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When is the best time to take vitamins, such as vitamin B12 and biotin?

When is the best time to take vitamins, such as vitamin B12 and biotin?

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, remember to check with your doctor before taking any vitamins, minerals, or supplements in order to ensure that it won't interfere with any possible medications you are taking. ...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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Can you take vitamin B12 and vitamin C together with iron?

Can you take vitamin B12 and vitamin C together with iron?

Yes: In fact after a long period of Vitamin B12 injections in pernicious anemia, iron level goes down so iron is needed. Vitamin C actually increases iron absorption. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Can I take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Should not: Be a problem. Will give you folate (folic acid) and cover all the building blocks for blood cell production. ...Read more

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Can I take b12, and biotin with a multi vitamin?

Can I take b12, and biotin with a multi vitamin?

Probably safe.: Although I would check to see if the multivitamin has those ingredients in it also. If it does, then I would not duplicate. ...Read more

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Can you take biotin vitamins and B12 vitamins at the same time?

Can you take biotin vitamins and B12 vitamins at the same time?

Yes: There is no interaction between the 2 vitamins and no reason why they could not be taken together. ...Read more

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Is that ok take different daily vitamin like biotin, fish oil, zinc and B12? Pls help dr

Ok: A recent large study showed that there is no benefit of taking the daily multivitamins. This does not apply it your vitamin levels are low or if you have has stomach or gastric bypass surgery or if you are taking certain medications that require vitamin supplementation. ...Read more

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Hello is it safe for me to take a multi vitamin in the morning then fish oil b12 and biotin at night?

Hello is it safe for me to take a multi vitamin in the morning then fish oil b12 and biotin at night?

Yes: There should be no problem with this combination. However, if you take other medications or have medical problems, then make sure your doctor knows that you are using these supplements. ...Read more

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Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

No: This is a water soluble vitamin and the body will lose excess by urination. However moderation is an important rule of thumb and there is no reason to take more than 1, 000 units a day even in documented deficiency. ...Read more

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What effects can I expect if I take pure vitamin b12?

What effects can I expect if I take pure vitamin b12?

Sublingual B 12: For convenience, sublingual b 12 is the best choice. Oral b 12 has to travel through the GI system and most of it is destroyed. If you take the kind that melts under your tongue it will go directly into your blood stream and will you absorb most of it. Peace and good health. Helpful for vegetarians, low energy, more. ...Read more

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I have chrons can I take vitamin b12?

I have chrons can I take vitamin b12?

Yes: In fact, it might be a good idea. Crohn's patients who do not have good control may have trouble absorbing B12 in the termal ileum. Your physician is a good guide here. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on vitamin B12? Is it safe to take 16000 mgs

Can you overdose on vitamin B12? Is it safe to take 16000 mgs

How often?: There are no known illeffects from overdose of vitamin B12, but you would be wasting your medication and money. If you need to take vitamin B12, you should take it as an injection and and injection of 1000 micrograms (not milligrams) each month, is more than enough. ...Read more

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How much vitamin B12 should I take if I take daily colchicine?

How much vitamin B12 should I take if I take daily colchicine?

500mcg: I recommend 500mcg, but taking sl B12 2500mcg will also lower a factor in heart disease, called homocysteine. ...Read more

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Is it harmful to take too much vitamin b12? I'm taking 2500mcg daily.

Is it harmful to take too much vitamin b12? I'm taking 2500mcg daily.

No: It's very safe. If you are taking it as an oral supplement, be sure you are able to absorb it by this route -- many people who are deficient cannot. Your physician knows how to tell. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if vitamin B12 provides energy, why would you take it at bed time?

Could you tell me if vitamin B12 provides energy, why would you take it at bed time?

It does not.: Unless you are deficient in b12, it will not provide and "boost" of energy. You can take it at night! ...Read more

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My ferritin is low 5.5 and my vitamin b12 is on the end of low but not considered low yet. Are they linked together?

Could be: Deficiency of iron and B12 could be due to poor dietary intake or malabsorption. It would be prudent to consult a GI specialist for an evaluation. There are many good gastroenterologists at UPMC.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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What is the max daily dose of vitamin B12 an adult female with very low levels can take? If her face is flushed is she taking too much?

What is the max daily dose of vitamin B12 an adult female with very low levels can take? If her face is flushed is she taking too much?

Interesting question: Adults generally need 2.6 micrograms b12/day. To replace deficiencies, im shots bypass gut absorption problems that can contribute to deficiency in the first place. 1, 000 micrograms of intramuscular cobalamin can be given once/day for 10 days, then once/week for four weeks, followed by once/month for life. Sublingual b12, 500-1000mcg/day. The form of B12 (cobalamin) may be important; see comment. ...Read more

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What test do I need to take to see if I am vitamin B12 deficient as well as what kind of dr administers the injections? Where can I go? Need help!

Simple blood test: Any lab can administer this test. Injections are the least preferred method to get sufficient vitamin b12. Get it from food such as wild salmon, sea kelp, and other sea vegetables. Don't let someone stick you with a needle if you can avoid it. Just a way to make money for some doctors and other health care providers. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin B12 while pregnant?

Yes: Yes, but be reasonable. A good thing to take is a prenatal vitamin. If you take that and a balanced diet, you will be fine. Babies need certain amounts of vitamins, but not mega-doses. Ask you ob-gyn what a good pnv is, as they likely have all kinds of samples from various drug reps. ...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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Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Can I take vitamin B12 with my medication?

Yes, however...: You don't say which medication but it is safe to take B12 with all medications, but it should not be taken at the same time as tetracycline (take at least an hour apart). Many medications reduce absorption & thus increase our need for B12.
I advise sublingual or chewable methylcobalamin.
See http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-b12-cobalamin
& http://bit. Ly/1cBhjvn. ...Read more

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How much vitamin B12 should one take daily?

Depends: It depends on how deficient you are. Usually 2000mcg/day is recommended. Taking a form that is under the tongue is better absorbed. Balance with a b-complex. Consider shots if your blood levels are below 500. ...Read more

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How do I know how much vitamin B12 should I take daily?

Depends!: Mdr is 5 mcg/day. I take 2500 mcg/ day, since it lowers homocysteine, which causes atherogenesis! ...Read more