Am I taking too much vitamin B?

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    Am I taking too much vitamin B?


    I stopped using a multivitamin and I switched to a vitamin B complex

    Serving size 1 tablet;

    Thiamin (B-2) (as Thiamin Mononitrate) 50mg

    Riboflavin (B-2) 12,5mg

    Niacin (as Niacinamide) 50mg

    Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 12,5mg

    Folic Acid 50mcg

    Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 12,5mcg

    Biotin 25mcg

    Panthothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate) 50mg

    Calcium (as Dicalcium Phosphate) 128mg

    Phosphorus 99mg


    I'm taking this 4 times a day

    What do you guys think, too much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonbero View Post
    I stopped using a multivitamin and I switched to a vitamin B complex

    Serving size 1 tablet;

    Thiamin (B-2) (as Thiamin Mononitrate) 50mg

    Riboflavin (B-2) 12,5mg

    Niacin (as Niacinamide) 50mg

    Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) 12,5mg

    Folic Acid 50mcg

    Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 12,5mcg

    Biotin 25mcg

    Panthothenic Acid (as d-Calcium Pantothenate) 50mg

    Calcium (as Dicalcium Phosphate) 128mg

    Phosphorus 99mg


    I'm taking this 4 times a day

    What do you guys think, too much?
    Why are you taking it 4 times a day? Why did you stop taking a multi?
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    B vitamins are water soluble. This means your body is very bad at retaining them, so building up unhealthy levels is beyond rare, it is almost impossible.

    Fat soluble vitamins such as vitamin A, build in our fat tissue over time, so they can be dangerous if over consumed.



    Also - that product u listed uses cyanocobalamin which is very poorly absorbing. You're only getting a small fraction of those totals in reality.

    On the other hand, HemaVol has 41,666% of your b12 needs from methylcobalamin, which is near total absorption...even then it's not even 1% of enough to do any damage.
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    You can't take too much vitamin B. You end up pissing most of it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuZo View Post
    Why are you taking it 4 times a day? Why did you stop taking a multi?
    I've read good things about high dosing b vitamins and I also remember reading that the absorption is very poor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VaughnTrue View Post
    B vitamins are water soluble. This means your body is very bad at retaining them, so building up unhealthy levels is beyond rare, it is almost impossible.
    This cleared it up, I knew that the body is very bad at retaining vitamin B but I wasn't sure how much is too much.

    Quote Originally Posted by ForAnAngel View Post
    You can't take too much vitamin B. You end up pissing most of it out.
    This is the dilemma with multivitamins too. I think you if you wan't to spend $ on multivitamins its fine, but you're going to piss most of it out of your system.
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    You should check out Jarrow "B-Right". Its a good B-Complex that doesn't cost much and has the superior form of B12 (Methylcobalamin) and the active form of B6 (P-5-P). I can usually find it for under $8.
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    You're fine, but the product blows
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    Yu know yur taking a lot when yur piss practically glows in the dark lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by machorox123 View Post
    Yu know yur taking a lot when yur piss practically glows in the dark lol
    ^^this. B6 makes my piss look radioactive.
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    Has anyone mentioned that you chose a piss poor product?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69 View Post
    You're fine, but the product blows
    Quote Originally Posted by dsade View Post
    Has anyone mentioned that you chose a piss poor product?
    Yea they mentioned.

    I just picked up a vitamin B complex from Target.

    Feel free to suggest a better one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonbero View Post
    Yea they mentioned.

    I just picked up a vitamin B complex from Target.

    Feel free to suggest a better one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.cooper69

    Jarrow, AOR, or Swanson
    AOR makes some really good products.
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    Quote Originally Posted by breezy11 View Post
    You should check out Jarrow "B-Right". Its a good B-Complex that doesn't cost much and has the superior form of B12 (Methylcobalamin) and the active form of B6 (P-5-P). I can usually find it for under $8.
    ^this^ Jarrow is a good company, plus I personally prefer caps over tabs.
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