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B Complex Benefits For Men
I take B - complex vitamin with my daily men's vitamin. I take it to boost my energy. Can to much B, hurt?
Yes.: Even though B vitamins are water soluble and not stored in our fat like the fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K), too much of certain Bs, like B6 and B3 (niacin,) can get you in trouble. Going above 200 mg a day of B6 has the potential to cause numbness and other nerve problems. High doses of Niacin (2000 mg a day) can lead to elevated liver enzymes, jaundice and nausea. ...Read more
Its it okay for me to take B-Complex 100 from TheVitamin Shoppe company and One A Day Men multivitamin altogether? Am I overdosing on Vitamin B?
It's OK: You can't overdose on real B vitamins. But be careful with synthetic forms. The easiest way to tell is to look at the ingredient list of your supplements. Stay away from the ones that have folic acid or cyanocobalamin. Look for the ones that have folinic acid and methylcobalamin. ...Read more
What are the best supplements for thinning hair and hair health in general? Fish oil? B complex.? How is zinc? How good is zinc for mens health?
Healthy hair: Get adequate sleep, avoid excess sugar & fat, v carbonated drinks, eat enough protein, exercise regularly. Biotin helps (don't over do it). Insure you have adequate Iron (like kale & other dark green leafies), Omega 3 fatty acids (like walnuts), vitamin E (fruits & veggies), D & B vitamins & zinc. Avoid sulfates & formaldehyde in shampoos). Avoid excessive blow dry heat. ...Read more
B12 injections: There are no benefits to getting B12 injections unless you have a deficiency and you are not able to absorb it thru the gut. Some times Vegans can become deficient because they do not eat animal fat and they would have to get injections. I have heard of psychiatrists giving B12 injections during periods of increased stress ; not sure why!! Perhaps to calm the nerves. Hope this helps ...Read more
How much vitamin D3 should I take? I'm 23 and also taking vitamin b complex. Occasional ginseng. What are the benefits of these? Thanks
Dose vitamin D: Vitamin d comes from exposure to sun made in skin less exposure due to fears of skin cancer leave a deficient state in 60 to 80 percentgeneral requirements in healthy non pregnant state vary between 10000 to 2000 units a say best taken with food down side is very little lots of people require to go upto 5000 units helps skeletal health muscle mass skin nails hair and decreses some cancers. ...Read more
Is it safe for a 24 year old man like me to take vitamin supplements such as neurogen e, a tablet of b complex vitamins + vitamin E for nerve health?
Yes, however...: Yes, these are safe, though I notice Neurogen E has the cyanocobalamin form of B12 and methylcobalamin is better. Look for a B complex that has the L-5-MTHF form of folate instead of folic acid, as about half of people have difficulty converting folic acid to its active form. E is best as a natural form with mixed tocopherols (not just alpha tocopherol).Consider Ashwagandha, a herb good for nerves. ...Read more
For what condition?: Jamieson's b complex 100 mg is a timed-release product. B vitamins are also water-soluble, so that any excess your body does not need will be excreted. Taking vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) at 1-6 grams (not milligrams as in this preparation) per day over many months can cause a sensory neuropathy. For most people, the 50mg b complex would be enough -- if you have poor diet & stress, maybe need more. ...Read more
Time won't matter: The b. Complex vitamins are water solvable and easily absorbed. Taking them at a usual time everyday (breakfast, dinner, bedtime) becomes easiest way to remember to do it. ...Read more
OK to take both: B12 is relatively more expensive than the other Bs. Consequently, most manufacturers put about 100 mcg in their multis. OK to take additional B12. ...Read more
Should not hurt: Taking b-complex vitamins will most likely not hurt you in any way. A recent study showed that vitamin use had no profound beneficial effects. Discuss with your dr and get periodic exams and routine labs to assess your vitamin levels, so the best advice can be given to your individual case. Best wishes. ...Read more
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RDA amounts: Vitamins are not regulated by the fda as with medications, and thus companies can tout their value to health without the rigors of scientific investigation and regulation that pharmaceutical companies must comply with. The b-complex of vitamins are certainly important in body chemistry, and the rda for vitamin b6 is 1.3 mg to 1.7 mg for men and women. It is thought by some to help with anxiety.? ...Read more
B complex overdose?: It sounds like you are probably talking about over methylation. The antidote for that is Niacin 25 to 50mg typically. ...Read more
Is it harmful to have b complex shots one time every week just due to the enthusiast to injection by the beautiful woman nurse? I love her injection.
I think you: Know that this is not the reason to get injections done. You should not have anything injected into you that is not medically necessary..... I'm sure you know this already. ...Read more
No: Most people can get enough b vitamins from nutrition if they eat a healthy diet. Of course, if you're a type 2 diabetic, maybe that's partly because you're not eating healthy. B vitamins are water soluble so you'll need to take them daily. But compulsory? Not unless blood tests show low levels, in which case, yes. But otherwise, optional. Try eating healthy instead. ...Read more
Maybe: Some b vitamins, especially large doses of Niacin frequently cause flushing. ...Read more
Not likely unless...: Unless you're truly deficient, it's not likely that you'll find much benefit from b complex vitamins. Sure we look for B12 & folate (folic acid) deficiency in alzheimer's dementia, but I have yet to correct someone's levels & return their thinking process. If you drink alcohol to excess & forgo proper balanced nutrition, you can run low on b vitamins for which extra might be useful but this is pretty rare. ...Read more
B Complex: Niacinamide, another byproduct of vitamin b, serves as an effective skin-lightening agent. In one clinical investigation, patients with hyperpigmentation applied a moisturizer containing five percent niacinamide. Four weeks later, computer analysis of the hyperpigmentation and skin color revealed a decrease in hyperpigmentation along with an increase in skin lightness. ...Read more
The american diet is already vitamin-rich, and there are essentially zero reported cases of vitamin-deficiency, amongst those not taking vitamins. Therefore, the supplemental vitamins we take are in excess of need, and your organs already have enough vitamin b (et al.). More should not change any functions.
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Yes: There are no known interactions between hydroxyzine and B vitamins so they should be safe to take together. Since about 40% of people have difficulty converting folic acid to the active form I advise a B complex that contains the active form, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate (L-5-MTHF) such as B Complex Plus from Pure Encapsulations. ...Read more
Depends...: B complex vitamin is often taken to help with stress. Magnesium, zinc, other trace minerals and phytonutrients are all also important to recover from stress. I recommend a b complex with 5-mthf because if you have a mutation in the mthfr gene then you would need his form to bypass the mutation. Most important though are lifestyle changes - restful sleep, exercise, diet and prayer/meditation. ...Read more