andWatercress.*NRV = Nutrient Reference Value **No NRV established|
Take 1 Tablet/tablets per day, preferably with a meal. Do not exceed stated dose.
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medications or under medical supervision, please consult a doctor or healthcare professional before use. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if seal under cap is broken or missing. Long term intakes of this amount of vitamin B6 may lead to mild tingling and numbness.
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Like all B vitamins, riboflavin, or vitamin B2, helps convert food into energy. Supporting the skin and nervous system, B2 also helps us to maintain good vision and protects from free radical damage.
One of eight B vitamins used in the body to convert food into glucose, vitamin B12, or cobalamin, supports the production of energy. Typically, B12 naturally occurs in animal-derived foods.
Vitamin B6, or pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin with a range of benefits. Supporting brain health, B6 can help improve mood and assists in easing PMS symptoms, while also aiding the treatment of anaemia.