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How to select B12 & folic acid or b100 complex tablet for anemia problem. I am type 2 diabetic?

How to select B12 & folic acid or b100 complex tablet for anemia problem. I am type 2 diabetic?

Find cause of Anemia: It is not a good idea to blindly treat anemia with vitamins. You should find a good doctor who can evaluate the cause of your anemia first and then treat the cause with the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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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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I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for many years now. Recent blood test showed a B12 deficiency. Was recommended a B100 complex vitamin. Will this interact with Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

I've been on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) for many years now. Recent blood test showed a B12 deficiency. Was recommended a B100 complex vitamin. Will this interact with Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol)?

Should be fine: B-vitamin supplements or multi-vitamin supplements should not interact with birth control pills. The effectiveness of the birth control pills does not decrease just because a person is taking typical over-the-counter vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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Is it true that huge doses of vitamin B12 inhibit the levels of other b vitamins? (source:the web)

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

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B12 levels are fine, deficiency in the other b vitamins. Daily b complex at 60?

B12 levels are fine, deficiency in the other b vitamins. Daily b complex at 60?

A full b complex: Use a full b supplement that is 100mg of all b's and at least 400mcg of folic acid. ...Read more

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I found severe vit d and moderate vit B12 deficiency few yrs ago when I was 24.Is it likely that I have other b vitamins deficiency too?

B12 and vit. D def.: The two could not be related, meaning that not enough sun could be the cause of your vit d problem and the B12 can be from an unknown cause. It is true that they could be related but I doubt. If your blood count is good (cbc) and you feel well then I doubt you have a problem. ...Read more

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Why do I have b12 anemia if I consume energy drinks with lots of b vitamins including b12?

Why do I have b12 anemia if I consume energy drinks with lots of b vitamins including b12?

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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Why does the doctor test for B12 and not other b vitamins? Why is B12 more important than other vitamins?

Why does the doctor test for B12 and not other b vitamins? Why is B12 more important than other vitamins?

Likely to be low: There's one disease in particular that's quite common and several others somewhat less common in which vitamin B12 can't be absorbed. These illnesses are subtle, and these people are likely to get sick without knowing it. By contrast, someone with some other vitamin deficiency is either seriously sick already or is on a bizarre diet, so there's no need to screen healthy-looking folks. ...Read more

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Benefits to bi-weekly B12 injections? I don't feel more energetic than received monthly.

Benefits to bi-weekly B12 injections? I don't feel more energetic than received monthly.

No benefit: I don't see any benefit to this type of treatment. As long as you get the necessary amount of B12 injection to replenish any deficiency you will have the proper amount of b12. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of a B12 vitamin and can I overdose on it?

B12: B12 is involved with metabolism and cell replication. If you are low (you don't eat any meat (including fish) or you have a disease that prevents absorption then a supplement can help. Usually you will urinate out any excess of what your bodies needs. Like everything it can be harmful in excess, so take it only if you need it. You can get a blood test to find if you are low. ...Read more

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I have amyloidosis. Will B12 benefit? I take lots of medication. Chemo and stetroids weekly.

Amylodosis: B12 will help if you have an anemia that is caused by B12 deficiency. Some people with chronic fatigue are helped by B12 as well. Talk to your doctors. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of vitamin b12?

What are the benefits of vitamin b12?

Several: Primarily, B12 supports the production of red blood cells and supports the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves all over your body). ...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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Vitamin B12 422ng/l, will raising this be of any benefit?

Yes: Your B12 is certainly on the low side.
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What are the benefits vitamins b1 B6 B12 neurorubine-forte?

What are the benefits vitamins b1 B6 B12 neurorubine-forte?

Without a deficiency: There may be little benefit if you are not deficient. B6 has a toxicity state. Its one of the few water soluable vitamins that does. B12 deficiency often requires replacement bypass the GI tract (sublingual and intramuscular) as the problem generally is not an intake deficiency but rather a loss of ability to absorb it. Thiamine is rarely deficient: one has to be really malnourished. ...Read more

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My B12 is at 200 ng/L lab reference is 130-800. I have bile acid malabsorption. Is this level acceptable for everyone, or could I benefit from more?

Could use more: It would be prudent to consult your doctor for the need to take supplemental vitamin B12. It can given as an injection, a pill to be swallowed or a pill kept under the tongue. Your doctor who knows more about your health would be able to advise better. ...Read more

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Can you please list the most common benefits of vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid?

Can you please list the most common benefits of vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid?

They lower...: Homocysteine, a toxic metabolite in the blood. Homocysteine accelerates atherosclerosis. There or other numerous benefits of these vitamins, which are each responsible for anemia if deficient. ...Read more

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I suffer menieres & bad vertigo. Would b100 vitamins & manganese benefit me? A pharmacist suggested these. Side effects? Thanks

I suffer menieres & bad vertigo. Would b100 vitamins & manganese benefit me? A pharmacist suggested these. Side effects? Thanks

Anecdotal advice: There is no compelling evidence to suggest that manganese and vitamin B complex can help with Meniere's - patients may experience the placebo effect. Important not to overdose on these OTC products. Are you taking acetazolamide and/or on a low-salt diet? See your neurologist or ENT physician for further discussion. Http://www. Utmb. Edu/otoref/grnds/Menieres_061213/Menieres-slides_061213.pdf ...Read more

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I am 21 years old. What will happen if I take vitamin B12 and omega 3 supplements everyday at the prescribed amount? What benefits?

I am 21 years old. What will happen if I take vitamin B12 and omega 3 supplements everyday at the prescribed amount? What benefits?

Nothing: At your age, unless you have specific medical conditions that require those items, the supplements would be of no use at all. ...Read more

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I'm 21 years old what benefits will taking vitamin B12 pills and fish oil pills do for me? I need more energy. What supplements can I take? Thanks.

I'm 21 years old what benefits will taking vitamin B12 pills and fish oil pills do for me? I need more energy. What supplements can I take? Thanks.

Living Life: I know of no physician that would recommend vitamins or supplements to a healthy 21 yo male. Energy comes from being active, getting good sleep unencumbered by alcohol or other drugs. The most accurate advice would also to be living a life that includes very little sugars and regular cardiovascular exercise. One should not assume that pills will give you good health. Good health activities do. ...Read more

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What are the benefits from taking iron and vitamin b vitamins every day?

Only if NEED them!: Unless you are iron deficient and do not eat a balanced diet with sufficient nutrient intake, you likely get all you need and additional supplements are unnecessary, but can also cause constipation and dark stools (iron) and stress your kidneys (excess water-soluble vitamin b's)! honest! If you are anemic and/or vitamin deficient, then by all means take vitamins as directed by your diagnosing md. ...Read more

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Is 244 low in b12?

Absolutely!: Ideal b12 levels are above 1500 in blood. Often times I will recommend that people take shots or very high levels of vitamin b12 10, 000 mcg if they are less than 500. It can make a huge difference in energy, sleep, cognition, memory and any nerve problems you may have. You will also want to figure out why you have low b12. It could be due to an autoimmune condition or too low stomach acid. ...Read more

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Do B12 shots help?

Do B12 shots help?

Depends: What are you hoping will improve? A lot of people notice improved energy after getting a b12, that's true, but the only people who really need them are those with a deficiency of B12 that cannot be overcome with pills. Sometimes B12 deficiencies can cause nerve problems and other nervous system disease, so B12 shots can help with those. ...Read more

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Is 239 low for b12?

Yes, but...: "low values for B12 may not be what they appear to be. With that value, get "methyl malonic acid" and "homocysteine" checked. These are more sensitive tests. If both (especially methyl malonic acid) are abnormal, then it is truly low vitamin b12. Treatable, various ways. ...Read more

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Is 2500 mcg B12 too much?

B12: If taken daily, it is a very high dose. B12 is typically nontoxic but can have side effects at high doses. If taken once a month, then the dose is fine ...Read more