0

votes

Why are the dosages on B complex supplements so high?

Answered on June 03, 2014
Created June 03, 2014 at 5:03 AM

Now I know that you should be getting as many of your nutrients as possible through diet, but I just tabulated my intake and usually fall short on a few of the B vitamins on days when I'm out.

I use the RDI as a rough gauge. It's unlikely to be a big deal, but for insurance I figured I'd take an occasional B complex to be safe.

What I don't get is why the dosages on almost every product are literally like 300%+ of the RDI? Seems a little overkill. I literally can't find one that isn't in a mega uber dose.

  • 746b2d632e9fbae991144c98c5fa7078

    asked by

    (0)
  • Views
    833
  • Last Activity
    1355D AGO
Frontpage book

Get FREE instant access to our Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!

2 Answers

0
47cbd166d262925037bc6f9a9265eb20

(55)

on June 03, 2014
at 06:34 AM

Folic acid, cyanocobalamin and pyridoxine are worth avoiding; 5-MTHF, methylcobalamin / adenosylcobalamin / hydroxocobalamin, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate are the good forms.

This may get complicated but this site may help you determine which b vitamins you need and which you don't:

http://www.acu-cell.com/bx2.html

0
47cbd166d262925037bc6f9a9265eb20

(55)

on June 03, 2014
at 06:17 AM

They are not active forms, they lack cofactors.

Answer Question


Get FREE instant access to our
Paleo For Beginners Guide & 15 FREE Recipes!