Doctor's Best Vitamins - Fully Active B Complex
All chronic illnesses in some way deal with fatigue and we know how tempting it can be to grab a caffeinated drink or even something more extreme like 5 Hour Energy or Red Bull that promises to shake that tired feeling. All of these energy drinks try to appeal to us by saying they include B vitamins that will help boost your energy level, but the few drinks that actually have B vitamins in them also contain caffeine, sugar, and/or tons of artificial chemicals. These sugary, caffeinated drinks may temporarily provide energy, but they will also cause you to majorly crash a few hours later. Basically, many will increase your caloric intake while providing no nutritional value (no thank you).
Instead of consuming an energy drink that contains at the most, a diluted form of your needed Bs, why not take straight B vitamins and cut out all the excess & junk?
A product that we love is Doctor's Best Fully Active B complex. It contains : Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Biotin & Pantothenic acid. The fact that it's active is really important when looking for a B vitamin because you will assimilate it much better than your regular nonactivated Bs.
Before I switched over to Doctor's Best Fully Active B Complex I used to take a sublingual B12 that I heard worked very well. I took the recommend dosage but I wasn't feeling any effects from it. I talked to my Dr. and learned that not everybody absorbs B properly (including myself) & that I should take B's that are already in their active form (lightbulb moment). Now I notice a HUGE difference from taking my Bs. My fatigue & energy levels alway feel better with this vitamin in me vs. the days I forget my dosage.
B vitamins are important to take because your body doesn't produce Bs, it's something you get from your diet or in pill form only and they do a LOT of important things, such as:
- provide natural energy for your body and even helps coping with stress
- keeps your nervous system functioning.
- Create new red blood cells
- Supports proper function of the brain
- Key component in creating hemoglobin, which combats fatigue
I always feel like I'm on top of my game whenever I remember to take vitamins, which I'm admittedly not great at. But I try to make a concentrated effort to take my B's because I know how important they are. My tip would be to take them first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, so you get the effects lasting for the full day, rather than taking them at a later hour and getting wired.