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Will vitamin b12 injections cause weight gain. I don't want to gain weight. But I feel better taking them?

Will vitamin b12 injections cause weight gain. I don't want to gain weight. But I feel better taking them?

Whoa: If you have been prescribed B12 injections or other suitable replacement therapy based on sound evidence (i.e., labs and a real diagnosis), and you refuse to take them, you will pay for it with your health, your mind, and ultimately your life. They actually do not cause weight gain. SIck people feeling better after treatment may eat more. I'm sorry you were given faulty information. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Nutri bifidus has 2 bifidobacterium. High in bifidus factor? Promote the growth of bifidobacteria? Produce vitamin B12 and gain weight? Help thanks.

Nutri bifidus has 2 bifidobacterium. High in bifidus factor? Promote the growth of bifidobacteria? Produce vitamin B12 and gain weight? Help thanks.

It's your money: I would be surprised if it did you any good whatsoever. You're a 25 year old man in your physical prime, and if you're looking to put on some muscle like other guys, you need to hit the gym hard, maybe supplement with creatine ; do some rough cardio. A sensible non-veggie diet provides all the B12 you can use. Fecal bacteria in a packet aren't the secret to health. Your efforts ; smarts are. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 low level cause weight loss ans vitamin B12 supplement cause gain in weight?

Does vitamin B12 low level cause weight loss ans vitamin B12 supplement cause gain in weight?

No: Vitamin B12 is needed for making blood cells, proper function of the nervous system and for the function of many enzymes in the body. It doesn't have a major effect on weight. ...Read more

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I was suffering from severe vitamin B12 deficiency until discovered recently. It left me with very weak body. How do I start gaining weight?

I was suffering from severe vitamin B12 deficiency until discovered recently. It left me with very weak body. How do I start gaining weight?

Do not worry: B-12 deficiency can be reversed as the levels rise in your body. Your weakness could well be due to the effect on the peripheral nerves, and as things stabilize, you will regain strength. Perhaps get both a dietician and personal trainer involved. Presume you are getting regular injections, but might add the medical food metanx to stabilize a bit faster. ...Read more

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What do you think about the vitamin B12 for weight loss?

Don't bother!: There is absolutely no evidence that vitamin b 12 causes weight loss. The only reason to take B12 is in cases of a deficiency, which can result from poor absorption of B12 in the stomach or intestines or inadequate intake in the diet (vegan diets), . ...Read more

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Can a dr. Or can you purchase vitamin b12-and B6 in injectable form for losing weight, and how or were can I do this?

Can a dr. Or can you purchase vitamin b12-and B6 in injectable form for losing weight, and how or were can I do this?

B12: Sandra, b6 and B12 cannot really help with losing weight.
As you probably already know, weight loss is the result of clean eating and exercise that includes both weight training and cardio. ...Read more

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I am 29year old. I have high chestrol and lack of vitamin d and vitamin b12.I I am on vitamin injection. I want loose a weight please help me. How I can?

I am 29year old. I have high chestrol and lack of vitamin d and vitamin b12.I I am on vitamin injection. I want loose a weight please help me. How I can?

Eat fewer calories: Helpful weight loss diets include natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (without salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits contain natural sugar. Drinks without calories include water and green tea. A calorie is a calorie, regardless of where it comes from. ...Read more

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Symptoms of vitamin B12 low?

Many: Main ones are: fatigue, neurological symptoms (like numbness ; tingling), GI symptoms (like nausea, GI upset) and weight loss. ...Read more

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What food contains vitamin b12?

What food contains vitamin b12?

B12: B12 principally derives from animal sources and eggs. Dairy has little. Select soy can provide some. More vegan foods are being supplemented with B12, as B12 defici, ency is common among vegans. See www. Vegetarian. Org. Uk/factsheets/b12factsheet. Html ...Read more

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Can you overdose on vitamin b12?

Virtually nontoxic: At any dose. I do not believe that you will find very much written on the toxic effects of B12 although I have had a couple of patients who took something on the order of 10x what I had prescribed them was already in the 10, 000IU range so they were taking about 100, 000IU daily for several weeks and the patient developed diarrhea. When he stopped that resident, within several days diarrhea stopped ...Read more

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Why would ihave low vitamin b12?

Why would ihave low vitamin b12?

Possible causes: You could have a low b-12 if you are vegetarian, have been for several years and don't take supplemental b-12. It could be low if you don't make intrinsic factor. This is made in the stomach and is needed to absorb b-12. Lack of intrinsic factor is usually an autoimmune disorder. You could have low b-12 due to taking proton pump inhibitors for a long time as stomach acid is needed as well. ...Read more

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What does high vitamin B12 mean?

Depends: It can mean that you have been taking B12 supplements!
for other reasons, see http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html. ...Read more

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My vitamin b12 is 241 is this bad?

My vitamin b12 is 241 is this bad?

Borderline: I assume the units are pg/mL. Consider following this up with a functional assay such as methylmalonic acid and/or taking a routine supplement. Your physician is your best guide. ...Read more

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Is 1000 iu of vitamin B12 too much?

Not usually: That is a safe dose generally. What matters more is the kind of b12 you take. There are 4 different kinds of B12 available on the market. Cyanocobalamin is the synthetic kind, and not as good. More info:
Http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html ...Read more

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Is vitamin B12 2500 mgs bad for you?

Is vitamin B12 2500 mgs bad for you?

B-12: No, that dosage is perfectly fine. There has not been an upper limit set for oral vitamin b-12. Generally speaking if and individual has a vitamin b-12 deficiency confirmed by test, it is either given im or sc. ...Read more

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What mineral is part of vitamin b12?

What mineral is part of vitamin b12?

Cobalt: There is a tiny cobalt ion in the middle of this huge molecule. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of vitamin b12?

What are the benefits of vitamin b12?

Several: Primarily, B12 supports the production of red blood cells and supports the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves all over your body). ...Read more

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What is the best use for vitamin b12?

What is the best use for vitamin b12?

Absolutely: B12 in the form of methyl cobalamin is necessary for numerous biochemical pathways. It can prevent psychoses, nerve tissue degeneration and megaloblastic anemia. Methyl B12 can be given safely at doses up to 3mg intramuscularly and can be given weekly in those patients who cannot absorb it through the GI tract. Otherwise, 2mg oraly is optimal. There are no known side-effects of having to much. ...Read more

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What's the best way to get vitamin b12?

Meat, supplements: The best dietary source of B12 is, surprisingly, clams. Beef liver is another good source, though I would only eat this if organic. Salmon & other fish, beef, dairy & eggs are also good sources. Many grains & cereals are fortified with b12. The most reliable vegan source is nutritional yeast but I advise vegans to take a B12 supp. See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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Which foods have a lot of vitamin b12?

Which foods have a lot of vitamin b12?

Foods with B12: Foods that are rich in B12 include beef liver, enriched cereals, fortified soy products, and shellfish (clams, crab). ...Read more

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What amount vitamin B12 should I take?

Depends: At your age if your intestinal track works okay you eat fish, chicken or meat at least three times a week, and you don't take any medicines like a proton pump inhibitor like Prilosec for heartburn then you probably don't need any extra B12. Your doctor can confirm if you need. ...Read more

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Is vitamin B12 2500mcg a day too much?

The maximum dose for: People who has confirmed case of vitamin B12 deficiency is 200microgram a day. You are taking higher than the recommended dose and I am not sure if you have vitamin B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What kind of food contains vitamin b12?

What kind of food contains vitamin b12?

Protein: Best source is animal and vegans often become B12 deficient. Fish and poulty youyr best bet. ...Read more

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Could someone eat too much vitamin B12?

Not usually: When I read "eat too much vitamin b12", I assume you're referring to foods containing b12? Generally speaking, when people talk about B12, they are referring to supplemental vitamin b12. It is generally accepted that high doses of B12 does not pose any dangers, partly because it's a water soluble vitamin. ...Read more

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What are the best sources of vitamin b12?

What are the best sources of vitamin b12?

Animal yes plants no: Vitamin b12, or cobalamin, is in fish, meat, poultry, eggs and milk products. Generally speaking, you won't find vitamin B12 in plant foods. Some nutritional yeast products contain vitamin b12. Follow this link, http://www. Healthaliciousness. Com/articles/foods-high-in-vitamin-b12.Php for more specific info. ...Read more

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How long does vitamin B12 injection last?

2to3 days: It is a water soluble vitamin and gets excreted by kidney and if not needed in body it is excreted within 2to3 days. ...Read more