Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    UK
    My Bikes
    Kona Cinder Cone 09
    Posts
    334
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Vitamin B complex..

    Just bought a tub of Vitamin B tablets, looked at the nutritional stats and they have massive amounts of the vitamins.

    B-12: 5000% RDA
    Thiamin (B-1): 3500% RDA

    Also a lot of Riboflavin, B-6, Pantothenic acid, Niacin, and Folic acid.


    Why do they put so much in? Is it healthy to ingest such large amounts?

  2. #2
    Senior Member rumrunn6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    25 miles northwest of Boston
    My Bikes
    Bottecchia Sprint
    Posts
    12,087
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I got a bloody nose once from too much B12.
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

  3. #3
    Banned. $ick3nin.vend3t's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    981
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by enfilade View Post
    Why do they put so much in? Is it healthy to ingest such large amounts?
    To minimise any imbalances caused by the consumption of other foods.

    Its healthy. Water soluble vitamins are excreted, must be replenished every day .

  4. #4
    Still Training...
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Valhalla, New York
    My Bikes
    Felt F75 (07)
    Posts
    3
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Actually, even though they are water soluble vitamins they are retained with higher efficiency than needing to be replenished every day because they stay inside the cell or are carried by proteins to their location. Vitamin toxicity can occur with any vitamin, but I'm not sure of the amounts needed for each one you listed. If you're concerned you should speak to your doctor about them and how much you should take daily.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •