Q: Does vitamin B complex weight loss work?
A: Nowadays, people peddle vitamins and supplements for all sorts of ailments and conditions, including weight loss. But will vitamin B complex actually help you in your quest to drop pounds? Let’s take a look…
First of all it’s important to understand what the vitamin B complex (also referred to as the super B complex) actually is. It consists of eight different B vitamins which are essential (necessary) for human health. These are B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, and B12. They all go by different names too; for example, riboflavin is another name for B2.
But does a vitamin B complex for weight loss actually make sense? Well, the FDA says that vitamins cannot be marketed to cure, prevent or treat and disease or condition. So whether or not they help, it would be extremely difficult for someone to sell them for this purpose.
There are a number of doctors that claim increased B12 intake may help with weightloss. In turn, they promote things like injections or a B12 patch as a way to get more. While it’s true that this vitamin is essential for metabolic energy production, most people in any developed country get plenty of it naturally, so often times those things probably aren’t needed. The one exception are those whom are unable to absorb it properly when they consume it in their food.
So does the vitamin B complex weight loss system make sense? Well I’m no doctor, so you will need to ask yours to find out the answer.