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I am taking a vitamin b complex supplement daily, can I take a daily multi vitamin in addition to that and if so what would you recommend I take?

I am taking a vitamin b complex supplement daily, can I take a daily multi vitamin in addition to that and if so what would you recommend I take?

Yes: While b complex is often helpful, it doesn't have the many other essential nutrients found in a multivit. As long as the total amount of b6 in both supplements doesn't exceed 200 mg (which is unlikely) it's safe to take both, though it may not be necessary to take an extra b complex if you get a good multivitamin. There are many good brands- see http://bit. Ly/1b36cq0
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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?

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

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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

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

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Would it be okay to take vitamin b complex at night?

Would it be okay to take vitamin b complex at night?

Yes: While taken often for "energy and metabolism" B12 takes a long time to be absorbed. I don't recommend any particular time for taking b vitamins. ...Read more

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What happens if I take vitamin b complex and don't exercise?

What happens if I take vitamin b complex and don't exercise?

Nothing: B vitamins are naturally required by the body for nervous system health. You do not have to exercise in the strict sense of the word. B vitamins do help with metabolism and may make your body just function better if there is some deficiency. ...Read more

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Should I take vitamin B12 or vitamin b complex?

Should I take vitamin B12 or vitamin b complex?

It depends on: If you have any nutritional deficiencies, reasons for a nutritionally incomplete diet or malabsorption syndromes. Remember if you don't have any defined nutritional deficiencies you are better off getting your micronutrients like the B vitamins from whole foods rather than from supplementation. Alternatively if all you have is a B12 deficiency then you should be fine with a B12 supplement. ...Read more

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Can a 16 year old take vitamin b complex?

Can a 16 year old take vitamin b complex?

Of course!: Vitamins are essential nutrients that our bodies need to turn calories into energy. Given the poor nutrient status of our food supply (think what a teenager eats), there is no one that I can think of that cannot benefit from some extra vitamins. More processed foods = increased need for vitamins. ...Read more

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Can you take a multi vitamin and a regular vitamin such as vitamin b complex or c?

Can you take a multi vitamin and a regular vitamin such as vitamin b complex or c?

Yes: A multivitamin will seldom supply optimal levels of vitamin c, so I often advise that people take additional vitamin c. Some people will benefit from higher intake of b complex than many multivitamins provide and there is no danger in taking an additional b complex. There is no harm in taking lots of b's except limit b6 to 250 day. Excessive Folic Acid may be harmful- see my comment. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's ok to take vitamin b complex plus iron in a young adult like me?

Please advise if it's ok to take vitamin b complex plus iron in a young adult like me?

Check levels: In two years you will be 40. Most people require a suppliment of d3 after age 40. B12 is often a problem but is replaced with a shot or a sub lingual form of the vitamin. Iron needs to be monitored with a blood tests. In short you can overdose on iron, vit b6, vit a, vit k, vit d, and vit e. Too much Niacin can cause liver problems. Ask your doctor's advice and to test your vit d and b12. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Vitamin B complex capsules regularly for a long time? Should I take the zinc ones or the non zinc ones?

Is it ok to take Vitamin B complex capsules regularly for a long time? Should I take the zinc ones or the non zinc ones?

Vitamins: There is seldom any need to take vitamin supplements in the USA with a balanced diet, but if you do take them follow the directions and do not take more than one each day and it will not hurt you. Zinc is the same. You can choose to do this or not. Very few people are zinc deficient. Good luck and stay healthy. ...Read more

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Is 1000iu the daily dosage I should be taking (vitamin d3) I'm currently also taking vitamin b complex & panax ginseng. I'm 23.

Is 1000iu the daily dosage I should be taking (vitamin d3) I'm currently also taking vitamin b complex & panax ginseng. I'm 23.

It depends...: This depends on how much vit d you get from the sun. In spring & summer about 10 minutes of exposure to midday sun allows us to make enough d if you don't use sunscreen. In fall & winter months most adults need 5-8000 iu/day to achieve optimal levels of vit d. Testing your d levels can help you determine your needs. See http://bit. Ly/1dc7vna for details. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take a vitamin b complex for treating anxiety?

NBot harmful: Vitamin b complex is safe when taken in therapeutic amounts (not excess) and is water soluable so cannot build up in the body. It may not be helpful in relieving symptoms of depression, however. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin b complex, paracetamol and st jhon worth at the same time?

Possibly: While each of these remedies are not associated with a high degree of side effects, they each can cause side effects, but there's no reason they can't be taken together. Try starting with one for a few days then add the next, then the next, waiting a few days between each to check for side effects. ...Read more

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Can I take 10, 000 mcg biotin a day with stress b complex? Or not take the vitamin b complex

See below: The appropriate dose of biotin depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for biotin. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

There is no recommended dietary allowance (RDA) established for biotin. The adequate intakes (AI) for biotin are 7 mcg for infants 0-12 months, 8 mcg for children 1-3 years, 12 mcg for children 4-8 years, 20 mcg for children 9-13 years, 25 mcg for adolescents 14-18 years, 30 mcg for adults over 18 years and pregnant women, and 35 mcg for breast-feeding women. ...Read more

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I am on prothiaaden and I was wondering if I take a vitamin b complex does it interact with the prothiaden?

I am on prothiaaden and I was wondering if I take a vitamin b complex does it interact with the prothiaden?

Take your vitamin: This should not be a problem. A straight b-complex preparation without other stuff is safe for pretty much everybody. Some people say that a b-complex vitamin is helpful in managing / recovering from problems involving the nervous system good luck. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin C and vitamin b complex together?

Can I take vitamin C and vitamin b complex together?

Yes: Both types of supplements are ok together and both good for you. Always follow the companies recommended dose. ...Read more

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Would it be beneficial to take a vitamin b complex while on Paxil (paroxetine) for ocd?

Possibly: Many of the b vitamins are necessary for proper nerve function. It might be good insurance. Vitamin b complex is relatively inexpensive. The worst that can happen is that you make expensive urine. Why not give it a try. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take vitamin b complex when you are on levodopa-carbidopa?

Maybe: Vitamin b 6 has been associated with decreasing the effectiveness of levodopa-carbidopa. I would recommend having your vitamin levels checked (there is a break down for all b) and see if you need it. Then your physician can better guide you. You can take B12 since there has not been a documented interaction and it is important for brain health. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take multivitamins with iron and vitamin b-complex?

Depends: What do the blood tests say your missing. (how are your b12, folate (folic acid) and iron levels?)
one should not guess at this. Its improtant to monitor these things (as well as vit d past the age of 40). ...Read more

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When is the best time to take appebon vitamin B complex+iron appetitr stimulant?

When is the best time to take appebon vitamin B complex+iron appetitr stimulant?

Apparently this is: A nutritional supplement for those with a depressed appetite manufactured/sold in the Philippines. Even though this may be available over the counter, I wouldn't take it without checking with my doctor. Buclizine in it may interact with other drugs/alcohol. I am most concerned about why you need an appetite stimulant.Are you depressed? If you just want to gain weight, eat more high quality calories ...Read more

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Is it ok 2 take vitamin b complex forte with zinc for acne?

Yes: However, vitamins do not generally help acne but as long as the amount of vitamin therapy is not excessive, no harm done. ...Read more

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Is there folic acid in vitamin b complex? Is it ok to take that in pregnancy?

Yes: In a vitamin b complex there is usually folic acid. The best way to determine that is to read the label. Prenatal vitamins should also contain b vitamins and Folic Acid and yes they are safe to take in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can vitamin b complex make me sleepy and affect my weight? I take it every day after breakfast.

Can vitamin b complex make me sleepy and affect my weight? I take it every day after breakfast.

No: Vitamin B complex has no significant effects on sleep or walkefulness nor is it a medication or chemical substance known to promote weight gain. Eating lots of protein, exercising, and since you're only 16 years old, tincture of time are your best interventions to gain weight if that's what you desire. Be patient- you may want to gain weight now....you will change your mind later! HA! ...Read more

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Is taking a vitamin B complex tablet daily could be of any damage to liver or any other organ? N.B: I lift heavy weights.

NO: B vitamins by definition are nutrients essential to good health and at least 75% of Americans do not get adequate B vitamins from their diet. The only possible damage known to occur from B vitamins is neuropathy from taking 500 mg/day or more of B6 for many months, though I advise not taking more than 200 mg/day to be cautious. This damage is reversible on stopping it. No B complex has that much. ...Read more

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I take a vitamin b complex to help me cope with my severe anxiety. I noticed that the vitamins are megadoses - almost ten times the RDA. Is this safe?

I take a vitamin b complex to help me cope with my severe anxiety. I noticed that the vitamins are megadoses - almost ten times the RDA. Is this safe?

Advice: Mostly B vitamin dosing can be safe, BUT not vitamin B-6, which above total daily dose of 400 mg, can cause peripheral nerve and spinal cord toxicity. ...Read more