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My Urine Is Yellow Just Started New Vitamins Will It Happen Again
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Recently whenever i go to bathroom my urine is yellow, just want to know if its a good sign or not?
Probably okay: Yellow is generally considered a normal color for urine. Red, brown, or black urine is *not* normal. If it seems more yellow than usual, it could be a sign that it is more concentrated. Be sure to drink plenty of water and keep an eye on things. If something still seems off, i'd recommend a visit to your doctor to do a check up and test your urine. ...Read more
No such thing: The yellow color is due to a pigment called urochrome and it is a byproduct of the normal breakdown of hemoglobin. Vitamins all work together in a team to enable oxidation to take place in creating energy and you can't use them to "direct the traffic" as it were. Their only function is to maintain god given health. Urochrome is a normal product of oxidation. ...Read more
From Coloring dyes: Most multivitamin have coloring agent added to them ie yellow number 5 or something similar and this non toxic coloring agent is removed unchanged by the kidneys. Urine color can be yellow, green, orange etc depending on the coloring agent added to the multivitamin tablets. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking mega men vitamins and noticed my urine has been bright yellow. Is that the excess vitamins that the body doesn't use?
Yes.: Multivitamins can impart a bright yellow color to the urine, usually attributed to the b-complex vitamins. Other compounds in the formulation also contribute to urine color, and is harmless. Patients who use their urine color as a measure of hydration status should be careful not to drink fluids excessively because of this. ...Read more
Normal variation: The color of one's urine is a reflection of one's state of hydration and how one's body uses water. The more hydrated one is, the clearer the color and the greater the urinary frequency. On the other hand, darker yellow urine is associated with dehydration and less urinary frequency. Vitamin b2 (riboflavin), present in most multivitamins, is what imparts a more colorful yellow/orange urine. ...Read more
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