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Is taking vitamin B12 good for more energy?

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

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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 vitamin B12 1500 mcg give me more energy during the day?

Can vitamin B12 1500 mcg give me more energy during the day?

If you are needing: B12 will make a big difference if you are deficient. ...Read more

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Im 21 years old what benefits will taking vitamin B12 pills and fish oil pills do for me? I need more energy. What supplements can I take? Thanks.

Im 21 years old what benefits will taking vitamin B12 pills and fish oil pills do for me? I need more energy. What supplements can I take? Thanks.

Living Life: I know of no physician that would recommend vitamins or supplements to a healthy 21 yo male. Energy comes from being active, getting good sleep unencumbered by alcohol or other drugs. The most accurate advice would also to be living a life that includes very little sugars and regular cardiovascular exercise. One should not assume that pills will give you good health. Good health activities do. ...Read more

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Will taking a vitamin B12 complex help with low energy levels?

Will taking a vitamin B12 complex help with low energy levels?

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

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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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Hi docs, would vitamin B12 1500 mcg give me energy?

Depends: If your fatigue is due to a B12 deficiency, then yes, correcting that deficiency would improve your energy levels. ...Read more

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Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

Dexpression, lathergic, low level of vitamin b12. And vitamin d deficiency, low level of energy?

And your question?: I'm not sure what you are asking. Yes, vit d deficiency can cause fatigue. It is easy to correct with 5-8000 iu of d3/day. B12 deficiency can be serious too- try 1000 mcg of sublingual b12/day ; if that does not help try injections. See http://bit.Ly/1fnt3ox ; http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 if fatigue persists after correcting then see a good doc to explore the many other possible causes of fatigue. ...Read more

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If i buy vitamin B12 supplements and vitamin E supplements. Will it increase my energy and brain power?

If i buy vitamin B12 supplements and vitamin E supplements. Will it increase my energy and brain power?

It depends...: If you are deficient in B12 it will improve energy and can improve brain function. If you are not deficient (levels below 500) it won't help. Vit e is useful as a preventive measure but generally does not give energy or brain power. It would be ideal to consult with a holistic doc to assess the reasons you might lack energy or brain power so you can address the specific causes. ...Read more

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I want to add vitamin B12 to my daily regimen but I take Prilosec everyday for gerd. What kind of dose should I take for energy/heart health?

I want to add vitamin B12 to my daily regimen but I take Prilosec everyday for gerd. What kind of dose should I take for energy/heart health?

Vitamin B12: You can take oral vitamin B12 of 1, 000mcg daily. It's not necessarily helpful for energy or heart health, especially if you are not B12 deficient. Prilosec when used for a very long time can cause B12 deficiency. Prilosec should be taken about 30 minutes before meal, and should not be taken together with vitamin B12 as it can decrease the absorption of b12. ...Read more