The series of B Vitamins are considered bioenergetics. Bioenergetics is the part of biochemistry concerned with the energy involved in making and breaking of chemical bonds in the molecules found in biological organisms.
Growth, development and metabolism are some of the central phenomena in the study of biological organisms. The role of energy is fundamental to such biological processes. The ability to harness energy from a variety of metabolic pathways is a property of all living organisms. Life is dependent on energy transformations; living organisms survive because of exchange of energy within and without.
In a living organism, chemical bonds are broken and made as part of the exchange and transformation of energy. Energy is available for work (such as mechanical work) or for other processes (such as chemical synthesis and anabolic processes in growth), when weak bonds are broken and stronger bonds are made. The production of stronger bonds allows release of usable energy.
In addition to all this, Vitamin Bs, specifically B1, B6 and B12 are used in pain control, natural analgesics. The best part is that, they can help reduce the abuse of analgesics. B1 dose for pain is 500 mg twice a day ( total of 1000 mg) per day. B6 dosage for changing pain threshold is 100 mg per day. B12 is helpful in reducing pain from degenerative neuropathy with therapeutic dose of 1 to 2 mg per day for the duration of therapy.
Vitamin C reduces muscle soreness. The dreaded sore muscles after a good workout when you can’t even comb your hair, can be helped with 1 gram of vitamin, 3 times per day ( total of 3 grams). If you are planning on participating in a strenuous physical event, take the recommended dosage of 3 grams for three days prior to the even and seven days after the event/ A pleasant side benefit of Vitamin C also is to help with minor issues of occasional constipation.
Vitamin E can help in pain reduction and improved joint function. Recommended dosage for Vit E in this capacity is 400 IU per day.
In short, summery of pain control / reduction vitamins are:
Vit B1 500 mg 2x/day (twice a day)
Vit B6 100 mg/day (per day)
Vit B12 1mg /day (per day)
Vit C 1 gram 3x/day (three times per day)
Vit E 400IU/day (per day)