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What are the effects of vitamin B6 and b12?

What are the effects of vitamin B6 and b12?

Vitamins B6, B12: B6 is important in protein metabolism, improving immunity, and nerve function. B12 is essential in cell maturation, improving nerve function. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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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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Are vitamin B6 and B12 shots good for weight loss?

Are vitamin B6 and B12 shots good for weight loss?

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

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Are vitamin B6 and B12 water soluble vitamins? Do their excess harm the body or is easily flushed out of urine and is safe?

Are vitamin B6 and B12 water soluble vitamins? Do their excess harm the body or is easily flushed out of urine and is safe?

Vitamin B: BBB6 deficiencies are more common than vitamin B12 deficiencies. Vegetarians and vegans may need to supplement their intake of these vitamins as many sources are found in animal products.
Both water soluble and excesses eliminated. ...Read more

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Is vitamin b6 the same as b12. I have high colesteral and need to loose 20 lbs. Will vitamin b help with my issues?

Is vitamin b6 the same as b12. I have high colesteral and need to loose 20 lbs. Will vitamin b help with my issues?

Different issues: Vitamin B6 is different from B12 and in general vitamin supplements are not needed for weight loss. Physical exercise along with diet remain the mainstay of a weight loss program. For high cholesterol statins are most of the time part of the plan. ...Read more

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Can vitamin B6 or vitamin B12 have anything to do with hairgrowth?

Vitamin B6 helps..: With skin and hair health, but not hair growth. Vitamin B12 has many benefits, but not for hair! ...Read more

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I'm wondering if vitamin B6 or vitamin B12 have any effect on hair growth?

I'm wondering if vitamin B6 or vitamin B12 have any effect on hair growth?

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

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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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Does vitamin B6 or B12 supplementation react with lexapro (escitalopram)? Do any vitamins or minerals for that matter?

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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What suggested dosage of vitamin B6, B12, Folic acid to take with Lialda?

What suggested dosage of vitamin B6, B12, Folic acid to take with Lialda?

You have IBD...?: Here's a great patient education website to check out: https://www. Crohnsandcolitis. Com/crohns? Cid=ppc_ppd_ggl_cd_da_crohn_Phrase_64Z1867745 ...Read more

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Will the vitamin B6 at least start up my period with the multivitamins and vitamin b12?

Will the vitamin B6 at least start up my period with the multivitamins and vitamin b12?

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
http://umm. Edu/health/medical/altmed/condition/amenorrhea
and http://bit. Ly/1bogdxh. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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35 yr-old started with paresthesias 4 yrs ago, that generalized to include autonomic symptoms and gastroparesis, looking for effective treatment.....?

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

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What's the difference between evening primose oil and vitamin b6?

What's the difference between evening primose oil and vitamin b6?

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

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Would it be best to take a b vitamin complex rather than vitamin B6 on its own?

Would it be best to take a b vitamin complex rather than vitamin B6 on its own?

Not b-complex!: B-complex is usually a blend of b vitamins, plus vitamin c. I recommend either a b-50 or 100, or the individual b vitamins as needed. ...Read more

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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

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Where can I find vitamin B6?

??: 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

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Any vitamin B6 side effects?

Any vitamin B6 side effects?

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

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Does vitamin B6 keep you awake?

Does vitamin B6 keep you awake?

It shouldn't: How much are you taking? Why are you even supplementing? Do you know you have a deficiency? Stop taking it if you don't know for sure you have a deficiency. ...Read more

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How do I treat vitamin B6 toxicity?

Discontinue B6: High doses of vitamin b6 can, over time, be toxic, and may result in nerve damage or numbness and tingling in the extremities that may eventually be irreversible. You should discontinue use of supplemental b6 if any unusual numbness develops in the body. ...Read more

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What is the toxicity of vitamin b6?

None: Vit b6 is hydrosoluble, any extra you take, it will be eliminated. ...Read more

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How much vitamin B6 is it safe to take?

How much vitamin B6 is it safe to take?

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

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I have high blood levels of vitamin B6?

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

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Does vitamin B6 relieve morning sickness?

Does vitamin B6 relieve morning sickness?

Yes: For many women who experience morning sickness and/or nausea throughout the day, taking 25 mg of vitamin B6, 3 times a day will help. You can take this as tablets or there are also lollipops which contain vitamin B6, available at some pharmacies and children's stores. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Vitamin B6 (Definition)

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Dr. Richard Wallace
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Pyridoxine (Definition)

Pyridoxine is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more