The Power and Pitfalls of Omics: George Davey Smith’s storming talk at ME/CFS conference
Read about the talk that stole the show at a recent ME/CFS conference in Simon McGrath's two-part blog.
Discuss the article on the Forums.

B-Complex, which brand? And can you open them up?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by bigmit, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. bigmit

    bigmit

    Messages:
    14
    Likes:
    0
    Hi Guys.

    I have a Douglas laboratories brand B-complex, and it has high amounts of B-6 which I'm afraid might be too strong for me at the moment.

    I was wondering if I can open up the capsule and take 1/2? Would I be getting exactly half of all the b-vitamins or would I end up getting only some b-vitamins, because of the way the vitamins are distributed throughout the powder.

    I was recommended Innate B-complex by my herbalist because it's food based and wanted to hear your thoughts on it.


    What B-complex brand do you guys use?

    Thanks.
     
  2. adreno

    adreno PR activist

    Messages:
    4,841
    Likes:
    11,024
    I use the Thorne Research B Complex #12.

    I don't think there are any problems with taking half a capsule at a time, I'm sure the vitamins are quite evenly distributed.
     
  3. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,426
    Likes:
    1,033
    Critterina and Wayne like this.
  4. Critterina

    Critterina Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,202
    Likes:
    700
    Arizona, USA
    I use B-Healthy by Answers from Nature. I switched from B Healthy by Emerald Laboratories because Answers had more niacinamide. Used Thorne and others, but personally prefer both of these.

    As for food based, I'm going to come back and edit this post to include a reference to a discussion about food based vitamins, instead of addressing it again.
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/inde...-swollen-ankles-lower-legs.38097/#post-608311
    So, we got a bit off-topic from the original post, but the discussion of splitting capsules and food-based vs. synthetic started there. Hope it's helpful.
     
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2015
    Jennifer J and PeterPositive like this.
  5. Critterina

    Critterina Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,202
    Likes:
    700
    Arizona, USA
    Interesting! I thought that acesulfame (E950) wasn't allowed in Europe. (I don't tolerate it, but otherwise, that looks like an interesting brand.)
     
  6. Wayne

    Wayne Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,744
    Likes:
    2,685
    Ashland, Oregon
  7. ahmo

    ahmo Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,353
    Likes:
    6,562
    Northcoast NSW, Australia
    I use Swanson's coenzymated B Complex. I split them, use 1/2 AM, midday. (using a capsule-making device, about 20" for 30 caps.) I've looked for others that meet my requirements, but haven't found them, so pay the extra costs of ordering from Swanson instead of iherb. I was excited to see @Wayne's reference above, but it has folic acid, so not for me.
     
  8. bigmit

    bigmit

    Messages:
    14
    Likes:
    0
    Thanks for the replies everyone. I see some of your B-complex have a form of folic acid; I assume you guys don't have a problem with it converting into folate.
     
  9. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

    Messages:
    4,678
    Likes:
    4,648
    Left Coast
    @Wayne i gag at the idea if a b complex because of the taste and smell. How's this?

    Also it's on subscribe and save so cheaper.

    Oh folic acid. No good for me
     
  10. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,426
    Likes:
    1,033
    Actually, the EU has re-evaluated the acesulfame and concluded that it's not toxic.
    http://ec.europa.eu/food/fs/sc/scf/out52_en.pdf

    That's a good product.
    I've been taking it for a year and a 1/2 but in retrospect it has probably contributed to my high level of unmetabolized folic acid.

    Even 1 year after having dropped it I still had pretty high values :(
     
    Wayne likes this.
  11. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,426
    Likes:
    1,033
    The taste is great. Certainly the best sublingual B complex I've found.
    But yeah, folic acid :(
    People with the 677 mutation of the MTHFR gene should stay away.
     
  12. bigmit

    bigmit

    Messages:
    14
    Likes:
    0

    Are capsules necessary? I just dump half in my mouth and either let it dissolve in my mouth or just wash it down with water.
     
  13. ahmo

    ahmo Senior Member

    Messages:
    4,353
    Likes:
    6,562
    Northcoast NSW, Australia
    Not necessary. I often put minerals directly into mouth. Just assumed B vits will taste nasty, haven't tried.
     
  14. PeterPositive

    PeterPositive Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,426
    Likes:
    1,033
    Yeah, especially vitamin B2 which tastes like foot :lol:
     
    ahmo likes this.

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page