Re: Vitamins |
Vitamin B Complex usually includes B6 and B12, but be sure to read the label on the back to see exactly what is in yours. There are different "strengths" available.
If you are unsure, check on the web for the manufacturers web site. They might list all of the products and ingredients there. Good luck!
:) Kerry in CT
becca, B -complex usually contains all the b vitamins. B150 sounds like a pretty heavy duty dosage. are you sure you need that high of one? i take B50. also the form of magnesium is important as magnesium oxide is NOT very absorbable and there are better forms of this important mineral. i take maginex which your pharmacist can order for you.
--modified by kathy at Wed, Dec 05, 2001, 05:15:05
Becca, if you want/need to take B12 and B6 vitamins make sure they are the very best types. This is what I understand.
B12 Methylcobalamin 1,000 min. (the body converts B12 cobalamin to the methyl type - so the methylcobalamin is better for you).
B6 P-5-P (pyridoxal-5-phosphate) no more than 50mg taken at a different time from B12. If you take this you don't need an expensive general B vitamin to contain much in the way of B6.
I'm not saying they will help beb but if you want to take vitamins, take the best.
June in Toronto (beb/meige)
Here is a link that might help you.
Dee in OR
Related link: http://www.parkinson.org/vitaminb6.htm
After I read that the first time several months ago, I thought it sounded like something to try. I did some investigating and discovered (like June) that bad things can happen when you take excessive doses of B6. Personally, I wouldn't take doses that large unless I was being monitored by a physician.
Just my opinion,
Virginia in AL
i wouldn't either. even tho the b vitamins are watersoluble and you excrete the unneeded amount, i was told by a pharmacist alongtime ago that too large of a dosage can cause damage. Nature Made ( brand) Super B Complex works just fine for me.
it is a very complex process to seperate the vitamins and work with them individually. for example, calcium, magnesium, and zinc work TOGETHER to increase your energy. this thing is a whole study in itself.
I wouldn't take that much either. I did try cal, mag and some other stuff and it made my dystoinia worse and gave me diarrhea so I quit taking everything. I do take Vitamin E which help with depression - 2000IU a day. Other than that, it's chocoalte for me!
Dee in wet OR
the vitamins made you worse?? which ones do you think made it worse? chocolate is now found to be actually good for you because it contains bioflavonoids for the heart.
--modified by kathy at Fri, Dec 07, 2001, 09:01:32
I was taking a cal-mag combo and I don't remember what else. I know it wasn't blueberries tho 'cause I would remember, I think!
Dee in OR where I have lots of raspberry vines and they were delicious this summer.
i know, i love fresh berries also. too bad they are so expensive. they grow really well in oregon.
i wonder what could have caused you to become worse while taking this supplement? i am not geting diarrhea from the magnesium, because perhaps it is in a different form than the oxide, but that is a very common complaint about that particular supplement if you take too much of it. i only take it every other day.
--modified by kathy at Mon, Dec 10, 2001, 08:19:45