I reviewed 37 cases of cures both full and partial. Out of all the cases reviewed 12 either specifically mentioned the use of B-complex vitamins or the use of multivitamins. That is a significant portion. We will assume that the multivitamins mentioned contain B-complex vitamins. This assumption can be safely made for two reasons:
1) Both of the multivitamins specifically mentioned, contain the full suit of B-complex vitamin.*
2) A review of 5 top selling multivitamins showed that they all contained the full suite of B-complex vitamins. ( http://bit.ly/pKxxWw )
Further research revealed that I'm not the only person to have made this link. The effect of biotin (vitamin B7) on candida has been known for a while. A quote from Dr. Yamaguchi:
"The second portion of the program, which is extremely important, is the recognition that the conversion of the yeast form to the fungal form of Candida is partially dependent upon biotin deficiency. Dr. Yamaguchi and colleagues have recently found that when biotin is added to the medium in high levels, it can prevent the conversion of the yeast form of Candida to its fungal form."
A quote from Dr. Luc De Shepper:
"Biotin is the weapon in our hand. Biotin taken in the amount of at least 3 Milligram will cut the transformation cycle from the yeast to the fungus form......Dr. Luc De Shepper"
Another quote that I found interesting:
"It has also been reported that antibiotics which damage the intestinal flora (thus decreasing bacterial synthesis) can reduce biotin levels.."
Antibiotics are one of the biggest reported causes of leaky gas.
I posit that there is a direct link between deicifent levels of biotin and Leaky gas.
My theory is that low levels of biotin allow candida to transform from yeast into fungi which is the form that is responsible for candidiasis.
Concering the othe B-complex vitamins:
"deficient dietary intake of pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) can contribute to a functional biotin deficiency since B5 works together with biotin in many metabolic situations. Intestinal problems should also be considered as a possible course of biotin deficiency. The connection between biotin and intestinal problems centers on the role of intestinal bacteria. Under appropriate circumstances, bacteria in the large intestine can produce biotin. When intestinal problems create bacterial imbalance, the body is deprived of this alternative source of biotin."
This is as close as we're going to get to comphrehensive proof that B-complex vitamins play a part in the cure of Leaky Gas.
The 12 cases can be found here: http://bit.ly/qqEZJJ
*SuperNutrition - Simply One Men Iron Free contains:
B320, 25 mg225%
B6 25 mg 1750%
B9 10 mg 250%
B121.5 mg 2500%
SuperNutrition also contained Betaine (HCI), 25 mg.
There seems to be a non-trivial link between Betaine HCI and LG.
One a Day Essentials contains:
Out of the 12 vitamins present, 8 are B-complex vitamins