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What’s the best Vitamin B to take?

Thinking about taking a Vitamin B supplement, but aren’t too sure what the options are and which one’s best for you? Before we start, it’s probably we best explain this – you’ve got Vitamin B complex, which is made up of eight B vitamins. The entire Vitamin B family is made up of – Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12. 1

Each of these ‘family members’ play a key role in helping with energy levels, cognitive function and energy-yielding metabolism, plus much more.

So which one of these B vitamins should you get a supplement for? For example, which Vitamin B is best for energy? What B vitamin is best for normal hair maintenance?

This is our list of the best B vitamin supplements, which have been highly-rated by many of our customers. Take a look, it’ll help you make up your mind:

Holland & Barrett Timed Release Vitamin B12 100 Tablets 1000ug


 A bottle of Holland & Barrett Vitamin B12 Tablets.

 

Customer rating: 4.7 stars

Suitable for vegetarians and vegans, these vitamin B12 tablets contain a timed release dose of 1000 ug per tablet. Take one a day, preferably with a meal.

“I’ve only been taking Vit B12 for a few weeks but already noticing a difference in energy levels, will definitely keep taking.” – Rosie and Jim

Solgar Vitamin B-Complex 100 Extra High Potency 250 Vegi Capsules

A bottle of Solgar Vitamin B- Complex Tablets.

Customer rating: 4.8 stars

Suitable for vegetarians, these one-a-day tablets contain Vitamin B1, B6, B3, B2, B12 and folic acid. Take one a day, preferably with a meal.

‘Has helped my hair grow and my energy has increased, great product. It took two weeks of taking it before the results started to show.’ – Olivia2020

Holland & Barrett Complete B Vitamin B Complex 250 Caplets


 

 A blue bottle of Holland & Barrett Complete B Vitamin B Complex Caplets.

Customer rating: 4.7 stars

These tablets contain an excellent source of B vitamins, including Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3) and Vitamins B6 and B12. Take two caplets a day, preferably with meals. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

‘This is a really good product. I decided to try it as I always feel tired and worn out. A few weeks in, I can feel the difference. I have more energy which has also improved my motivation. I recommend you to give it a try.’ – Anonymous.

BetterYou Boost Daily Vitamins B12 Oral Spray (25ml)


 A yellow and white BetterYou packaging for the Daily Vitamin B 12 Oral Spray.

Customer rating: 4.7 stars

A quick and convenient, energy-yielding oral spray, containing Vitamin B12, which helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue. It’s suitable for vegans, vegetarians and coeliacs. Use four sprays daily – under the tongue or inside the cheek for greater absorption.

‘I was feeling so lethargic and couldn’t find the energy and the get-up-and-go to get things done, even around the house, which wasn’t me! Since I’ve started using this B12 vitamin spray, I’ve been feeling more myself and getting loads done like I used to!’ – Kath89

Holland & Barrett Biotin 100 Tablets 1000ug

A blue bottle of Holland & Barrett Biotin Tablets.

 

Customer rating: 4.3 stars

Part of the B vitamin family, biotin is an essential vitamin that helps maintain healthy hair, skin, nails and mucus membranes. Take one to two tablets a day, preferably with meals. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

'They really work. I am still on my first bottle and the difference they have made is remarkable. I would recommend them.' - Christine A

Together Health WholeVits B Complex 30 Capsules


 A brown and purple bag of Together Health WholeVits B Complex 30 Capsules.

 

Customer rating: 5 stars

These tablets contain all eight essential B vitamins, including folic acid in folate form and the highly-absorbed methylcobalamin form of Vitamin B12. Take one capsule daily, with or without food.

‘Good quality B-complex, no magnesium stearate, free from unnecessary stuff.’ – Ryfka.

Holland & Barrett Folic Acid 250 Tablets 400ug

A blue bottle of Holland & Barrett Folic Acid Tablets.

Customer rating: 4.6

Each tablet contains 400ug of folic acid (200% of nutritional reference value) and supports normal maternal tissue growth during pregnancy. Take one tablet daily, preferably with a meal.

‘I have been taking folic acid for couple of years tried other shops make but found Holland and Barrett is the best.’- San 238

Feeling a bit more in-the-know about taking Vitamin B supplements now? Hopefully, the recommendations above will help you decide on which is the best Vitamin B complex to take in supplement form.

For more on the power of Vitamin B, check out this article, ‘What’s Vitamin B and why do I need it?’ Shop Vitamin B

Last Updated: 23rd November 2020

 

Sources:
  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/vitamin-b-complex#:~:text=B%20vitamins%20play%20a%20vital,cell%20health

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Bhupesh Panchal,
Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Apr 2019

Masters Degree in Toxicology and BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry

Bhupesh started his career as a Clinical Toxicologist for Public Health England, advising healthcare professionals all around the country on how to manage clinical cases of adverse exposure to supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial chemicals and agricultural products.

After 7 years in this role and a further year working as a drug safety officer in the pharmaceutical industry, Bhupesh joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.