Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex Review – The Alternative For The Plain B-Complex?

Overview  |  Vitamin Forms  |  Vitamin Amounts  |  Additives  |  Conclusions  |

In this Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex review, we’ll have a good in-depth look into everything that the supplement offers and that there is to know about it.

Thus, we’ll start out by looking at all the claims that the manufacturer associates with the supplement. After that, we’ll look into the vitamin forms and vitamin amounts for the supplement. And we’ll end off with a look at the additives.

All to make as accurate of an assessment about the Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex as possible.

The goal here is to create a review so thorough that there would not be a need for you to ever look at another supplement review for this specific supplement. Therefore, if there is a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.


Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex Review – Overview


Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex is the augmented version of the Nature’s Bounty B-Complex, a supplement that is built and focused towards providing a boost of various B vitamins for anyone who chooses to.

Nature's Bounty Super B-Complex Review

As for the description page, superficially it may seem that there is a lot to go over. I mean, they offer key insights, supplement description that also includes supplement facts, FAQ’s, a section for related products and one for related information, as well as one for reviews [R].

On that same note though, neither of these sections contain a whole lot of information. The related information is barely relevant, for the FAQ’s there’s nothing there, there are only a few reviews, and related products – well somewhat relevant.

Ultimately, the description is what delivers the essence of the supplement.

And that essence is the supplement being all about the well-being of the heart and your nervous system. They say that it can provide the necessary nourishment for the occasional stress of daily living as well.

The Supplement Is Said To Improve Heart Health

And through the added vitamin C, it can provide for support to the heart, as well as benefits for the immune system and antioxidant support.

Then there’s also the No Artificial Color, No Artificial Flavor, No Preservatives, No Sugar, No Starch, No Milk, No Lactose, No Soy, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish, plus Sodium Free.

And the claims of being suitable for vegetarians.

Thus, all in all, it’s described practically the same as the Nature’s Bounty B-Complex. But is it truly the more sophisticated version?


Vitamin Form-Wise Preying On Consumer’s Ignorance


There Are Common Misconceptions About Supplement Labels And That How Much Of A Certain Nutrient Is Actually Provided

Based on the present vitamin forms it sure doesn’t seem so.

The true value of nutrient forms is so often understated. People just tend to look at any given amounts on the label and assume they’re getting that much of the vitamin (or mineral).

Yet, how much you’re actually getting is highly dependant on the vitamin or mineral form present in the supplement.

For example, if you had to choose between 50 mg of Thiamin Mononitrate and 25 mg of Benfotiamine which one would you choose? Both are the active forms of vitamin B1.

While numbers people might go with Thiamin Mononitrate because there’s supposedly twice as more of that vitamin, this is the wrong approach. You will get much more benefit out of 25 mg of Benfotiamine than you would out of 50 mg Thiamin Mononitrate [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Nature's Bounty Super B-Complex Review – Vitamin Forms

That said many supplement manufacturers prey on consumer’s ignorance.

And in a sense, Nature’s Bounty B-Complex is one of them. The vitamin forms it offers generally are of the cheap end of the spectrum.

The vitamin B1 form is the already mentioned Thiamin Mononitrate instead of Benfotiamine. Which really is a disappointment for a specialized B vitamin supplement [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Vitamin B2 and B3 are okay. So are also vitamin B5 and B7 [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Yet when it comes to Vitamin B6, B9, and B12, it’s again a huge disappointment. The proper forms of these nutrients are so incredibly important. However, they’re just not there [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Oranges Are A Great Additional Source Of Vitamin C To Make Up For Some Of The Shortcomings Of Nature's Bounty Super B-Complex

Don’t get me wrong even these forms of the vitamins can provide some benefit but they’re nowhere as efficient as their most bioavailable counterparts. It’s such a shame for these to be found in a specialized B vitamins supplement.

Lastly, we have that added vitamin C. A very ordinary form for it as well. They’re definitely not trying to go out of their way to provide you with the best forms of these vitamins [R, R, R, R].

Overall, the vitamin forms in the Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex are the exact same that are present in the Nature’s Bounty B-Complex. So, clearly, the sophistication and augmentation of the supplement do not show here.

Maybe it comes up somewhere else?


Vitamin Amounts Are Better; Still Far From Ideal


Supposedly, it does. But it’s definitely disputable.

Nature's Bounty Super B-Complex Review – Ingredients (Supplement Facts)

You would expect the vitamin amounts to be more solid in the Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex than they were in the supplement without the ‘Super’, yet it’s not that straight forward.

While some do see improved amounts, many are actually more scarce.

Take, for example, the amounts of vitamin B1. The plain version of the supplement had 5 mg, while the ‘Super’ version has 25 mg, which is the corresponding amount with the best of practices.

Similarly, also vitamin B2 has a 4-time improvement, while the vitamin B7 has a 3.3-times improvement in its amounts over the plain version of the supplement. Which is great but that’s about as far as the improvements go.

In fact, vitamins like B5, B12, and C are in fewer amounts. To be exact, about 2, 2.5, and 2 times fewer amounts, respectively. All this while vitamins like B3, B6, and B9 are staying constant (amounts haven’t changed).

Yes, I fell overall there is an improvement vitamin amount-wise but it is not without losses.

Percentage Daily Values Are Based On Daily Minimal Requirements Which Is Not Enough For Awesome Health

Ultimately, sure, all of the vitamins contain at least 100% of the daily value. However, it must be noted that percentage daily value has generally been developed on the basis of how much of a nutrient you need to not get sick with a deficiency disease [R].

Yet it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that avoiding disease isn’t really true health (more on this you can learn in this article) [R].

And as far as the best practices go, the vitamin amounts present in the Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex are less than optimal [R].

And thus, while all the vitamins can still account for a benefit, there’s a much better chance of them not living up to it.


Additives Are Pretty Good


I feel additives and their potential effects on our health are one of the most ignored things of our time.

While they are necessary for the making of 99% vitamin supplements, it’s really important to look into what they are actually about and whether or not they can harm you.

Because some people believe all of them are bad. Not true.

Whereas, some believe none of them are bad. Again, not true. They, in fact, can harm our health and mental potential beyond recognition if we give in (for example, try consuming High-Fructose Corn Syrup for every meal for a month while feeling healthy) [R].

Vegetable Cellulose Is One Of The Additives In Nature's Bounty Super B-Complex

So, there is a balance there, and it all comes down to what kind of additives are used.

When it comes to the Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex, it uses 5 different additives – Vegetable Cellulose, Calcium Carbonate, Silica, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, and Vegetable Stearic Acid.

All of these are generally fine. However, it’s known that Calcium Carbonate does come with unpleasant side-effects for some people. An that’s the thing.((See my other article for the all the references on any respective additive.))

Even if certain additives does not generally cause any health issues some random allergic reaction may come up for some select few people. We all are different and this isn’t anything out of the ordinary.

It can happen for foods, supplements, and medicine, and anything else you might find yourself consuming.

So, if it does happen, no need to worry, remember that the kind of stuff happens. And just be on a lookout for a replacing supplement with one, few or completely different additives.


Final Thoughts On Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex


Final Thoughts On The Nature Bounty Super B-Complex Review

While Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex is generally fine for consumption as it does not employ generally harmful additives, it’s still not a good bet for that added benefit of extra B vitamins.

It’s true, it does offer a variety of B vitamins, however, most of them are in average or poor forms for consumption and generally less than optimal amounts.

Thus, while it may give you some boost and all the benefits that are associated with the respective vitamins, I’d say that Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex is not worth your time.

What is worth your time though is a proper multivitamin supplement.

All of those offer everything that the Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex does but in a much more better quality and quantity. And all this while also providing other nutrients that can go a long way into helping you address whatever it is that you’re seeking.

Above all, I hope this Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex review helped you find the information you were looking for. But if not, I’ll be happy to hear any advice in the comments on how I could further improve it.

Other than that, if you get a chance, even one line in the comments helps a ton and will be highly and sincerely appreciated.

Hope to see you in another article!

Cheers, Stay Healthy & Have a Great One!

16 Replies to “Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex Review – The Alternative For The Plain B-Complex?”

  1. Thanks so much for the wonderful and inspirational teaches about the Nature’s Bounty Super B-complex. I’m too of the opinion that this supplement is indeed fine for consumption as it does not employ harmful additives, it’s still not really a good bet for that added benefit of extra B vitamins. Oh, yes, it does offer a variety of B vitamins, however, most of them, as you mentioned, are poor forms for consumption and less than the optimal amount. So, I’ll stick with a proper multivitamin. Thanks, again!

    1. Hey, Eromomen!

      I’m happy to hear you liked the article. In that sense, I’m absolutely thrilled you found it wonderful and to some degree even inspirational.
      Above all, I appreciate you sharing your opinion on this. 🙂

      Cheers, Have a Wonderful Day!
      Carpe minutam,
      Matiss

  2. Just finished reading your review of Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex. I love how you discussed the active forms of vitamin B – I had no idea there were different types that remained under the same broader aspect. I am grateful for the way you discuss detriment versus bioavailability. A very informative and useful review. Thank you.

    1. Hey, Josie!

      I’m absolutely thrilled you liked the review.
      I’m glad you found it both informative and useful!

      Cheers, and have a Great Day ahead, Josie!
      Matiss

  3. Hey! Thanks for sharing this insightful review on Nature’s Bounty Super-B Complex, I appreciate you taking the time and breaking it all down for us. This is great. The amount of enlightenment you’ve provided me with is just absurd. I will know now that multivitamins generally are a better choice. We’ll look into buying one of those. Again, thanks for building this website and investing time to make it the way it is. It’s a great site.

    1. Hey, Musbau!

      Your words are too kind my friend. I really, really appreciate you for all of them. 🙂
      I’m beyond delighted you enjoyed the article and the website overall.
      You totally made my day, Musbau!

      Have a Great Weekend!
      Cheers, Carpe minutam,
      Matiss

  4. Wow! I am indeed impressed on your honest review about this “Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex”. Indeed it is best to go for a multivitamin packed supplement than just the bounty super complex which definitely doesn’t have other vitamins present in it (apart from B vitamins). I found this review to be marvelously in-depth and wonderful.

    Thank you for it!

    1. Hey, David!

      I’m truly happy you enjoyed the article!
      And I’m sincerely grateful for all the good words. They truly mean a lot to me.

      Cheers, and have a Wonderful Day ahead, David!
      Carpe minutam,
      Matiss

  5. Wow. Excellent job of helping me clearly understand the difference in the vitamins and what they truly consist of. Also, loved the supplement idea, I will definitely take this information with me in my everyday living. So Is this the same for children and adults? Are there more brands you would recommend for choices? Where did you attain all your information is it for sure accurate? I thought this was very well laid out and you did such a great job at advertising your products. You did it in a manner that was so freely and swiftly done seemed so natural within your article. I was very impressed. You are very educated and great at building websites. A job well done, five stars!!

    1. Hey, Jacqueline!

      I appreciate all the kind and genuine words, they do mean a lot to me. And they totally made my day!

      It does differ for children and adults. I generally look at stuff from the adult perspective unless the supplement is marketed for children.

      I do rely completely on studies, research papers, and other authoritative sources, materials, books, and websites for the information. If something’s not cited 99.9% of the time you can find appropriate references on my other articles. Not always do I have the patience to cite absolutely everything in every single article. 🙂

      Other than that, I always do my best to try and make all the information I share as relevant, up-to-date, and true as it can possibly be for any given time or moment.

      By the way, I really love your name. 🙂

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Seize the minute,
      Matiss

  6. I recently stumbled across a magnesium brand of supplement that included a vitamin B complex within it. Now, I take fish oils, B vitamins and magnesium every day for heart health, so they are important to me. 

    My question is, do these combined supplements differ in quality somewhat to the singular supplements?

    1. Hey, Chris!

      No, most of the time they do not. In fact, when it comes to vitamins and minerals it’s definitely better to have supplements that pack together as much as they can of the stuff that you want.
      Reason being, this way you’ll consume way fewer combined amounts additives than if you would to go for a singular supplement every single time. I mean, it’s just one of the reasons. In a way the most foundational one.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

  7. I found this article intriguing, especially the mention that additives are not the evil everybody makes it out to be. Thank you for explaining about keeping a good balance between the type of additives you consume.

    I am also glad that I read this review as I was about to invest in Nature’s Bounty Super B-Complex (being an anxiety sufferer I feel tired and run down a lot) and didn’t realize that the B vitamins present are of sub-standard quality. Guess I’ll be staying on the multivitamins then 🙂

    Thanks!

    1. Hey, AnxietyPanda!

      I’m delighted that you enjoyed the article and found it helpful.
      Makes all the efforts of writing it totally worth it. 🙂

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,
      Matiss

  8. This article is absolute gold, 

    This really is the best guide on Nature’s Bounty Super B Complex that I have come across with zero fluff, actionable steps and all backed up by proof and case studies. I’m super impressed.

    I love the fact that it does not employ generally harmful additives, from your review I think it is highly recommendable and would work perfectly.

    1. Hey, Tracy!

      The words are too kind! They really mean a lot to me. <3
      Thank you, I appreciate it.

      Other than that, well, there's definitely not anything harmful within it, so I've might have been too harsh with the conclusions. Totally get where are you coming from though.

      Cheers, and have a Great One, Tracy!
      Carpe minutam,
      Matiss

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