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Is Vitamin B And B12 The Same
What's the difference between vitamin B12 and vitamin b stress formula? Assuming there is B12 in the formula
Brewer's Yeast: Brewer's yeast contains b-complex vitamins including: b1 (thiamine), b2 (riboflavin), b3 (niacin), b5 (pantothenic acid), b6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), and h or b7 (biotin). http://tinyurl.com/kfvkmn5 it does not contain B12 (cobolamin), which is essential for metabolism, neurological function, and blood formation. Most "b complex" supplements do contain B12 along with the rest. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good question: B12 is typically given under the tongue (pill or liquid) or by shot. Although there is some B12 in b complex pills chances our its not enough or can't be properly absorbed by the last 5 inches of your small intestine. (B12 absorbtion requires first binding to intrinsic factor made in the stomach ) either the stomach is dammaged or the small intestine has a problems. B complex varies in content. ...Read more
Usually: But check the label to make sure that all eight b vitamins are included: vitamin b1 (thiamine) vitamin b2 (riboflavin) vitamin b3 (niacin or niacinamide) vitamin b5 (pantothenic acid) vitamin b6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal, or pyridoxamine, or pyridoxine hydrochloride) vitamin b7 (biotin) vitamin B9 (folic acid) vitamin B12 (various cobalamins; commonly Cyanocobalamin in. ...Read more
Can D2 and D3 be taken at the same time? Also, does Vitamin D affect the absorption of other vitamins and supplements?
I don't really know: why you would be taking both of them. Vitamin D2 is made by plants; vitamin D3 is made by human skin when exposed to sunlight.Foods may be fortified with either. I would pick one or the other (most supplement with D3) as they metabolize to the same form in the body. There is some affect of vitamin D on blood sugar as well as on liver metabolism/cytochrome P450 enzyme system.Review with pharmacist ...Read more
Is it true that huge doses of vitamin B12 inhibit the levels of other b vitamins? (source:the web)
No: Someone writing on the internet can put out any silly fantasy and make money doing it, as they appear very learned and caring. This one's just not true. Unlike these people, the scientific physicians in our community and on healthtap are bound by law to tell the truth. ...Read more
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
Depends on cause...: There are lots of reasons for B12 deficiency, but can you offer more information about your medical history so we can help you learn why your B12 level is down? B12 can be supplemented orally, by nasal spray, by injection appropriate to the cause of the B12 deficiency.Talk with your doctor about which formulation is appropriate here--the shot does not require enteral absorption. ...Read more
NO: Your vit B12 level is totally unrelated to the levels of your other b vitamins. B1, b2, b3, b5, b6 & folate (folic acid), (folic acid) while all in the b vitamin family, are each totally separate chemicals with separate functions. While folate (folic acid) is sometimes measured the others are not routinely measured as their levels can vary day to day. "functional" tests like organic acid analysis are better to test their adequacy. ...Read more
It does not matter: It matters little when you take each of them. ...Read more
Maybe: It can cause permanent damage to nervous tissue if left untreated longer than 6 months. Links: 1) http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency 2) http://www.Webmd.Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more
It depends...: This depends on the cause of the deficiency. If it's due to a lack of B12 in your diet (b12 is primarily found in animal-derived foods) then taking a multivit. With B12 will help. However, many cases of B12 deficiency are caused by difficulty absorbing it, a condition called pernicious anemia. In that case, oral B12 won't help & you need injections &/or sublingual b12, ideally as methylcobalamin. ...Read more
B12 / Magnesium: With B12 it is the route that matters. Most people who are low need to bypass the GI track and take it in intramuscular form or under the tongue. The magnesium depends on the preparation and bio availability. It often has to be split into twice a day doses. Discuss this with the prescribing doctor. You should closely monitor blood levels. With Magnesium and B12 you don't want to guess at things. ...Read more
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