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Vitamins are Vital Nutrients, and Vitamin B Complex aid for a healthy body.Vitamin B Complex Profile Test is done to detect Vitamin B deficiencies. It is prescribed when one has several symptoms related to the deficiency in Vitamin B. Vitamin B mainly consist of a variety of water-soluble vitamins.
A vitamin B complex is a dietary supplement that contains all eight of the B vitamins: B1 , B2 , niacin, pantothenic acid, B6, biotin, folic and B12. Vitamins B complex, helps the body to produce energy and help to treat or prevent anaemia,prophylaxis and psychiatric problems.
Vitamin B12(cyanocobalamin) and folic acid(Vitamin B9) are important in red blood cell formation and their deficiency can lead to anaemia.
B2 also known as riboflavin is required in the metabolism of other B vitamins, B vitamin deficiency is seen mostly in the elderly, in liver diseases, chronic alcoholics, and malabsorption syndromes.
B3 (Niacin), also known as nicotinic acid, Nicotinamide or vitamin P. It is involved in metabolism, energy production as well as in several enzyme reactions; it can be given in dyslipidemia to raise the level of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol.
B5, also known as pantothenic acid which helps in the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat, and protein. It's deficiency although rare can present with symptoms of impaired wound healing and abnormal sensation of burning feet.
B6 also known as vitamin H or Biotin acts as a coenzyme in the most metabolic process including fat, protein and carbohydrate metabolism.
Prepration for Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B Complex Profile Tests are performed mainly in the laboratory or doctor’s clinic. One may not need to fast before this test. However, one is advised to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water before the test.