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What Is The Difference Between Vitamin B6 And B12
No effect expected: Shots of vitamins b6, b12, or other vitamins should not have an effect on one's weight. The only way for a normal, overweight person to lose weight is to eat fewer calories than he uses up each day. His body will burn up fat to get the additional needed calories that he himself is not eating. ...Read more
Warfarin: Those vitamins shouldn't cause a problem with warfarin therapy. ...Read more
Are vitamin B6 and B12 water soluble vitamins? Do their excess harm the body or is easily flushed out of urine and is safe?
I am taking multivitamins and vitamin B6 and B12 will this help regulate my period I have been taking them for a week now I recently stop taking bc?
Those vitamins: Will not regulate your period, please see your gyn if you are having problems. ...Read more
Is vitamin b6 the same as b12. I have high colesteral and need to loose 20 lbs. Will vitamin b help with my issues?
B6 yes B12 no!: B6 does not grow hair, but helps to have healthy hair! B12 is quite essential for life, with some important benefits when taken in high doses, but is has no hair benefits! ...Read more
Does vitamin B6 or B12 supplementation react with lexapro (escitalopram)? Do any vitamins or minerals for that matter?
Yes and no: Lexapro (escitalopram) has no direct interaction with vitamin b6 or vitamin b12. Deficiency of vit B12 can cause depression or even dementia among other things. The same holds for folic acid, another b vitamin. Sometimes we will prescribe vitamin b6 for women who have a depressive reaction to the Progesterone component of birth control pills. L-methyl folate is used to boost the effects of drugs like lexapro (escitalopram). ...Read more
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I am taking 2500mg of vitamin B12 plus 100mg of vitamin B6 for cubital tunnel and for the last 2 days I feel dizzy. Is this normal?
Not likely unless...:
I don't know why you are not having periods but b6 is unlikely to help unless you have high prolactin levels. B6 may reduce high prolactin. Other supplements may help too but I advise a thorough evaluation, including thorough thyroid testing. See
and http://bit. Ly/1bogdxh. ...Read more
I got a vitamin B6/12 shot combo on my hip. Now the side of my leg near hip running down leg is numb. Is this ok? I've had many B12/6 that were ok.
Should heal soon: Most likely the shot caused trauma to a nerve. This is unfortunate but it should fully heal within a short time. You might try the homeopathic remedies Arnica (for trauma) and Hypericum (for nerve injuries). if it it not better within a few days acupuncture and micro-current therapy can help too. Generally if injections are given in the upper outer quadrant of the buttocks such injuries are rare. ...Read more
How many Monster Energy Drinks (caffeine 166 mg) (taurine 2000 mg) (vitamin B12 590%) (vitamin B6 220%) in a 8 hour period is considered dangerous?
Two would be tops: For the whole day. Up to 400 milligrams (mg) of caffeine a day appears to be safe for most healthy adults. That's roughly the amount of caffeine in four cups of brewed coffee, 10 cans of cola or two "energy shot" drinks. Although caffeine use may be safe for adults, it's not a good idea for children. ...Read more
Friend takes vitamin b6, b12, and folic acid on a daily basis, he says it prevents heart disease, stroke and mental depression. Is this true?
Yes for some-depends:
B6, B12 & Folic Acid all lower homocysteine, a metabolite of methionine. High homocysteine is a better predictor of risk of heart disease & stroke than cholesterol, high BP & smoking! These vits. Are proven to lower stroke risk but not yet proven to reduce heart attack risk-but likely will for anyone with high homocysteine. See
http://www. Patrickholford. Com/index. Php/blog/blogarticle/171/ & comment:. ...Read more
35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?
Neuro exam?: Interesting case, but I'd like to know about her neuro exam. By the history, her symptoms haven't progressed in a length-dependent manner (especially given the facial sensory involvement) and this points me toward a sensory neuronopathy aka sensory ganglionopathy. These patients would be expected to have proprioceptive impairment-- if she is still a dance instructor, I doubt her proprioception is impaired. If her neuro exam and nerve conduction study are truly normal, I suspect any additional testing will be normal as well. ...Read more
Primrose Oil & B6: Vitamin b6 is pyridoxine, a water-soluble vitamin present in several different forms in the body. It's involved in many reactions, mostly involving proteins. Alcoholics, people with kidney disease, autoimmune disorders, and malabsorption syndromes can develop deficiencies. Evening primrose oil comes from the seed of the evening primrose plant. It contains gla, an essential fatty acid. ...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
Right off hand I can't say what dietary source there is but green leafy veggies would be a good bet
the easy answer is using a supplement
the big? Is how much and for those with carpal tunnel syndrome I usually start at 100 mg 2 x/ day and cut back to 100 mg daily when the symptoms decrease significantly. ...Read more
WHY focus: On b6? It is a member of a vitamin team and that is achieved by eating god made food. ...Read more
From excessive doses: In general, vitamin b6 is extremely safe and well-tolerated, though it may cause stomach upset in some (esp. If taken without food. However, taking high doses of b6 daily for months (usually at least 1000 mg but in some as low as 200 mg) can cause toxicity symptoms, most commonly peripheral neuropathy (tingling & numbness) also headaches, fatigue & irritability, which will dissipate upon stopping b6. ...Read more
100 mg/day for adult: Chronic administration of 1–6 g oral pyridoxine (vitamin b6) per day for 12–40 months can cause severe and progressive sensory neuropathy characterized by ataxia (loss of control of bodily movements). Nevertheless, an upper limit of 100 mg/day for adults is considered safe. ...Read more
Not a problem: I presume that this is because you are ingesting a large amount of b6, probably through supplements but perhaps via diet. B6 is not hazardous unless you take large amounts for a long time, generally 250 mg/day or more, or it may cause neuropathy. High levels just mean you have more than most people but is not dangerous. ...Read more