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The Thyroid Vitamin B Complex
Vit. B: B-co. Should be same.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Is b complex vitamin good for cancer patient ? And does surbex xt medicine contain b complex vitamin?
Unknown &controversy: There is not enough science to answer this definitively. I think yes. One of the best studies was done by abam hoffer md who showed dramatic increases in survival in cancer patients who took high doses of b complex, beta carotene, e, c, selenium & zinc. See http://cancertherapies.Org/bkinfo.Htm no one has studied b vits alone. Surbex xt has four b vitamins but not the full b complex. ...Read more
Which vitamins/supplements are in cerefolin? Is it safe to take a vitamin b complex & multi vitamin with it?
See below: Cerefolin contains B12, folate, (folic acid) Riboflavin and pyridoxine. You may take Vitamin B complex and muti-vitamin with and you will be taking some of the same vitamins multiple times. Unless you have a specific condition and/or deficiency of a particular vitamin taking vitamin supplements has not been shown to improve health. ...Read more
Yes; having all : By definition, b complex contains all of the b vitamins. In this case "complex" means "made up of inter-related parts" like the military-industrial complex. Out bodies need to convert some b's to the active form, like b6 to pyridoxal-5-phosphate and Folic Acid to 5-mthf. The best quality b complexes contain some of the "activated" forms as some people don't readily make the conversions! ...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
R u zinc deficient?: Often if someone is supplementing with zinc, they need to see what their copper levels are too, since copper is supplemented at 1/10 the dose of zinc, and often what you find in your multivitamin can be sufficient. That goes along with B vitamins. So, there shouldn't be a problem if taking them together too. Have a SpectraCell micronutrient panel done to see if you need all that zinc first. ...Read more
Vitamin B complex: This is a dietary supplement composed of eight b vitamins (b1, b2, b3, b5, b6, b7, b12, and folic acid). B vitamins are important in producing energy and forming red blood cells. A deficiency in B12 vitamin could cause vitamin b deficiency anemia. B complex supplements can help in a variety of health conditions such as skin problems, anxiety, depression, and premenstrual syndrome. ...Read more
Yes, in fact wise: No prenatal vitamin has adequate levels of vitamin d. Adults in the winter months need to take 5-8000 iu of vit d3/day to achieve optimal levels. Additional b complex is perfectly safe as long as total b6 does not exceed 200 mg (highly unlikely). Prenatal vitamins do not contain essential omega 3 fatty acids, important not only for your health but the health of your baby if you become pregnant. ...Read more
I can't find isolated vitamin b1 (thiamine) in local drug stores, only a full vitamin b complex. Does any of b vitamins interact with zoloft?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it true that vitamin E can help with the absorption of vitamin a, vitamin C folate, or niacin?
No: Vitamins do not change absorption.Get a more detailed answer ›
Most people would be: able to take these three vitamins/supplements without any problem. There is no formal metabolic adverse interaction among them. However, a few individuals experience GI upset when taking too many pills at the same time. If you are one of those, experiment with spacing them out and be sure to drink a lot of water with each dose. Stay well:) ...Read more
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