What is Health Leads Vitamin B Complex?
Vitamin B Complex refers to the combination of 8 B vitamins: Vitamin B1 (Thiamine); Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin); Vitamin B3 (Niacin); Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid); Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine); Vitamin B7 (Biotin); Vitamin B9 (Folate); and Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin). Health Leads add four other ingredients.
What can Health Leads Vitamin B Complex do?
Because B vitamins are water soluble, they are not retained by the body, so a daily dietary source may be beneficial.
Suggested Adult Use
1-2 capsules per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Only take a dosage higher than NRV if under supervision of a medical practitioner.
This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
If you have a medical condition, are taking medication, are pregnant or nursing, always seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before using any food supplement. Discontinue use if any adverse reaction occurs.
Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Store in a cool, dark place away from pets and children.
25mg of Niacin may cause skin flushes in sensitive individuals.
Long term intake of 50mg of Vitamin B6 may lead to mild tingling and numbness.
Health Leads Vitamin B Complex contains Vitamin B3 in the form of Niacin which can cause a “niacin flush.” Niacin dilates blood vessels encouraging an increase of blood flow and creates what we call a "niacin flush" in the form of a warm feeling, normally followed with blushing skin. It may be uncomfortable, even intense, but it is harmless and will pass.
Dr. Abram Hoffner, co-writer of Niacin: The Real Story says "With larger initial doses, the flush is more pronounced and lasts longer. But with each additional dose, the intensity of the flush decreases and in most patients becomes a minor nuisance rather than an irritant. Niacin should always be taken immediately after finishing one’s meal. Most people flush at the beginning and gradually get adapted to it unless they stop for a few days and then resume it. A few cannot ever get used to it, and they take the no-flush preparations. But the intensity of the flush is very variable."
To minimise the flush effect, take with food - specifically apples including their skin. Apples eaten 10 minutes before taking Niacin extends transport time in the digestive tract without lessening beneficial effects as can non-flush versions. Alcohol, hot drinks, high fat and spicy foods or snacks can increase strong flushing. Grapefruit juice can exacerbate flushing. As small amounts of Niacin are found in some foods – we recommend researching which foods are Niacin-rich.
Other forms of Vitamin B3 are non-flush such as Niacinamide.
Health Leads formula
Each plant source vegetarian capsule contains:
90mg Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
90mg Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid)
50mg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
40mg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
30mg PABA (Para-aminobenzoic acid)
30mg Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)
25mg Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
300µg Biotin (Vitamin B7)
200µg Folate (L-Methylfolate)
200µg Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
Other Ingredients: None
Health Leads Commitment to You
We will never use known harmful additives, hydrogenated oil, trans fats, colourants, sweeteners, or excipients such as magnesium stearate.
Rarely we may have to use a natural filler but research carefully those we do use, such as organic rice flour.
These efforts are born of our desire for good quality at the best price.
Most orders are sent by either 1st class Royal Mail or if requested by DPD.
We aim to dispatch orders received before 2pm (UK time) on the same day, excluding weekends and national holidays.
Next day delivery applies to working days only, guaranteed if a courier is selected and the order is received before 2pm.
If you have changed your mind about keeping an item we understand and we happily accept returns within 30 days, as long as the item is unopened and returned in original condition we are happy to provide a full refund for the item or exchanged for goods of the same value. Please note that due to the hygienic nature of some oral and body care products we are unable to accept items back where the packaging seal has been breached. If you have received a faulty item or an item in error, we will see to it that you receive the correct item at no extra cost. Please use the "contact us" page and we will be happy to help.