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is vitamin b and b12 the same

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
All animal foods: All meats, dairy ; eggs have b12; no vegetarian foods have it unless fortified. Best sources are clams ; beef liver (only have liver if organic). Ma ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
A supplement: Containing the group of b vitamins, so yes. However the problem with b 12 is usually with absorption so a pill may not be the answer for established d ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Yeast: Yeast mostly contains thiamine ( b1) , along with other b vitamins.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience Ophthalmology
B12 and B6: Are essential for good health. Deficiencies can cause nerve damage.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Other vit B: There are other b vitamins like b1, b2, b6 and these are all in the b stress vitamins besides B12 which is also in the pill.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Stahl
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Vit B12 is one of group of b vitamins. B complex supplements typically have several b vitamins in their mix. This can vary with manufacturer.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
Good question: B12 is typically given under the tongue (pill or liquid) or by shot. Although there is some B12 in b complex pills chances our its not enough or can' ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Usually: But check the label to make sure that all eight b vitamins are included: vitamin b1 (thiamine) vitamin b2 (riboflavin) vitamin b3 (niacin or ni ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. STEPHEN GIROUX
39 years experience Pharmacology
No: Folic acid is a vitamin supplement and there are several b vitamins b-1, b-6, b-12 to name some of the more common. Typically Folic Acid and b-12 alo ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
I don't really know: why you would be taking both of them. Vitamin D2 is made by plants; vitamin D3 is made by human skin when exposed to sunlight.Foods may be fortified w ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Someone writing on the internet can put out any silly fantasy and make money doing it, as they appear very learned and caring. This one's just not tru ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
18 years experience Family Medicine
As : As a general rule of thumb, it is better to take vitamins with a meal. This allows for better absorption. However this is not an absolute. In addition ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends on cause...: There are lots of reasons for B12 deficiency, but can you offer more information about your medical history so we can help you learn why your B12 leve ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Picky: Be picky about your b complex. Avoid the ones that list Cyanocobalamin or folic acid. Look for the ones that list methylcobalamin and l methyl folate ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO: Your vit B12 level is totally unrelated to the levels of your other b vitamins. B1, b2, b3, b5, b6 & folate (folic acid), (folic acid) while all in t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It does not matter: It matters little when you take each of them.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Deficient: Not necessarily related, low sun exposure common cause of low d. Too little k intake or too much potassium loss separate problems.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Maybe: It can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months. Links: 1) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficien ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
It depends...: This depends on the cause of the deficiency. If it's due to a lack of B12 in your diet (b12 is primarily found in animal-derived foods) then taking a ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
B12: B12 injections are believed to boost energy, reduce stress symptoms & weight.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
B12 / Magnesium: With B12 it is the route that matters. Most people who are low need to bypass the GI track and take it in intramuscular form or under the tongue. The ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hien Tran
Dr. Hien Tran answered
14 years experience Pediatrics
Not 100%: Not a good form of birth control. It rapidly decreases in effectiveness the further out u r. After 3 days, it wouldn't be worth taking anymore. As ... Read More
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