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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
18 years experience Sleep Medicine
B vitamins: Most b vitamins are in foods. Some foods containing more b1, b2, b3 are fruits and vegetables. Things like B12 are mostly only in animal products bu ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
19 years experience Pain Management
Options: The vitamin most associated with treating neuropathy is vitamin b12. Taking a good multivitamin and other supplements such as co-enzyme q10 may also b ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Metanx: A medical food, available by prescription, called metanx is a combination of biologically active, b-6, folic acid, and b-12, and is approved by the fd ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
6 and 12: B6 and B12 seem to have some value in treating neuropathy.
Dr. Corinne Kauderer
36 years experience Wound care
Numb feet: Numbness in the feet can be alleviated with certain B vitamins such as B1, B2, B6 and B12. Alpha Lipoic Acid is also recommended as a supplement.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
You can: Overdose on anything taken into the body.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
27 years experience Holistic Medicine
Yes: Vitamin levels start to decrease in our bodies over time due to age, stress, medical conditions, poor diet (since most americans do not eat well), tra ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Rather than reinvent: B vitamins are necessary for cellular metabolism. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/b_vitamins for more info.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Hinson
27 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: The b vitamins include thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, (folic acid) b6, vb12, biotin and pantothenic acid. Some foods are especially good sources ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
I hope not: I use the microwave all the time. But i also take B12 sub-lingual and a multivitamin. To be safe minimize the use of the microwave. In the mean time i ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
Fur hype!: The vitamins give the appearance of being "good for you." most energy drinks contain high caffeine and natural Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) (no longe ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
It depends: B vits. Will help many with anxiety while many may not be helped at all. If you are among the 30% who can't convert Folic Acid to its active form then ... Read More
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