Health Tips

Know Your Bs

Ever reach for the B vitamins when you need an energy boost? Beyond being a great pick-me-up, the eight B vitamins -often sold as a B complex-work great as a team, as well as by themselves for specific needs.

B vitamins are available in a multitude of forms at all drug stores. But before taking off-the-shelf vitamins, talk to your doctor. He or she may recommend specific ones that your body may be lacking. And in some cases, high-dose amounts are even prescribed.

B, or any type of vitamin, can be harmful if taken in excess. So when in doubt, consult your physician. You can also add B-rich foods to your diet, like fish and dark leafy greens.

Weekly Health Tips are brought to you by UCF Health, the College of Medicine’s physician practice. Offering primary and specialty care under one roof, UCF Health treats patients age 16 and up in primary care and age 18 and up for specialty care. Most major insurance plans are accepted. Two locations are now open: the original in East Orlando at Quadrangle and University boulevards just blocks from the main UCF campus and in Medical City at Narcoossee Road and Tavistock Lakes Boulevard. Schedule an appointment online today.

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