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Is Taking Vitamin B12 Good For More Energy
No: Vitamin B12 is commonly thought of as a vitamin that improves energy. This is a common misconception. Individuals who have B12 deficiency may become anemic causing tiredness. In these individuals, a B12 shot will improve anemia and thus improve energy. However, non-anemic individuals who receive a B12 injection will not have more energy. ...Read more
No!: They are only good if you have B12 deficiency or at risk for it such as if you had gastric bypass surgery, stomach surgery or removal or pernicious anemia. If you B12 level is normal to start with and you are not at risk, then these shots are not yet useful, yet they are not known to be harmful. ...Read more
Vitamin B12 : It may help with low energy levels depending on the cause. It is always best to consult a physician to determine the cause of fatigue, low energy, weakness, asthenia, etc. Before self-medicating with vitamin supplements. While vitamin B12 is safe, the cause for feeling tired may have to do with something unrelated to it. ...Read more
Is it safe for me to take B12 (500 mcg) twice a day? Is it okay for me to take vitamin B12 (500mcg) along with hair and nail vitamins with B12 100mcg
Take least amount: One essential principle in medicine is to use least amount of medicine and only for as long as needed. Depending upon the condition that you suffer from and the therapy goals you might be able to taper to 20 mg and maybe stop it if appropriate. Talk to your doc about duration of your therapy and ultimate goals. ...Read more
Maybe: The recommended daily allowance for a health adult is only 2.4 micrograms but depending on other health circumstances such as pernicious anemia or other reasons to have a B12 deficiency, the recommendation could go as high as 2000 micrograms. B12 is cleared by the kidney so taking too much is urinated out of your system. ...Read more
Im taking synthroid (thyroxine) for hypothyroidism and also taking a liquid iodine supplement. Is this ok? what is more effective? will my thyroid get better?
Get Iodine Level: There are still areas in Brazil with iodine deficiency. If you are iodine deficient and have an enlarging thyroid (goiter) and an underactive thyroid the iodine will likely be helpful and your Synthroid (thyroxine) dose may go down (do not take them at the same time). If you are not iodine deficient depending on the thyroid problem, iodine may actually worsen thyroid function. Get your iodine level checked. ...Read more
What is a good regimen for correcting moderate Zinc deficiency?(50 mg/d for 30 days?) How much copper should I add to balance 50mg zinc supplement?
Get another opinion: Zinc deficiency is serious but not stand alone. It does not occur in a vacuum. The important thing is to CORRECTLY diagnose it and determine the cause. This is usually obvious. Have you had bariatric surgery? Parenteral feeding? Serum zinc should be over .65mcg/ml and copper should be less than 100% of zinc. If you are serious about this go to a metabolic unit where the do parenteral feeding or ba ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the safe Vitamin B12 supplement to take with Zoloft (sertraline) 75 and Lexotanil 1.5? For Anxiety, My Vitamins B12 is 257 pg/ml
WHY?: Why B12? No harm. No toxic dose. Any dose is safe. Do you take stomach med? Metformin? Are you vegetarian? Intestinal disorder. Eating disorder? If none of this applies to you, then you are wasting your money on B12. Have you had stomach surgery? Pernicious anemia? None of this is influenced by Zoloft (sertraline) or Lexotanil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitamin B12 level is 150, I am on 1 tablet a day for it 1mg of B12 vitamin. Is this efficient enough? I'm so tired.
See below: Unless you are a strict vegetarian, B12 deficiency suggests problem with absorption of food stuffs and that can explain other symptoms as well. If you have poor absorption of food, you will need injection of B12 and may need additional treatment for malabsorption. You may wish to consult a gastro-enterologist. See this site for info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003705.htm. ...Read more
Is it safe to take a prenatal vitamin along with a B12 vitamin and cranberry supplement every day?
I started taking an iron supplement of 28 mg dayly, it also has frolic acid and b12. I'm 25, is this too much iron dayly?Should i start skipping a day
Iron use: First you have to know your hemoglobin and hematocrit. If they are low indicating anemia, then your doctor may have to find cause of anemia. The treatment- is of the cause. 25 yrs person does not need iron if you are eating right. The regular food provides all minerals and vitamins. Excess of iron can deposit in organs and may not be good. Pls. Read anemia- http://doctorrajput.Com thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Don't be a sucker. Nutrition derives from food. Consuming extra vitamins in pill form is a waste, no benefit, sometimes harmful. There are thousands of molecules in foods never found in pills. Optimal nutrition derives from a diet including a variety of different colored vegetables, fruits, nuts, olives, dairy, whole grain grains, etc. It need not be any precise formula and need not be perfect eve ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have vitamin B12 deficiency, and was told to start taking daily high dose oral supplements (injections not practical). So many options! what's best?
Try sublingual tabs: Try the sublingual tablets, then get your levels tested in 3-6 months. Place the tablet beneath your tongue/allow it to dissolve.Can be taken with /without food.Heavy alcohol intake can decrease the effectiveness of this medication. Talk with you doctor if you are drink alcohol on a regular basis. B12 also available in tablet / nasal forms. B12 found in meat, fish, liver cheeses/milk. Take car. ...Read more
Yes, but...: It is too much, unless you have severe absorption problems, but 2500mcg should solve that. You will pee out the excess since it will shortly saturate your body supply and it is non toxic. You will pee out the excess! ...Read more
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