It’s hard enough to know which individual supplements you should take — but what about supplements containing multiple ingredients, such as Neurobion Forte? The ingredient list on these products can be hard to decipher.
Neurobion Forte is a vitamin product that contains a mixture of different B vitamins. It’s available as an oral tablet. In some counties, it may also be available as an injection.
But what exactly is in it? And should you be taking it? Read on to find out.
Neurobion Forte contains a mixture of six B vitamins:
- vitamin B1 (thiamine), 10 milligrams (mg)
- vitamin B2 (riboflavin), 10 mg
- vitamin B3 (nicotinamide), 45 mg
- vitamin B5 (calcium pantothenate), 50 mg
- vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 3 mg
- vitamin B12 (cobalamin), 15 micrograms (mcg)
B vitamins are a group of water-soluble vitamins that are naturally present in a variety of different foods. Water-soluble means that once your body absorbs what it can use of a vitamin, it excretes the rest through your urine.
Neurobion Forte is used for preventing and treating B-vitamin deficiencies. But its manufacturer also promotes its use for:
- improving nervous system health
- strengthening the immune system
- improving metabolism
- maintaining healthy hair and skin
- promoting liver health
Like all vitamins, the B vitamins play a vital role in many functions of the body. B vitamins are involved in the metabolism of nutrients, nervous system functions, skin function, red blood cell production, and more.
Not having enough B vitamins can cause a range of health problems, including:
The potential benefit of Neurobion Forte is found mainly in its ability to prevent vitamin-B deficiency, and the health problems and symptoms associated with that deficiency.
But most people get enough B vitamins through the foods they eat. Still, some groups may have a higher risk of vitamin-B deficiency.
This includes those who:
- are over age 50
- are pregnant
- have certain chronic health conditions
- eat a restricted diet, such as a vegan or vegetarian diet
- take certain medications, such as metformin and acid reducers
If you already get enough vitamin B through your diet, taking Neurobion Forte or similar products likely won’t provide any additional health benefits, such as improved memory, energy, metabolism, or immune function.
Remember, B vitamins are water-soluble. This means that any B vitamins beyond your body’s requirement will just be excreted in your urine.
Not sure if you have a vitamin-B deficiency? Here are some signs and symptoms that might give you a clue.
Taking Neurobion Forte or similar products may provide some benefit if you have a mild deficiency. But if you have a serious deficiency, it may not be enough. For example, Neurobion Forte provides 15 mcg of vitamin B-12. But people with a vitamin B-12 deficiency are usually treated with 500 mcg or more of vitamin B-12.
If you think you have a B-vitamin deficiency, you should see your doctor to be evaluated. They can run a blood test to see which B vitamins you’re lacking. A doctor can use these results to recommend a treatment plan that’s more specific to your body’s needs. In some cases, they may recommend a B-vitamin injection.
The B vitamins contained in Neurobion Forte are safe and usually don’t cause side effects when taken according to the manufacturer’s instruction.
But if you take a higher dose of Neurobion Forte than what’s recommended on the package, you may have some side effects, such as:
- excessive urination
- nerve damage
Neurobion Forte or other B vitamin products may be beneficial for preventing B-vitamin deficiency. But most people already get enough B vitamins in their diet.
For those who already get enough B vitamins from their diet, taking Neurobion Forte will not improve memory, energy, metabolism, immune function, or have other health benefits.
If you have a mild deficiency, taking Neuorbion Forte or similar supplements may help. If you think you have a more severe deficiency, it’s best to see a doctor to get a better idea of the specific supplements your body needs.
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