Vitamin B12 questions and answers
Q: Can bactrim affect vitamin B12 or intrinsic factor in a baby's body?
I need to find reliable sources that state that bactrim (or septra) can affect the level of vitamin B12 in a baby's body 4-8 weeks old. Or maybe if Bactrim can affect the intrinsic factor in a baby's body.
A: Vit B12 is a key factor to prvent pernicious anemia. Vit B12 is absorbed from specific receptors from the intestine with the help of the interensic factor. Also, Bactrim is absorbed from the same receptors. Hence, a competetion is created. Thus the level of Vit B12 enetering the blood stream is decreased. The effects of lack of Vit B12 is more observed in babies since they do need a lot of vitamins and nutrition for their growth.
Q: Is a 1000mcg's of vitamin B12 a better alternative for energy instead of those drinking energy drinks?
Im looking for a more natural energy boost instead of drinking an energy drink from the store. I saw this product by Puritans Pride that is all natural vitamin B12. Would that be a better alternative?
A: Definitely! Most energy drinks are artificially sweetened.
Q: Vegans, Where do you get your Vitamin B12 from?
I don't want to eat meat but I have read that Vitamin B12 is only found in animal products. They say that the Vitamin B12 found in Fermented soya products, seaweeds, and algae are unavailable to humans. Is it better to be a vegetarian than a vegan and include eggs, cheese and milk since these do include Vitamin B12?
A: I really like nutritional yeast. It tastes a bit cheese. I sprinkle it on my spaghetti like Parmesan. There are also many recipes using nutritional yeast. I like the tofu scramble, meant to taste like scrambled eggs. Or you can use it for macaroni and cheese. :) But yeah, most soy milk and things have B12 now, so it isn't much of an issue these days. http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?RecipeID=110 http://www.exploreveg.org/resources/recipes/meals.html#macncheese
Q: What low level of Vitamin B12 would be considered deficiency anemia?
Yesterday I was told by my doctor my Vitamin B12 level is 97, and that I should take supplements. She didn't say I was anemic, but everyone I've told has been shocked and asked if I was anemic. Any ideas?
A: Normal range of vitamin B12 for an average adult is between 160-900 pg/mL or 118-690pmol/L. I do not know which unit you are referring to. Having vitamin B12 deficiency means that your body does not have enough of this vitamin. You need B12 to make red blood cells, which carry oxygen through your body. Not having enough B12 can lead to anemia, which means your body does not have enough red blood cells to do the job. This can make you feel weak and tired.
Q: Why is Vitamin B12 pills has much high mcg than Vitamin B12 daily intake?
I am trying to get Vitamin B12. The recommended daily intake amount should be 2.5mcg. But all the Vitamin B12 pills you get from the store have much higher value. I found 100mcg per pill or 250mcg per pill. That's like way more, more than 1000%. Why is that? Is it even safe to take such high value?
A: For a short time you can take those very strong pills. Our bodies can store up to a two years supply of vitamin B12 in our liver. All the other unused or excess B vitamins are eliminated every day.
Q: How can i get more protein, and vitamin B12 in my diet, without meat?
I've been a vegetarian for a year, and I don't think that i'm getiing enough protein or vitamin B12, how much protien should i have each day? And what are good foods to help me get all the protien and b12 i need? i drink i glass of soy milk each day with vitamin B12 in it.
A: I take a b-complex vitamin, b-complex liquid, and every 2 weeks, I give myself a b-12 shot. It is a really important vitamin and you need it. Get your blood levels checked for all vitamins and minerals and find out what you need to take. Good luck
Q: Can you take vitamin b12 shots solely for fatigue?
Does anyone here take vitamin b12 shots only for fatigue and nothing else? I am always tired but I went to do blood tests and found nothing. Would it be safe to give myself a shot once a week?
A: If you are having a fatigue problem B-12 is a really good thing to try. I have had this all my life, and was 50 before I found B-12. I take a daily B-12/B-6/Folic acid tablet that disolves under the tongue. Humans do not absorb B-12 very well from the stomach. I get my pills from a mail-order company called TriVita ---you might also get them from a health-food store. You might cut down to 1/2 tab after a week or so --I have. The stuff is MAGIC if that is your problem. I read that 10% of people have a severe B-12 shortage that doesn't show up on blood tests.The effect is instant. Fatigue was my only problem! Good luck!! (TriVita is in Arizona, USA,1-800-991-7116)
Q: what is vitamin b12 is good for?
i need to know what vitamin b12 is good for? and whats the difference between folic acid and b12?
A: Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal foods including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products. Fortified breakfast cereals are a particularly valuable source of vitamin B12 for vegetarians . Vitamin B12 works in close partnership with folate in the synthesis of the building blocks for DNA and RNA synthesis as well as the synthesis of molecules important for the maintenance of the integrity of the genome. It is also essential for the maintenance of the integrity of the nervous system and for the synthesis of molecules which are involved in fatty acid biosynthesis and the production of energy. The human body does all of this with just two to three milligrams of the vitamin, which is much less than the weight of a tenth of a drop of water. It is even speculated that B12 was mainly responsible for the origin of the DNA world from the RNA world. Our bodies absorb folic acid and vitamin B12 differently, so different amounts of each are needed.
Q: Can I get my vitamin b12 requirements solely from yoghurt and eggs?
I don't eat meat but I regularly eat yoghurt that contains live cultures and most days I will have an egg in one form or another. Can I rest assured that I am getting the vitamin b12 I need via these sources alone?
A: If your eating one egg a day and a cup of yogurt, your getting all the Vitamin B12 you need and more. Vegetarian diet: How to get the best nutrition http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vegetarian-diet/HQ01596
Q: Do breast milk from a vegan mother contains Vitamin B12 if the mother only depends to its small intestine?
Do breast milk from a vegan mother contains Vitamin B12 if the mother only depends to vitamin b12 produced and absorbed by the its small intestine? Is this enough?
A: A nursing mother who is on a vegan diet is taking big risks with the health of her baby. Maybe the baby will have sufficient nourishment, maybe not. The best thing to do is to drop the vegan diet until the baby is weaned.
Q: What part of a blood test report shows levels of vitamin B12?
All of these words are so big and scientific and I can't figure out which one indicates vitamin b12 in the blood. What word should I looks for in the blood test report that indicated how much vitamin b12 is in the blood?
A: Vitamin B12, or cyanocobalamin, levels are not part of the usual testing. It's common not to test specifically for that unless other things suggest pernicious anemia. That would be the case with such surrogate markers as an elevated mean corpuscular volume (MCV), which is going to be found in the vicinity of the RBC count, Hgb and Hct on the CBC.
Q: Is it safe to take a Prenatal vitamin along with a B12 vitamin and Cranberry supplement everyday?
The Prenatal vitamin brand is Spring Valley. It has: Vitamin A - 4000 I.U Vit. C - 120 mg Vit. D - 400 I.U Vit. E - 30 I.U Thiamin (Vit. B1) - 1.8 mg Riboflavin (Vit. B12) - 1.7 mg Niacin - 20 mg Vit. B6 - 2.6 mg Folic Acid - 800 mcg Vit. B12 - 8 mcg Calcium - 200 mg Iron - 28 mg Zinc - 25 mg The Vitamin B12 I'm taking in a different pill is the same brand with: B-12 - 1 mg (1000 mcg) Calcium - 30 mg The Cranberry I take (for kidneys) is AZO brand and it has 900 mg of Natural Cranberry Powder. I am not pregnant, I am taking these for health and energy (B12). What's the difference in the two B12's in the prenatal and the seperate B12 pill? Is that too much? Does B12 really give you more energy? I am also taking Phenteremine 37.5 mg. I have been taking it for two weeks, with great results. Since it kills my appetite, I am going to start taking these pills. Let me know if it's okay, or if I should quit.
A: There are no problems with the supplements you are taking in combination. But it is highly unlikely that you have a B-12 deficiency - it's sort of an 'urban myth' that B-12 will give people more energy. When you have anemia from a B-12 deficiency you can feel tired, and correcting that will make you feel you have more energy, but the same isn't true when you take extra B-12 when you're normal. (B-12 is found in meat, eggs, and milk products - unless you are a pure vegan, you've probably got normal levels, and B-12 is the only B vitamin stored by the body.) Keep taking the multiple vitamin and the cranberry, but save your money on the B-12 supplement.
Q: what is the difference between vitamin b12 and the b12 injection?
If i take the vitamin b12 will it do the same thing? Im trying to loose a couple pounds and get more energy. I exercise 5 days a week
A: The only difference is the time of absorption. Injections are introduced and absorbed into the blood stream immediately. while a vitamin b12 pill will take a while.
Q: Can a vitamin b12 deficiency cause high blood pressure?
I have recently been diagnosed with a vitamin b12 deficiency and have to take injections. Can this deficiency cause me to have high blood pressure? I checked it today and it was 155/89
A: No, it is highly unlikely that a deficiency of vitamin B12 is causing your high blood pressure problems. High blood pressure is more likely to be due to a high salt diet, high alcohol consumption, stress, or a lifestyle low in exercise. As for your vitamin deficiency you can find a list of foods high in vitamin B12 here: http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-vitamin-B12.php
Q: How many cobalt atoms are in a 12 oz red bull can by vitamin b12 molecules alone?
From a 12oz can of original Redbull how many cobalt atoms are present from the amount of vitamin b12 molecules alone?
A: Red Bull is the brand name of an energy drink sold by Red Bull GmbH. It contains, per 250 mL (8.3 U.S. fl. oz.) serving, about 5 μg of vitamin B12, with one Cobalt atom contained in each B12 molecule. In a 12 oz red bull can, it contains: (12/8.3)*5 μg = 7.23 μg of B12. Since the molar mass of B12 is 1355.37 g/mol, the total number of cobalt atoms must be about: (7.23*10^-6/1355.37)*6.022*10^23 = 3.2*10^15