Our Sally-Ann Creed® Vitamin B-Complex is a multi-vitamin supplement that has been carefully formulated to help boost energy levels and promote a healthy nervous system. It includes 8 essential B-vitamins – B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12 – that play an essential role in the optimal functioning of the human body. Our formulation consists of high doses of specific B-vitamins to ensure optimal absorption takes place in the body. This mega-dose of b-vitamins is helpful in stressful periods, as stress depletes the levels of b-vitamins in the body, and may assist with re-balancing your emotional and mental well-being.
Benefits may include:
-Increased energy levels
-Improved neurological function and eye health
-Increased immunity and red blood cell formation
-Enhanced nerve function
B vitamins are water-soluble vitamins that play an essential role in the optimal functioning of the human body. Because our bodies are unable to produce B vitamins on their own, we need to obtain them through our diet or supplementation.
Thiamine, also known as Vitamin B1, plays an important role in the metabolising of food, which is then converted into energy for the body. It is essential for the prevention of Wernicke-Korsakoff and Beri-Beri disease, both of which are caused by vitamin B1 deficiency, and affect the brain, heart, and digestive and nervous systems. Excessive consumption of alcohol has shown to be linked to a lack of vitamin B1.
Vitamin B2 acts as an antioxidant and an anti-inflammatory. Because of these properties, it has been known to boost the immune system. It has also been shown to assist in the prevention of migraines and assist in red blood cell formation, which is important for the transport of oxygen throughout the body.
Niacin (Vitamin B3) plays an important role in the functioning of the metabolism. Without it, our bodies are unable to break down food into energy. A lack of vitamin B3 can lead to the disorder known as pellagra, which affects the body both mentally and physically in that it can result in cases of dementia, dermatitis and diarrhoea.
If you are experiencing numbness and burning in the hands and feet, headaches, fatigue and insomnia, you may be suffering from a lack of vitamin B5. This B vitamin is needed for many biochemical functions in the body and is particularly important for the breakdown of carbohydrates and fats into energy. It has also been shown to assist in the management of rheumatoid arthritis and reduce pain and stiffness.
Vitamin B6 plays an important role in the psychological processes of our brain by assisting with the production of serotonin and GABA. Both of these chemicals assist with stress management, anxiety, memory and depression. Symptoms of a lack of vitamin B6 include scaling of the lips and cracks in the corners of the mouth, glossitis – swelling of the tongue – depression and a weakened immune system.
Biotin plays an important role in the conversion of nutrients to energy, and is most commonly known for its ability to assist with skin, hair and nail health, but there is a lot more to this little nutrient and its benefits. The word ‘biotin’ originates from the Greek word ‘biotos’ which means ‘life’ and / or ‘sustenance’. Beyond skin, hair and nail health, biotin helps keep your eyes, liver and nervous system healthy too. During pregnancy, biotin is especially critical for embryonic growth.
Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, is most prominent in dark leafy greens. It is particularly important for its ability to support cell division and promotes healthy development of fetal growth while reducing the risk of birth defects. Most people associate folic acid with pregnant women, however this nutrient is important for both sexes as it assists with heart and hair health too. There has also been research that suggests that sufficient folic acid may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Vitamin B12 is essential for DNA synthesis, red blood cell formation, and the optimal functioning of our nervous system. Some common symptoms of a lack of vitamin B12 include:
-weakness, tiredness and / or fatigue;
-heart palpitations and / or shortness of breath
-nerve issues such as numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and or difficulty walking
-behavioral changes, and psychological effects such as depression and / or memory loss
Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient, most commonly obtained through animal sources. Individuals who follow a vegan diet (meaning they do not eat any animal products including dairy and eggs) can often suffer from a vitamin B12 deficiency.
Each capsule contains:
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) 50mg
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) 50mg
Nicotinamide (Vitamin B3) 30mg
Calcium D-Pantothenate (Vitamin B5) 50mg
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6) 30mg
Biotin (Vitamin B7) 100mcg
Folic acid (Vitamin 9) 400mcg
Vitamin B12 100mcg
Dosage and directions for use:
Adults: Take 1 capsule daily, with breakfast
Not recommended for children under 14 years
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
Keep in a dry, cool place at or below 25°C
Reseal after opening
Warnings and special precautions:
If you suffer from any serious ailments or conditions (such as anemia); or if you are taking any prescribed medication, please check with your healthcare provider before taking this medicine.
Nutritional supplementation should not replace a balanced diet
Do not exceed the recommended daily dose without consulting your healthcare provide
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare provider for advice before taking this supplement
This information is not meant to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Nor does it take the place of professional medical advice. If professional assistance is needed, a qualified physician or licensed health care practitioner should be consulted.
This unregistered health product has not been evaluated by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) for its quality, safety or intended use. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.