Bogus Vitamin B?
January 13, 2013 4:11 PM Subscribe
My psychiatrist, who practices holistic/integrative medicine, says non-food-based brands of vitamin B are useless because the body does not actually absorb them. Is this true?
posted by shiggins to Health & Fitness (22 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My psychiatrist told me that the only brand of vitamin B I should take is MegaFoods Balanced B
. Her reason is that it's completely food-based, allowing the body to absorb it properly. She claims that other over-the-counter B vitamins that are not food-based don't do anything at all.
Is this true? Since she practices holistic/integrative medicine (meaning she suggests vitamins/herbs and alternative treatments to accompany prescription medication), could she perhaps be paid by vitamin companies to push a specific brand? Or is what she saying actually true?