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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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B Complex (Definition)

B-complex, folic acid, vitamin E, vitamin C is ...Read more


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Vitamin B12 or vitamin b complex, what is the difference?

Vitamin B12 or vitamin b complex, what is the difference?

Good question: B12 is typically given under the tongue (pill or liquid) or by shot. Although there is some B12 in b complex pills chances our its not enough or can't be properly absorbed by the last 5 inches of your small intestine. (B12 absorbtion requires first binding to intrinsic factor made in the stomach ) either the stomach is dammaged or the small intestine has a problems. B complex varies in content. ...Read more

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Which b complex is the best according to daily requirements of b vitamins?

Which b complex is the best according to daily requirements of b vitamins?

Picky: Be picky about your b complex. Avoid the ones that list Cyanocobalamin or folic acid. Look for the ones that list methylcobalamin and l methyl folate instead. More information on drfairchild.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more

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What is the primary function of b vitamins?

What is the primary function of b vitamins?

Rather than reinvent: B vitamins are necessary for cellular metabolism. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/b_vitamins for more info. ...Read more

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Does the b complex vitamin include all of the b vitamins and what does this do?

Does the b complex vitamin include all of the b vitamins and what does this do?

Usually: But check the label to make sure that all eight b vitamins are included: vitamin b1 (thiamine) vitamin b2 (riboflavin) vitamin b3 (niacin or niacinamide) vitamin b5 (pantothenic acid) vitamin b6 (pyridoxine, pyridoxal, or pyridoxamine, or pyridoxine hydrochloride) vitamin b7 (biotin) vitamin B9 (folic acid) vitamin B12 (various cobalamins; commonly Cyanocobalamin in. ...Read more

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What is the difference between vitamin b complex and b12?

What is the difference between vitamin b complex and b12?

Brewer's Yeast: Brewer's yeast contains b-complex vitamins including: b1 (thiamine), b2 (riboflavin), b3 (niacin), b5 (pantothenic acid), b6 (pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid), and h or b7 (biotin). http://tinyurl.com/kfvkmn5 it does not contain B12 (cobolamin), which is essential for metabolism, neurological function, and blood formation. Most "b complex" supplements do contain B12 along with the rest. ...Read more

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What is the best vitamin C supplement?

What is the best vitamin C supplement?

Lypo-Spheric C: Until recently i would have said most vitamin c is created equal, but a relatively new formulation called lypo-spheric c is much better absorbed and can cross cell membranes better. See http://www.Livonlabs.Com/ it is pricier than other forms of c, but if you are motivated you can make your own liposomal vit c at home: see http://www.Quantumbalancing.Com/liposomalc.Htm. ...Read more

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Does b complex vitamin have all the other b vitamins in it? What makes it complex?

Does b complex vitamin have all the other b vitamins in it? What makes it complex?

Yes; having all : By definition, b complex contains all of the b vitamins. In this case "complex" means "made up of inter-related parts" like the military-industrial complex. Out bodies need to convert some b's to the active form, like b6 to pyridoxal-5-phosphate and Folic Acid to 5-mthf. The best quality b complexes contain some of the "activated" forms as some people don't readily make the conversions! ...Read more

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What is the best raw food b complex vitamin in the market?

What is the best raw food b complex vitamin in the market?

B vitamins.: Foods rich in B vitamins include: spinach & Romaine lettuce, asparagus, baker’s yeast, soy, broccoli, sunflower seeds, sesame, flax, tahini, walnuts, peanuts & peas. For a more comprehensive list see: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/natural-health/b-vitamins-how-to-get-them-in-a-vegan-diet/. HealthTap doctors have been asked not to promote specific products if you are referring to vitamins pills ...Read more

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Which is the best vitamin C supplement?

Which is the best vitamin C supplement?

Brand?: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the function of vitamin b complex in our body?

What is the function of vitamin b complex in our body?

Vitamin B complex: This is a dietary supplement composed of eight b vitamins (b1, b2, b3, b5, b6, b7, b12, and folic acid). B vitamins are important in producing energy and forming red blood cells. A deficiency in B12 vitamin could cause vitamin b deficiency anemia. B complex supplements can help in a variety of health conditions such as skin problems, anxiety, depression, and premenstrual syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the role of vitamin C from oj?

What is the role of vitamin C from oj?

Orange juice: It is an excellent source of vitamin c. Other fruits or their juices include grape fruit, tangerines, lemons, limes, kiwi, pineapple, guava, papaya, mango, cherries, berries, tomatoes etc. ...Read more

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What is the quantum of vitamin d in an orange?

What is the quantum of vitamin d in an orange?

Not a D source: Oranges are not a vitamin d source. Some orange juices are fortified with a little vitamin d, but since orange juice is a fat free food, unless the you drink it with a meal containing some fat, your body can't use it. Vitamin d is a fat soluble vitamin. This means that it is absorbed by your body with fat, and if there is no fat intake with the vitamin, it won't be absorbed at all. ...Read more

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What is the likely cause of vitamin d deficiency?

What is the likely cause of vitamin d deficiency?

No sun, poor intake: Vitamin d deficiency can happen either when you get an adequate intake through your diet or have inadequate exposure to uv light from the sun. Some foods, such as cows milk in the United States, are supplemented with vitamin d to help boost intakes. You can get a good dose from sun exposure by keeping your arms and legs exposed to direct sunlight without sunscreen for about 10 to 15 minutes during the months of the year when you can get uvb light from the sun. In indiana that is true from mid april until early november. ...Read more

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What is vitamin d for in the body and is it the most important vitamin?

What is vitamin d for in the body and is it the most important vitamin?

Help to build strong: Bone, your body uses vitamin d as a vehicle to help absorb the calcium you take in from food. Proper levels of calcium promote strong, dense bones. If your vitamin d levels are low, you are at risk for fractures and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between b complex & b compound?

What is the difference between b complex & b compound?

What they contain.: Vitamin b compound tablets contain nicotinamide (b3), riboflavin (b2) and thiamine (b1). B complex contains all the b vitamins. ...Read more

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What is the cause of vitamin d deficiency in sailors?

What is the cause of vitamin d deficiency in sailors?

Vit d def in sailors: It could be from both nutrtional def and lack of sunlight if the saiore are sailing in areas with low or no sunlight ( e.g. Always foggy). ...Read more

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What is the function of vitamin C usually?

What is the function of vitamin C usually?

Many: Vitamin c has many functions - a very important water soluble anti-oxidant, helps metabolize cholesterol into bile salts, helps in the production of collagen, helps control the absorption of copper and many more. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a vitamin d deficiency?

What are the causes of a vitamin d deficiency?

Several things: First an inadequate amount of vitamin d in the diet, or the inability to absorb vitamin d and fats (d is fat soluable). Also, inadequate exposure to sunlight, which converts vitamin d to its active form. Being a radiologist and working in a dark room all day, i'm surprised more of my colleagues don't have it! ...Read more

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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