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  I saw that taking Vitamin B supplements gives you more energy and reduces stress. But there are eight kinds. Can you please tell me how to know which one to try? What is the diference between B50, B75 and B100? I am 47, reasonably active and in good health but am starting to realize that this body needs some help to keep up. Any suggestions?

The B complex vitamins are composed of varying amounts of B vitamins. For example, the B50 Complex has 50 mg or mcg of the respective B vitamins, whereas B100 Complex will have 100 mg or mcg of each. The B vitamins are eight water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. Since B vitamins are water soluable, any excess will be flushed out of your system via your urinary tract.
Jamieson B Complex Vitamins are composed of the following: • Vitamin B1 (thiamine) • Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) • Vitamin B3 (niacin, includes nicotinic acid and nicotinamide) • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) • Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal, and pyridoxamine) • Vitamin B7 (biotin), also known as Vitamin H • Vitamin B9 (folic acid), also, vitamin M • Vitamin B12 (various cobalamins; commonly cyanocobalamin in vitamin supplements)
The B vitamins often work together to deliver a number of health benefits to the body. B vitamins have been shown to: • Support and increase the rate of metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins • Maintain healthy skin and muscle tone • Enhance immune and nervous system function • Promote cell growth and division — including that of the red blood cells that help prevent anemia.
Without knowing your complete health and lifestyle history — such as overall diet, stress, activity level and age along with smoking status and alcohol and medication use — it is difficult to recommend a specific potency. That said, the average healthy adult who is looking for increased energy (as opposed to stress reduction) would likely benefit from a B50 or a B75 Complex.
For more information, please visit the B Vitamins category