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What Happens If You Don T Get Enough Vitamin B
As a vegan, how much vitamin b-12 do I need to take and what we will happen to me if I don't get enough?
Get plenty of it: If you have become a vegan out of concern for factory-farmed animals, you have my admiration and congratulations. You also need to know that the health benefits are massively exaggerated by many of its proponents. If you spend even a short time b12-deficient, you will get permanent brain and spinal cord damage. Your personal physician can guide you in selecting the optimal dose; you can't overdose. ...Read more
This is a scam: There is no such vitamin. An extract of apricot pits, sold as laetrile, was the most lucrative of all phony cancer remedies and despite the whole business having gone to the supreme court, it's still being peddled among "spiritual" and "socially conservative" people. Over 100 people made over a million dollars each off desperate cancer patients. Stay away from these criminals. ...Read more
B vitamins: Most b vitamins are in foods. Some foods containing more b1, b2, b3 are fruits and vegetables. Things like B12 are mostly only in animal products but this does include eggs. ...Read more
For some of them: Most of the b vitamins must be replenished regularly, since any excess is excreted in the urine. But some, if taken in excess can cause problems: b33000 mg nicotinamide or 1500 mg nicotinic acid/day can cause nausea, vomiting, signs of liver toxicity. B6 more than 1000 mg/day is associated with peripheral sensory neuropathy. B9 excess can mask B12 deficiency. B12 excess may cause rash. ...Read more
Take B vitamin: B vitamins are the TREATMENT for homocystinuria. Take them. ...Read more
Is taking vitamin b orally the same as a shot? N why do people get injections for? N if I wanted2who do I go to my pcp?
For most people: There are some people who don't have the ability to absorb B12 through the gut, causing anemia. This condition is rare. Most people absorb it just fine, making injections unnecessary. Unless you've been diagnosed with pernicious anemia you shouldn't have a problem taking oral b12. ...Read more
Hi I am wanting to go for a vitamin b cocktail but now need a script before approaching the pharmacy can I get a script without consultation with go?
Script: It is now a legal requirement to get a script (from your treating doctor) for B vitamin injections. Can not do from this Forum... ...Read more
As often as 3x/week: B vitamins are water-soluble and circulate through the system, getting taken up by cells and/or excreted via the kidneys fairly quickly. Anywhere from 1-3x/week could be tolerated well, depending on need. ...Read more
I'm 23 years old. Currently taking vitamin D3 (1000ui), vitamin b complex, and panax ginseng. What's the ailu dosage of vit d3? I don't get much sun.
Vitamin D level: Knowing your vitamin d level would be helpful. If you are deficient (and depending on how deficient), you will need supplementation so that you can get your level back to normal. If your vitamin d level is normal, then you may want a maintenance dose. D3 is cholecalciferol, a standard form that is taken orally. D2 is ergocalciferol, if taken is in a large 50k international unit (iu) dose once weekly. ...Read more
Can't diagnose: Reason with available information. Would encourage medical evaluation of your recurrent numbness. Take care. ...Read more
At bed time I get goosebumps everywhere and am very cold. Dr checked thyroid,b vitamins normal. History pots and ehlers danlos. What else can cause?
Muscle contraction: Goose bumps are caused by the contraction of small smooth muscles in the skin, arrector pili. The main stimulus for goose bumps is the body trying to retain heat so it goes with your sense of cold. It could be linked to Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia syndrome as these skin smooth muscle contractions are triggered by stimulation of the autonomic nervous system, the same system affected by POTS. ...Read more
I am trying 2 get pregnant, so I started taking folic acid, vitamin b, ferrous for blood, been having regular sex. I ave sides nd tommy pain. Can i be?
Do a pregnancy test: If u miss ur period. Check out these link. God bless u!http://m. Activebeat. Co/your-health/women/am-i-pregnant-the-10-tell-tale-signs-that-youre-expecting/? Utm_source=google;utm_campaign=adwords;utm_medium=cpc;utm_keyword=signs%20of%20pregnancy;gclid=cng32tlzgbwcfvgvfgod3egaua. ...Read more
Will taking vitamin b complex and zinc help to get rid of a fissured tongue? If not what will? A lot say its benign but I would like to get rid of it!
Probably not but...: While western medicine considers fissured tongues to be benign, chinese medicine considers it a sign of imbalances in your GI tract. Seeing a chinese medical practitioner may be helpful. See http://www.Rdhmag. Com/articles/print/volume-31/issue-5/columns/the-tongue-a-window-to-other-organs. Html ; http://naturalhealthtechniques. Com/tongue-diagnosis. Htm. ...Read more
Been taking vitamin b complex (125) for about 3 months now notice tingling, numbness @ fingers. Is there something a can take to get rid of B6 fast?
Probably not from B6: Extensive evidence shows that it's unusual to have adverse effects from b6 unless one takes 600 mg a day or more, though there are rare reports of adverse effects with doses as low as 200 mg/day. 125 mg is not known to cause neuropathy. Your symptoms are probably not due to b6. B6 does not accumulate in the body so if you stop it you will eliminate it quickly. See a doc to assess the true cause. ...Read more
I get frequent headaches with blurry vision. I also feel very low on energy and almost get a dizzy feeling. My vitamin B and D levels came low.?
What's your question: You may be describing migraines w/scotoma. Low energy may be related to frequent headaches which may also cause dizzy feeling. There are many B vitamins so need to be more specific as to which is low. Good news is that it's very easy to replenish vitamin B & D (no need for shots). But many other reasons for low energy so best to see your Family Doc for evaluation. ...Read more
Which of these following b vitamins help thicker hair b1,b2,niacin, folic acid? Eating b complex my hair get thicker but biotin does not help my hair.
Nothing: B vitamins are naturally required by the body for nervous system health. You do not have to exercise in the strict sense of the word. B vitamins do help with metabolism and may make your body just function better if there is some deficiency. ...Read more
I take b vitamins for energy, but lately they don't seem to work. I'm tired all the time. Why am i so tired?
Hard to know: Many things can result in fatigue, and b vitamins don't address them all. It's best to see your physician for an evaluation, so you can also receive any diagnostic tests indicated to provide the most accurate answer. ...Read more
I have high levels of vitamin B6 and b1. I don't take vitamin b supplements and my multi vit has 3.2mg of B6 in it. Suggestions on why it's high?
Check your diet: Some foods conatin high level of vitamins b6 and b1. Cod, salmon, halibut, trout, tuna and snapper; chicken, turkey, beef, and pork; bell peppers, spinach, baked potatoes (skin included), green peas, yams, broccoli, asparagus and turnip greens are just some examples of fish which contain high levels of b6. Eating vitamin b2-enriched cereals, red meats or leafy vegetables, you can get vitamin b2. ...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 more
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 more
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 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
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