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Better B Complex Medication
From what?: Neither vitamins or ibuprofen will make you flunk a drug test. Chance ingestion of poppy seed muffins are a classic example where a common dietary item could trigger a false positive, this time to opiates (poppy). You need to find out what agent caused you to fail and figure out how you might have been exposed. Just being in the same room with some weed smokers could make you flunk. ...Read more
I can't find isolated vitamin b1 (thiamine) in local drug stores, only a full vitamin b complex. Does any of b vitamins interact with zoloft?
I failed a drug test for marijuana but don't smoke. I take about 800mg ibuprofen a day and am on a vitamin b complex daily, which is 50 mg of b2 a day?
False positive test: "In some cases, a drug test may report the presence of illicit drugs, although none were taken. While this is not common, no test is 100% accurate. Lab errors account for some of the mistakes, but most false-positives may be attributed to over-the-counter drugs and foods that can affect the test" - Ibuprofen and hemp food products have been associated with false positive drug tests. ...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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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
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
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
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
Depends: Although b vitamins are water soluble, which means you don't store them, excessive amounts are not recommended. Instead eat green, cruciferous vegetables and wild fish like salmon to get all the b vitamins you need. ...Read more
Use as directed: Such supplements from a well-trusted source, used as directed, can not hurt and might be of help. B's are very important to nervous system function and if you find they do some good, that's the important thing. Proper doses and overall healthy living + some CBT skills can avoid common medication side effects. I hope you do well! ...Read more
Discuss w/ UR Doctor: These are two very different products, one is a vitamin b shot to help boost your oxygen capacity of your blood and is a B12 vitamin, and the other is a vaccine to protect against hpv. So, the thinking should be less about which one hurts less, if both are needed. More on how it can help you even with momentary discomfort. The B12 hurts less, but the vaccine may not hurt a lot either depending on your pain tolerance. ...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.
Constipation is a local, bowel problem, most easily addressed with increased fiber intake. ...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
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