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B Vitamins

Can vitamin B6 be taken with other vitamins and medications?

Answer: Yes, vitamin B6 can be taken with other vitamins and minerals. However, several medications affect vitamin B6 metabolism, such as oral antidiabetic drugs, aspirin, antacids, and antibiotics. Therefore, we recommend that you check with your primary health care provider when amending your regimen. Consult your primary health provider before use if you are taking any anticonvulsants.

Do you have a B Complex that is Timed Release?

Answer: We have one Timed-Release B Complex supplement – Balanced B-100 Timed Release.

How much biotin is safe to take daily?

Answer: At this time, there is no evidence of biotin toxicity when taken as a nutritional supplement in humans and so there is no determined tolerable upper intake level (UL). The Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine recommends a minimum of 30 micrograms (mcg) of biotin per day for males and females ages 19 and older. As much as 5000 mcg of biotin per day is considered safe, although it is advisable to consult a health care professional before using doses above 2,500 mcg.

I am taking a supplement that contains Riboflavin and I have noticed that my urine has changed to a bright yellow color, what is causing this and is this normal?

Answer: The bright yellow color is normal. It is common with vitamins containing Riboflavin (vitamin B2) for the urine to change color, especially when the product contains a high level of Riboflavin.

Is biotin a vitamin?

Answer: Yes. Biotin belongs to the family of B vitamins and is also known as vitamin B7.

Is it better to take vitamin B1 (thiamin) by itself or with other B vitamins?

Answer: Since the B vitamins are involved in similar bodily functions and sometimes depend on the presence of other B vitamins, it may be beneficial to get the B vitamins through a B-complex supplement instead of taking each one individually. However, there may be times when a doctor or other health care professional suggests taking one B vitamin for a specific reason.

Is Thiamin safe to take with other supplements?

Answer: Yes, Thiamin is safe to take with other supplements, however, B vitamins may be more effective when taken together.

Is vitamin B6 toxic?

Answer: Supplemental intake of vitamin B6 should not exceed 100 mg. Although B-6 is a water-soluble vitamin, it may produce toxic effects when consumed in pharmacologic doses. Neurotoxicity with symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, stumbling gait, and photosensitivity have been reported when some consume extremely high doses for long periods of time.

Should Thiamin be taken with or without food?

Answer: Thiamin should always be taken with a meal for better absorption, and to reduce the any potential gastrointestinal distress.

What are some food sources of vitamin B6?

Answer: Protein rich foods such as extra-lean meat, chicken, fish, soybeans, cooked dried beans and peas, wheat germ, brewer's yeast, and peanuts. Other good sources include avocados, bananas, cabbage, cauliflower, potatoes and whole grain breads and cereals.

What are vitamin pack supplements for?

Answer: Vitamin Packs are designed to provide nutritional value for specific interests. These packs include antioxidants, B vitamins, minerals and other supplements that may be beneficial for general health in an easy to use daily pack.

What does vitamin B6 do for the body?

Answer: Vitamin B6 plays a role in converting food into cellular energy. It is also essential in red blood cell formation.

What Foods Provide Biotin?

Answer: Biotin is found in a number of foods including but not limited to whole grains, egg yolks, walnuts, tomatoes, carrots, avocadoes, and leafy greens.

What vitamins are in Stress B Complex?

Answer: Nature Made Stress B Complexes contain Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), B6, Biotin, Folate/Folic Acid, B12, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Our current formula also contains Zinc and Copper.

What vitamins are usually considered members of B complex vitamins?

Answer: There are 8 B vitamins: Thiamin (B1), Riboflavin (B2), Niacin (B3), Pantothenic Acid (B5), B6 (Pyridoxine), Biotin (B7), Folic Acid (B9), and B12 (Cyanocobalamin).

Why are the amounts of the B vitamins in some much higher percentages than the Daily Value in your B Complex formulas?

Answer: The B Vitamins are water-soluble and therefore, your body will excrete any of these vitamins that are not needed. The Daily Value (or a RDA's) is the minimal dosage intended to augment less than perfect eating habits (the Daily Values, are the values that will be seen on the labels). However, these values do not indicate what the safe maximum amount of a vitamin you can take, or amounts that may give therapeutic benefits, in addition to keeping the body from being deficient. With regard to most of the B Vitamins, there have not been toxicity shown at even very high doses, with the exception of Vitamin B6 and Niacin (these vitamins have some negative effects at fairly high pharmacological doses).

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