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 Twinlab’s B-50 Caps

Description

Twinlab's B-50 Caps provides a high potency combination of all of the B-Complex vitamins. The B-complex includes the essential water-soluble vitamins thiamine (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), biotin, folic acid and vitamin B12, as well as the nonessential vitamins choline, inositol and PABA. The combined actions of the B complex vitamins help support each vitamin's individual effects.

Each of the B complex vitamins is essential for many physiological functions in the body and is vital for optimum health. Vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B5 work together to support bodily functions that produce energy and form the fuel the body runs on - adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Vitamin B6 is required for the production and breakdown of amino acids. Vitamins B5 and B12, folic acid, choline and inositol are essential for the formation of all the cells in our body, as well as DNA (genetic material).

Certain diets, such as weight loss, vegetarian or very poor diets can increase the risk of B-complex dietary deficiencies. Other people at higher risk for B-complex deficiencies include the elderly, alcoholics, and people who can't absorb vitamins from foods. In particular, Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin B12 supplementation is often recommended for older adults, vegetarians and vegans.

Taking a daily B-complex such as Twinlab's B-50 Caps supplies the necessary nutrients to boost energy, promote healthy cells, support amino acid activity, prevent B-Complex deficiencies and maintain overall well-being.


Pros

A great advantage of Twinlab's B-50 Caps is it provides a convenient way to benefit from a high potency blend of all of the B-complex vitamins. Rather than purchasing each B vitamin separately, you'll get convenience and value with Twinlab's B-50 Caps.

Studies have found that Twinlab's B-50 Caps nutrients have numerous benefits including:

  • Enhances energy levels
  • Promotes healthy cells formation
  • Aids in DNA (genetic material) formation
  • Supports amino acid activity
  • Prevents B vitamins deficiencies
  • Lowers toxic homocysteine levels (high homocysteine levels increase the risk for chronic diseases including heart disease and dementia)

Cons

The recommended dosages for each B-complex vitamin are different, varying from 3 mcg to 18 mg each day. However, this supplement has equal amounts of the B-complex vitamins at 50 mg each (except for folic acid and biotin). Since the B-complex vitamins are water soluble, the vitamins not absorbed by the body are excreted. This can be a waste of your hard-earned money.

It's popularly believed that when an individual B vitamin is taken for a health problem, you need to take all of the B-complex vitamins to avoid an imbalance. However, there are no studies supporting this claim.

Furthermore, many multivitamin-mineral supplements include B-complex vitamins at their recommended dosages, along with the rest of the essential vitamins and minerals. A good quality multivitamin-mineral supplement that includes all of the B-complex vitamins may be a better investment for you.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with B-complex vitamins including:

  • Aluminum Hydroxide
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Aspirin
  • Atorvastin
  • AZT
  • Benztropine
  • Carbidopa
  • Chemotherapy
  • Cimetidine
  • Clofibrate
  • Colchicine
  • Cycloserine
  • Didanosine
  • Diuretics
  • Doxorubicin
  • Erythromycin
  • Famotidine
  • Fenofibrate
  • Gabapentin
  • Gentamicin
  • Isonizid
  • Insulin
  • Lansoprazole
  • Lithium
  • Loop Diuretics
  • Magnesium Hydroxide
  • Metformin
  • Methyldopa
  • Neomycin
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Nizatidine
  • Omeprazole
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Phenobarbital
  • Ranitidine
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Tetracycline
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Trimethoprim
  • Valproic Acid

Is it for you?

If you're over the age of 55, a vegetarian or vegan, have a poor diet, or suffer from stress and fatigue, you may derive benefit from Twinlab's B-12 Dots. Also, if you're at risk for B-complex deficiencies, you may find nutritional support with Twinlab's B-50 Caps.


Dosage and Directions

Take one capsule daily with meals. Or use as directed by a health professional. Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place.



B-50 Caps Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 1 capsule
Servings Per Container: 100
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Biotin 50mcg 16%
Choline Bitartrate 50mg **
Folic Acid 400mcg 100%
Inositol 50mg **
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 50mg 250%
PABA 50mg **
Pantothenic Acid 50mg 500%
Thiamin 50mg 3333%
Vitamin B12 50mcg 833%
Vitamin B2 (from riboflavin 5 phosphate sodium, riboflavin) 50mg 2941%
Vitamin B6 50mg 2500%
* Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
** Daily Values not established


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Helps enhance energy

Written by Shel  | View all my reviews
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Saturday, 08 May 2010
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I had been feeling a little sluggish and like I usually do I decided to look for a supplement that might offer me some relief. I chose Twinlab's B-50 Caps. They really did help enhance my energy. The sluggish feeling is gone.