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What Are The Benefits Of Vitamin B12
Im 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Probably: Ideal levels are above 500 and anyone with levels below 450 with any symptoms suggestive of B12 deficiency might benefit a great deal. See http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 for details. ...Read 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
Fish Oil Pills: If you have hypertriglyceridemia then you can take. Other wise no need for a 21 yr old. ...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?
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