Vitamin b6 and b12 foods

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Avatar m tn You could avoid supplements that contain B6 and limit your intake of foods rich in vitamin B6, such as fortified cereal, bananas, salmon, turkey, chicken, potatoes, spinach and hazelnuts.
730826 tn?1317943334 Vitamin B6 will not help with weight loss..... neither will B12 .......
Avatar f tn i've read on the internet that deficiency of vitamin B1 B3 B6 and B12 might make worse the feeling of anxiety and stress. does anyone know if these vitamins will help with this feelings of anxiety and stress?
Avatar f tn I just got my lab work back and my vitamin b12 is up from 790 to over 2000 (too high to read) in a matter of six months. I originally had it tested because I was having tingling (paresthesia) in my left side of my back six months ago. It has since worsened, spreading to my face and arm. My vitamin b 1(one) is low now. 6units in plasma. And my vitamin d is also low despite supplementing.
Avatar n tn I heard that vitamin B12 can help with peripheral neuropathy caused by the chemo. I went to buy some today for mum only to be told it can't be taken with chemo and that vitamin B6 is what she needs. Can anyone recommend anything for her to take?
Avatar n tn The MTHFR gene is extremely common and can lead to a problem processing the B Vitamins, making people particularly susceptible to deficiency of B12, folic acid, and Vitamin B6. Ironically, in these cases, Vitamin B6 Levels and Vitamin B12 Levels will be HIGH, despite actually being a DEFICIENCY of these vitamins. This is because the vitamins build up in the bloodstream, where they are measured, but the vitamins can't get into the cells where they are needed.
Avatar f tn Vitamin B6 is found in a wide variety of foods, including: pork, poultry, such as chicken or turkey, fish, bread, wholegrain cereals, such as oatmeal, wheatgerm and brown rice, eggs, vegetable, soy beans, peanuts, milk, potatoes, some fortified breakfast cereals, etc. Not hard to find. But the issue here is usually supplementation, when someone is trying to treat some condition, such as mood problems. That's usually, absent a genetic problem, where people have the neuropathy problem.
277836 tn?1359666174 Take a B-complex vitamin supplement that includes folic acid, vitamin B5, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 to increase testosterone production. These nutrients are important in protein and fat metabolism for the manufacture of this hormone. Eat foods that contain these vitamins, including avocados, eggs, fish and wheat germ. Increase zinc in your diet to raise testosterone levels. Take a daily zinc supplement. Foods like shellfish, prawns and oysters that are high in this mineral.
Avatar f tn Hi Ashrenmar, I have done a lot of reading on the topic and there are a great number of deficiencies that can contribute to anxiety. B12 is just one. In fact, several B Vitamins play a role in anxiety. Vitamin B6 is required in the synthesis of Serotonin, a stress fighting neurotransmitter. Calcium and Magnesium are also important, as are L-Tryptophan (for Serotonin) and L-Theanine (for GABA). And those are just things your body needs.
Avatar f tn There is a condition called B12 anemia. I don't think you're that low, but the way to do this is to eat better, for starters. If you're a vegetarian, that explains the B12 shortage -- it's found largely in animal food. And make sure your supplement is the methylcobalamin form, not the cyanocobalamin form -- the methyl form is much more absorbable. Also, taking a sublingual will absorb better and more quickly, and you can take a whole lot more than 50mcg.
Avatar f tn The only abnormalities that came back was a 200pg/ml in B12, SED of 2 mm/hr, and my B6 was in a toxic range. In May of 2009, I was concerned about my weight(~200lbs) so the PA I saw prescribed me with Phentermine(15mg) and Metformin(500mg). They made me jittery, so I stopped after one month. I do not take a multivitamin and I do eat healthy. How am I supposed to cut out B6? I have been taking 2000ug B12 for 5weeks. Every doc I talk to says I probably have MS.
Avatar f tn There are also people who cannot process folate, and again, without enough folate B6 and B12 can pile up.
8976007 tn?1413330650 But balance is also key, as, for example, B12, folate, and B6 need to be in the proper balance to one another for optimal health. I read on another forum that you take a tricyclic antidepressant. If that's true, that also affects things. For example, drugs that affect brain neurotransmitters can affect magnesium levels because they use the same pathway to get to the brain. Tricyclics also commonly cause constipation, so if that's the case it can slow down absorption of nutrients.
Avatar n tn I take vitamin B12 Complex once a day and there are no side effects to this dietary supplement. This is actually a great source and mineral for the reduction of anxiety disorders. Of course, like any oral med/mineral, it's possible to overdose...but you'd have to take a hell of a lot to get to this point! To me, u cannot get enough of Vitamin B....
1042487 tn?1275279899 In combination with folic acid and vitamin B12, vitamin B6 lowers homocysteine levels which is an amino acid linked to heart disease and stroke, and possibly other diseases as well, such as osteoporosis, and Alzheimer's disease. Pyridoxine is required for the balancing of hormonal changes in women as well as assisting the immune system and the growth of new cells.
1381186 tn?1280202029 As for the Bs, the most important for mood are B6 and B12, with folate another player and thiamine and niacinamide and niacin being involved as well with some of the symptoms. The best complex would be what's called a stress B -- it's a B complex focusing on the Bs most involved in the nervous system plus Vitamin C. Some stress Bs also contain relaxant herbs and some also contain adrenal regulating herbs.
Avatar n tn do i take b12 and b6 at the same time? i've been taking b12 every morning for 14 days..... do i need to take b6 too? or can you not take them together? what's the difference in the two? .I need as much energy as possible! what is the difference between them?
Avatar f tn Are you a vegetarian? B12 is only found in red meat and a few other animal foods. How old are you? As you get older, the lining of your stomach gradually loses the ability to produce hydrochloric acid, you need that to absorb B12 from food. Some drugs can also lower your stomach acid secretion. A sublingual (under the tongue) B12 is what you should use. It goes directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract is the type to use.
Avatar f tn I take a stress B and a multi and have never tested high for B6. Some people have genetic problems with folate, B12 and or B6, you might be one of them, but the symptoms I think are different than the ones you're reporting. A good experiment would be to stop the B supplement and see if anything changes. As I said, there are really long threads on here about B6 "toxicity," which is generally a neuropathy that causes a whole lot of nerve pain and is really hard to get rid of.
Avatar m tn My instructor had the same symptoms she stopped taking the vitamin and started eating foods that had the b6 naturally. Also it is the brand of vitamin make sure you are taking a vitamin that doesnt have alot of fillers in them. Take a glass of vinegar drop your vitamin in it. If it desolves it is a good vitamin if it doesnt dont take it. The fillers they use stay in your body. such as, sand, seashells and other things. so choose your vitamins carefully.
1932415 tn?1325918449 Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Magnesium and Zinc. Out of these deficiency states vitamin B12 and magnesium are suspect. Vitamin B12 is needed to maintain the myelin sheath to protect the nerves and magnesium is needed for proper nerve transmission. Based on your symptoms, i would lean towards magnesium deficiency (stress is also a major cause of magnesium deficiency).
Avatar n tn vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamins C, vitamin D, vitamin E, copper, iron, selenium, and zinc. Magnesium is needed for vitamin D absorption. Vitamin D deficiency is correlated with a higher susceptibility to infections.
Avatar f tn I think I have a similar problem. I recently started eating a lot of potatoes, along with my usual assortment of fruits and vegetables, and not too long after I started eating all those potatoes, the fingers in both of my hands got numb. And sometimes I'll get dizzy, or my legs will get weak. And I just had a bunch of potatoes that I sliced up, and baked in my toaster oven. And shortly after, my I noticed my symptoms getting worse.
Avatar m tn According to the Linus Pauling Institute, the following doses and upper limits for vitamins B1, B3, B6 and B12 are recommended as safe for daily intake. Daily recommended intake of vitamin B1 is 1.2mg with no upper limit. Natural sources of vitamin B1 include one slice of whole wheat bread at .10mg or 3 oz. of lean pork at .72mg. Vitamin B3 daily recommended intake is 14mg to 16mg with an upper limit of 35mg. Sources of vitamin B3 include 3 oz. chicken at 7.3mg or 3 oz. of tuna at 11.3mg.