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Vitamin B Comp Medication
What's the best medication against canker sore? And does B-vitamins have a role on canker sore apperaing?
Canker sores: there is not medication that will cure canker sores. Many times they are related to stress or trauma. Some people are sensitive to SLS, an ingredient in many toothpastes, so look at the labels. Sometimes vitamin B supplements can help reduce the frequency. Try to reduce your stress levels. ...Read more
I'm on two anti-convulsants medications causing my hair to fall out drastically. I read that selenium, iron & b-vitamins can be depleted on these meds?
Hi Would being on the medication metformin contribute to leg cramps? If so would Vitamin B help the cramping? Thank you
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?
I failed a drug test for marijuana but don't smoke. I take about 800mg ibuprofen a day and am on a vitamin b complex daily, which is 50 mg of b2 a day?
False positive test: "In some cases, a drug test may report the presence of illicit drugs, although none were taken. While this is not common, no test is 100% accurate. Lab errors account for some of the mistakes, but most false-positives may be attributed to over-the-counter drugs and foods that can affect the test" - Ibuprofen and hemp food products have been associated with false positive drug tests. ...Read more
Yes: There have been a couple of deaths from the cyanide but these were extreme cases. The danger is to your wallet, your dignity, and your possibly neglecting other interventions. This is the old, utterly cynical laetrile fraud in which stuff from apricot pits was renamed "vitamin b-17" -- no law prevents me from selling pinecones as "vitamin 18", talking conspiracy, and making fantastic claims. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often Money&Placebo: Apologize for the negativity, but b vitamin is not 1 but a group of vitamins, b1, b2, b3, b5, b6, b7, B9 & B12 (others turned to be variations of this list). Look up b vitamins on http://en.Wikipedia.Org for overview. Like all vitamins, they are widely available in most foods; why we have not maintained typically just 1 gene needed for a single protein enzyme to make them out of whatever we eat. ...Read more
Which Vitamin B?: Vitamin b is not a single vitamin but a group including b1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 12, Folic Acid ; biotin.B6 may be toxic at doses of 200 mg/day. The others are generally considered non-toxic.Some report benefits of up to 2000 mg/day of b3 ; b5 ; those doses appear to be safe. There's no known need for more than 100 mg of b1 or b2/day.Potential benefits of up to 10 mg of folate (folic acid) ; 20 mg of biotin.High B12 is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sources of Vitamin B: Vitamin B1 in Whole-grain, enriched, fortified products; bread; cereals Vitamin B2 in Milk, bread products, fortified cereals Vitamin B3 in Meat, fish, poultry, enriched and whole grain breads, fortified cereals Vitamin B5 in Chicken, beef, potatoes, oats, cereals, tomatoes Vitamin B6 in Fortified cereals, fortified soy products, chickpeas, potatoes, organ meats Vit B12 in Fish, poultry,,cereal ...Read more
Maybe something else: Why are you taking b vitamins? What else is in the supplement? It it a USP certified product so you know exactly what is in the product. Are you taking too much. If you need vitamin bs, get them from whole foods. Stop supplementing. ...Read more
Yes: Vitamin levels start to decrease in our bodies over time due to age, stress, medical conditions, poor diet (since most americans do not eat well), trauma, and from medications that prevent absorption. So yes, take a b complex to help you. You can also get your doctor to check you levels. Aim for higher levels rather than the bottom of the normal range. You will feel better. ...Read more
Vitamin B Weight Los: The best way to reduce weight is to reduce your calories and increase your exercise. Everything else is much less important despite the promotions, advertisements, and quackery suggesting magic bullets in order to lose weight. In addition, your diet should well balanced so that additional supplements are not needed. Work with your physician or a dietician for a diet and exercise program for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No single source: There are many different types of b vitamins. B 12 is present only on animal proteins, including dairy. Most of other vitamins are present in vegetable and meat sources, and a balanced diet rich in vegetables and fruits will provide adequate amounts. See this site for more info. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/bvitamins.html. ...Read more
B Vitamins: All B vitamins are water soluble and are therefore not stored up in the body and rapidly eliminated, most often by the kidney. Some B vitamins go through a metabolic process in the liver before being excreted by the kidney. It is very difficult to overdose on B vitamins because the body takes what it needs and excretes the rest rather quickly. ...Read more
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