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Doctor insights on: Carotenoid Complex

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B complex vitamins forbrain energy?

B complex vitamins forbrain  energy?

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

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Is b complex vitamin good for cancer patient ? And does surbex xt medicine contain b complex vitamin?

Unknown &controversy: There is not enough science to answer this definitively. I think yes. One of the best studies was done by abam hoffer md who showed dramatic increases in survival in cancer patients who took high doses of b complex, beta carotene, e, c, selenium & zinc. See http://cancertherapies.Org/bkinfo.Htm no one has studied b vits alone. Surbex xt has four b vitamins but not the full b complex. ...Read more

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Memory enhancing foods? Is b complex and omega 3 really effective?

Memory enhancing foods?  Is b complex and omega 3 really effective?

Brain food: Certain b-vitamins, for example Folic Acid in the form of l-methylfolate are involved in the production of 3 major neurotransmitters including serotonin, Dopamine and norepinephrine. These chemicals are required to support mood and permit communication between cells in the brain. In some studies, omega3fa's can be effective mood stabilizers when dosed properly. ...Read more

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Are nuts considered complex carbohydrates?

Are nuts considered complex carbohydrates?

No: Nuts contain protein and good fats. There are very few- carbohydrates in nuts and I wouldn't consider it a source of complex carbs since they are such a minimal amount of the calories in the nuts. Most of the calories comes from the fat. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b complex super, omega 3 and vitamin d3 be taken together?

Can vitamin b complex super, omega 3 and vitamin d3 be taken together?

Most people would be: able to take these three vitamins/supplements without any problem. There is no formal metabolic adverse interaction among them. However, a few individuals experience GI upset when taking too many pills at the same time. If you are one of those, experiment with spacing them out and be sure to drink a lot of water with each dose. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Are jamieson b complex 100 mg too much?

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

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Which foods increase good cholesterol, vitamin d and vitamin b12?

Which foods increase good cholesterol, vitamin d and vitamin b12?

Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to light exposure. It is found in many foods, such as dairy products, but most are supplemented. Vitamin B12 is in most animal derived products, but is hard to be deficient in unless you have chronic stomach or intestinal problems or prior GI surgery. ...Read more

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B12 levels are fine, deficiency in the other b vitamins. Daily b complex at 60?

B12 levels are fine, deficiency in the other b vitamins. Daily b complex at 60?

A full b complex: Use a full b supplement that is 100mg of all b's and at least 400mcg of folic acid. ...Read more

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Vitamin b5 (panthothenic acid) is essential for which body functions?

Vitamin b5 (panthothenic acid) is essential for which body functions?

Vitamin B5 Functions: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. Vitamin B5 is critical to the manufacture of red blood cells, as well as sex and stress-related hormones produced in the adrenal glands. It plays a role in the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates for energy. It is important in maintaining a healthy digestive tract. Vitamin B5 helps the body use other vitamins, particularly Vitamin B2. ...Read more

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What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?

What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?

You got it backwards: Fruits and veggies are NOT simple carbohydrates! Simple carbohydrates are sugars and foods that easily break down into sugars,such as white flour,white rice, potatoes and juices.These readily raise our blood sugar, which is unhealthy.Complex carbohydrates are found in whole grains,most vegetables and fruits and generally contain fiber. These raise blood sugar less. See http://tinyurl.com/y8f4cagu ...Read more

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Is safe to take in combination: Zinc, Calcium complex, Vitamin C, Flax seed oil and Whey protein?

Is safe to take in combination: Zinc, Calcium complex, Vitamin C, Flax seed oil and Whey protein?

Those supplements: in combination are not a problem. Perhaps a more important question would be why do you take them all? If you have health concerns please see your doc or a nutritional consultant. Split vitamin C up into a.m. and p.m. doses because it only lasts about 12 hours in body. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency?

What causes pyruvate dehydrogenase complex deficiency?

Mitochondrial diseas: A very rare genetic disorder which leads to neurodegeneration. Presenting in infancy or later childhood, the earlier presentation is usually more severe. Those who develop symtpoms later in childhood may survive into adulthood. ...Read more

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Can taking b complex whiten skin?

Can taking b complex whiten skin?

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

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Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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Are vitamin b complex and omega 3-6-9 blood thinners ?

Yes: Omega 3 fatty acids have a mild blood thinning property. You list pulmonary embolism as one of your conditions. It definitely wouldn't be enough anticoagulant to treat that very serious condition. B-complex does not have anticoagulant properties. If you are taking coumadin/warfarin, tell your doctor about all the medications and supplements you are taking. ...Read more