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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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Do vitamin B12 supplements have any side effects?

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Do vitamin B12 supplements have any side effects?

B12 Vitamin: Generally, there is no risk of toxicity from too much b12, however, if taken at same time with antibiotics for acne, such as tetracycline, it can lower effectiveness of the antibiotic. Some reported adverse events include allergy, fever, headaches, joint pains, upset stomach, swelling, dizziness. ...Read more

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Should I consume tinospora cardifolia concentrate, as in 2010 I was diagnosed with itp and vitamin B12 deficiency? Does the herb has side effects?

Should I consume tinospora cardifolia concentrate, as in 2010 I was diagnosed with itp and vitamin B12 deficiency? Does the herb has side effects?

ITP: You really should discuss this with your hematologist who treated your itp and/or whomever follows you for this condition. I cannot personally recommend you to take an "herbal concentrate" since it is not monitored by the fda and side effects have been reported. ...Read more

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My doc says im aneamic and has prescribed me dexorange syrup it has iron folic acid and vitamin B12 but im afraid will it giv me any side effects?

My doc says im aneamic and has prescribed me dexorange syrup it has iron folic acid and vitamin B12 but im afraid will it giv me any side effects?

Anemia treatmemt: Other than possible constipation, caused by iron, the syrup (s) your physician (p) prescribed will give harmless. Ask your p what you folate, (folic acid) iron and B12 values are. If they are normal, you will gain nothing by the s. Anemia can come from blood loss, either by GI or menstrual losses. If you iron (i) level is low, and you eat meat, consider one of those as the cause of your anemia. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 pills benefits and side effaces??

Take only if needed: If you are vitamin B12 defecient, then a B12 supplement can help with anemia and nerve function. If you are not B12 defecient, the it will not help. Overdosing of Vitamin B12 can cause nerve dysfunction, diarrhea, and other side effects. My general advice is that if you do not have a vitamin defeciency, the a general multivitamin once daily is all that you need. ...Read more

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Is Amway Nutrilite daily tablets have any side effect like stone in kidney?? Is tablet supply sufficient qyt of vitamin B12 to body??

Is Amway Nutrilite daily tablets have any side effect like stone in kidney?? Is tablet supply sufficient qyt of vitamin B12 to body??

Loss of $: The contents of the pill you are taking are not clearly defined. In any case, you are probably not doing yourself any favor by taking an expensive food supplement. If you are deficient in B12, injections of the vitamin would be indicated. If you are not deficient you are just wasting your money.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have a vitiligo and I am taking 1000mcg vitamin b12, 800mcg folic acid, 300mg a-lipoic acid and taking daily sunlight, does all these hav any side eff?

I have a vitiligo and I am taking 1000mcg vitamin b12, 800mcg folic acid, 300mg a-lipoic acid and taking daily sunlight, does all these hav any side eff?

All very safe: Vits. B12, Folic Acid and Alpha Lipoic Acid are all very safe without side effects. B12 and a-lipoic acid are in many foods. Folic acid is actually synthetic but we covert it folate, found in food. About half of people have trouble converting folic acid to folate so you might be better off taking the L-5-MTHF form of folate.
See http://www. Progressivehealth. Com/vitiligo-home-remedies. Htm for more. ...Read more

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I have vitamin B12 Deficiency. I'm getting injections. I pulled my wash line with wet clothes on it and now my right side hurts. With the odd sting.

I have vitamin B12 Deficiency. I'm getting injections. I pulled my wash line with wet clothes on it and now my right side hurts. With the odd sting.

Your pain is likely: Related to the strain from pulling the wash line. Please have your doc check. Experts on vitamin D3 recommend between 50 & 80 lab values for optimal health. Your doc will be able to tell you your level. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have red bumps on left side of tongue. Not sore. I am also vitamin B12 defiency. What could it be. I'm getting injections every week. Then 3 months?

I have red bumps on left side of tongue. Not sore. I am also vitamin B12 defiency. What could it be. I'm getting injections every week. Then 3 months?

Vitamin B12 Deficien: Bumps on tongue can be caused by VitB12 Deficiency. Other causes are Smoking, Canker Sores and viral infections
Consult your doctor if it is painful and a concern for you ...Read more

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What effects can I expect if I take pure vitamin b12?

What effects can I expect if I take pure vitamin b12?

Sublingual B 12: For convenience, sublingual b 12 is the best choice. Oral b 12 has to travel through the GI system and most of it is destroyed. If you take the kind that melts under your tongue it will go directly into your blood stream and will you absorb most of it. Peace and good health. Helpful for vegetarians, low energy, more. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vitamin B12 injections?

Many: The obvious answer is that B12 injections are a quick way to fix a deficiency. B12 injections can also be used to help calm pain and inflammation, but the dosage of that is different from the dosage for deficiency correction. Some people can develop allergy to the preservative in B12 injections. Itchy bumps at the site of the shot would be a sign. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency?

What are the effects of vitamin B12 deficiency?

Anemia is main: There are many symptoms of B12 deficiency. The most prominent is a type of anemia where your red blood cells are decreased in number, increased in size, and decreased in color. Since they are not normal, they do not carry oxygen like they're supposed to. As B12 deficiency worsens, the anemia gets worse and you get weaker and sicker. You also have trouble with thinking and brain function, etc.. ...Read more

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What mineral is part of vitamin b12?

What mineral is part of vitamin b12?

Cobalt: There is a tiny cobalt ion in the middle of this huge molecule. ...Read more

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What is the use of vitamin B12 in general?

What is the use of vitamin B12 in general?

B12: B12 injections are believed to boost energy, reduce stress symptoms & weight. ...Read more

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What all does vitamin B12 do for the body?

Vitamin B12: (cobalamin) supports development of myelin on nerves & red blood cells. It is sometimes called the "energy vitamin". REF: http://www. Vitamins-and-health-facts. Com/vitamin-b12-cobalamin-facts-benefits-overdose-deficiency-symptoms. Html ...Read more

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Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

Is it possible to take excessive vitamin b12?

No: This is a water soluble vitamin and the body will lose excess by urination. However moderation is an important rule of thumb and there is no reason to take more than 1, 000 units a day even in documented deficiency. ...Read more

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Optional. How can I do vitamin B12 injections?

Optional. How can I do vitamin B12 injections?

Why?: If you think that you are B12 deficient, get it checked out. You don't take injections for fun or to "supply good health". ...Read more

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What does a high level of vitamin B12 do to me?

Nothing.: None toxic and will simply be urinated out, after your body's stores are filled. I take 2500mcg/day! For years! ...Read more

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Can a vitamin B12 cause someonr to forget words?

Can a vitamin B12 cause someonr to forget words?

B12 deficiency: Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause many problems, including anemia (along with folate (folic acid) deficiency); fatigue; weakness; weight loss; and neurological changes like numbness & tingling extremities, trouble with balance, and confusion, depression & dementia. The latter 2 can produce cognitive changes including trouble w/memory. Workup of this includes checking B12 & folate (folic acid) levels -- your doc can help! ...Read more

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What are the best natural ways to get vitamin b12?

Organ meats: Yes that's right. Organ meats such as liver are great sources. But unless you enjoy eating that kind of food, I recommend a pharmaceutical grade methyl-b12. I do not lke the cyano B12 becuase of the cyanide group attached to the b12. B12 is also known as cobalamin. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 422ng/l, will raising this be of any benefit?

Yes: Your B12 is certainly on the low side.
http://drfairchild. Blogspot. Com/2012/12/b12-deficiency. Html. ...Read more

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Is there any way to increase vitamin B12 clearance from the body from taking too much?

Don't worry: You can't overdose on it. Anybody who may have suggested otherwise is mistaken. You can overdose on vitamin a and vitamin d. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 help with anxiety?

Can vitamin B12 help with anxiety?

No Data: As far as I know there is no scientific results showing vitamins reduce anxiety. Perhaps, you should try to do some relaxation technique such as meditation and yoga, seek CBT with a counselor, exercise or get antianxiety medication ...Read more

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What causes high vitamin B12 levels?

What causes high vitamin B12 levels?

Intake + Absorption: Vitamin b12, aka cyanocobalamin, is common in a huge variety of foods; low intake rare. However, none of us absorb B12 directly. Instead, the cells of the upper ⅔ of the stomach which secrete hydrochloric, hcl, acid also produce & secrete a protein, called intrinsic-factor, which binds b12. The small intestines absorb intrinsic-factor with whatever B12 is bound, & the B12 is thereby also absorbed. ...Read more

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I have chrons can I take vitamin b12?

I have chrons can I take vitamin b12?

Yes: In fact, it might be a good idea. Crohn's patients who do not have good control may have trouble absorbing B12 in the termal ileum. Your physician is a good guide here. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 really give u energy?

Does vitamin B12 really give u energy?

Perception: Many people perceive a feeling of increased energy with b12. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to get too much vitamin b12?

Vit. B12: B vitamins do not stay in your body and if not used by you they are excreted in the urine, therefore excessive amounts of B12 will not hurt you. ...Read more

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Any relation between diabetic and vitamin b12?

Any relation between diabetic and vitamin b12?

Diabetes & B12: Well, what comes to mind is B12 deficiency that can be caused by metformin, which is a common diabetic medication. Also B12 deficiency can cause peripheral neuropathy similar to diabetic peripheral neuropathy. ...Read more

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Can I take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Can I take vitamin B12 and b complex together?

Should not: Be a problem. Will give you folate (folic acid) and cover all the building blocks for blood cell production. ...Read more

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Why does my vitamin B12 make my skin break out?

Why does my vitamin B12 make my skin break out?

What form of B12?: B12 can be replaced with liquid sublingual, pill for sub lingual or intramuscular shots. Yo can be alergic to something in the particular product you are using. Talk to your doctor. Have your blood level and CBC checked and keep the serum B12 above 350 throughout your entire life. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B12 injections cause increased appetite?

Can vitamin B12 injections cause increased appetite?

Only psychologically: It has a very powerful placebo effect. It is often STILL used for that in people who don't have any reason to take it. They report increased well being. And that would include increased appetite ...Read more

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What is the best solution for Vitamin B12 defeciency??

What is the best solution for Vitamin B12 defeciency??

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 for you. Or do you have a parasite that needs treatment?? ...Read more

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Vitamin b12 levels came back 1500!! Should I be concerned?

Vitamin b12 levels came back 1500!! Should I be concerned?

Needs clarification: The first thing I would do is check the lab result...perhaps a decimal point is out of place as a normal result is in the 200 to 600 pg/ml range. Are the units correct. .. pg (picograms) per milliliter. Some medications can affect B12 levels. It would be unusual to have such a high level and no other signs of liver/kidney disease or cancer. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on vitamin B12? Is it safe to take 16000 mgs

Can you overdose on vitamin B12? Is it safe to take 16000 mgs

How often?: There are no known illeffects from overdose of vitamin B12, but you would be wasting your medication and money. If you need to take vitamin B12, you should take it as an injection and and injection of 1000 micrograms (not milligrams) each month, is more than enough. ...Read more

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Is there any food that would give be vitamin B12 besides meat?

Is there any food that would give be vitamin B12 besides meat?

B12: B12 principally derives from animal sources and eggs. Dairy has little. Select soy can provide some. More vegan foods are being supplemented with B12, as B12 defici, ency is common among vegans. See www. Vegetarian. Org. Uk/factsheets/b12factsheet. Html ...Read more