Vitamin B Complex
- Package Size: 180 tablets (6-month dose)
- Price: 499 SEK
STR Nordic’s vitamin B complex contains all of the daily essential B vitamins in one tablet. The vitamin B complex contains a great amount of vitamin B12, for example, which increases vitality and endurance, contributing to mental performance (e.g. concentration, learning, memory).
1 tablet contains:
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin) 15 mg (1364 %*)
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 15 mg (1071 %*)
- Vitamin B3 (niacin) 25 mg (156 %*)
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 10 mg (167 %*)
- Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 15 mg (1071 %*)
- Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) 10 μg (400 %*)
- Biotin 150 μg
- Folate (Quatrefolic®) 200 μg (100 %*)
- Choline 20 mg
- Inositol 20 mg
- Vitamin C 120 mg (150 %*)
- PABA 20 mg
* % of Percent Daily Values
Recommended daily allowance (RDA): 1 tablet.
The product is suitable for people over 15 years of age and adults. It is also suitable for pregnant and breast-feeding women.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) – Important for the Elderly!
Thiamin, also known as vitamin B1, is one of the water-soluble vitamins necessary for humans. Thiamin plays an important role, as it participates in generating energy from food. It contributes to the metabolism of sugar and fat, and a high intake of carbohydrates increases the need for thiamin. Good sources of thiamin are pork, whole wheat grains and beans. In addition, sprouts, nuts, fruits, vegetables, potatoes, fish, chicken, egg yolks and milk are good sources of thiamin. Most of the people in Sweden consume a sufficient amount of thiamin through their diets.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – Prevents tiredness and fatigue!
Riboflavin or vitamin B2, is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for humans. It also contributes to the dissolution and synthesis of fatty acids. Vitamin B2 contributes to normal energy metabolism and iron metabolism, and to the maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin B2 also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Protein-rich foods, such as milk, meat and beans, are good sources of riboflavin.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It also contributes to the renewal of skin and mucous membranes and functions as an antioxidant in the body. Niacin contributes to normal psychological functions and the normal functioning of the nervous system, normal energy-yielding metabolism as well as to the maintenance of normal skin and mucous membranes. Whole wheat grains and nuts are good dietary sources of niacin.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
Pantothenic acid or vitamin B5, is an essential vitamin for humans. It contributes to the carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolisms and the synthesis of steroid hormones. Pantothenic acid contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Inner organs, such as liver and kidney, as well as egg yolk, cheese, whole wheat grains and legumes are good sources of vitamin B5.
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
Humans need vitamin B6 for the maintenance of normal functioning of the nervous system, brain and muscles. It also contributes to the different metabolic reactions, the formation of proteins and blood cells as well as the formation of several neurotransmitters. Vitamin B6 contributes to the normal function of our immune system and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, as well as supports the regulation of hormonal activity. Good dietary sources of vitamin B6 are meat, fish, egg yolk, liver and kidney, beans, yeast, dairy products, unpeeled wheat products as well as green vegetables. It is recommended that vegans add plant-based foods that clearly contain bioactive pyridoxine – such as beans, lentils or bananas – to their diets, or that they use a dietary supplement. It is also good to add vitamin B6 to a gluten-free diet.
Biotin (Vitamin B7)
Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for humans. It is a part of an enzyme which is functional in the dissolution of fats, carbohydrates and certain amino acids. Vitamin B7 contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal psychological functions and the maintenance of normal skin, hair and mucous membranes. Liver, kidney, meat, milk, yeast, eggs, oats, soy and peas are good dietary sources of biotin.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in normal red and white blood cell formation. It also contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous tissue. Vitamin B12 is also closely related to folic acid metabolism. In addition, vitamin B12 contributes to the normal function of the immune system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. As vitamin B12 is only found in animal-based products, it is recommended that vegans use a B12 dietary supplement.
“Folate” is a general label for a group of water-soluble B vitamins. Folate is necessary for cell division and the formation of DNA, protein and red blood cells. Folate is also required for growth and the functioning of the digestive tract.
Pregnant women need more folate than normal, since low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing fetus. Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status.
Natural sources of folate are fresh vegetables, such as cabbage, lettuce and beet, as well as fruits, beans, berries and whole wheat grains.
Choline is a fat-soluble compound, which is needed for the transfer of lipids from the liver into the cells and normal lipid and cholesterol metabolism, among other things. Choline also contributes to the maintenance of normal liver function. Eggs, liver and wheatgrass are good sources of choline.
Inositol is a chemical compound similar to B vitamins. It is found in beans, grains and nuts, breastmilk and, to some extent, in cow’s milk. Inositol is also found in liver, wheat germ, cabbage, syrup, nutritional yeast and fruit.
PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid)
PABA refers to 4-aminobenzoic acid, which is a nutrient often associated with B vitamins. Sources of PABA are brewer’s yeast, liver, syrup, mushrooms, spinach and whole wheat grains.
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for humans. It contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system, energy-yielding metabolism and the nervous system as well as normal collagen formation. Vitamin C specifically contributes to the functioning of the immune system during and after intense physical exercise, as long as the daily intake is 200 mg. Good dietary sources of vitamin C are rose hips, citrus fruits, chili, guava, bell pepper, nettle, black currant, broccoli and kale. Vitamin C also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.