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What Are The Benefits Of B12 B100
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)?
See you doctor: I would discuss this with your doctor. Your doctor knows the particulars of your health. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Your B12 is certainly on the low side.
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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
Any medical benefits from ginger root or ginger tea. Can it be taken along with amlodipine, ben/hct, d3, or B12 supplements. Thanks.?
No and yes: No real hard science regarding any benefit. Yes you can take it with your other meds aslong you don't over do it. ...Read more
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?
What are the benefits of me taking fish oil pills daily? I am a 22 year old male, I am also taking vitamin B12
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
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'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
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
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
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