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Is it possible that Vit B injections are making me tired?

I started on Neurobion injections (Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12) about a month ago, did the booster start of one a week for 3 weeks and now I have to go once a month. My last injection was middle of last week and I have been so tired the whole of this week, battling to get out of bed and feeling generally very sleepy. Could it be that the injection is wearing off? My pharmacist told me I cannot have another one until the month is out - What do I do? 56 mths ago

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You cant have another one as the B12 is not water soluble, which means it stays in your liver. Too much is toxic. I find that while your Vit B levels are building up one can feel a bit tired as the B6 actually calms you down. So if you've had a lot of stress and high anxiety levels its very good for your nerves. In the mean time while you wait for the next shot get a good fizzy tab like cal-C-vita and a multivitamin (Centrum) and klap one, twice a day. You could be lacking in other essential minerals and essential fatty acids. If this is the case no amount of B shots will correct the fatigue. This two/tone strategy should do the trick.

56 mths ago

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I used to inject myself with Vitamin B 12 , but stooped it because of the tiredness

56 mths ago

Do not overdose on vitB12, just eat natural foods that contain it. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin. Adults need approximately 0.0015 mg a day. If you eat meat, fish or dairy foods then you should be able to get enough vitamin B12 from your diet. However, because vitamin B12 isn't found in vegetable foods (such as fruit, vegetables and grains), vegans might not get enough of this vitamin and become deficient.

56 mths ago

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56 mths ago

Here is a very interesting site on Vit B12. "All of the Vitamin B12 in the world ultimately comes from bacteria. Neither plants nor animals can synthesize it. But plants can be contaminated with B12 when they come in contact with soil bacteria that produce it. Animal foods are rich in B12 only because animals eat foods that are contaminated with it or because bacteria living in an animal's intestines make it. ....B12 (also called cobalamin due to its central cobalt atom) is a water-soluble vitamin with a very low recommended daily intake requirement, about 2-3 micrograms per day. That's MICROgrams, not milligrams....]". I think it is worth a read. http://www.pamrotella.com/health/b12.html

56 mths ago

Introduction Vitamin B12 is a member of the vitamin B complex. It contains cobalt, and so is also known as cobalamin. It is exclusively synthesised by bacteria and is found primarily in meat, eggs and dairy products. There has been considerable research into proposed plant sources of vitamin B12. Fermented soya products, seaweeds, and algae such as spirulina have all been suggested as containing significant B12. However, the present consensus is that any B12 present in plant foods is likely to be unavailable to humans and so these foods should not be relied upon as safe sources. Many vegan foods are supplemented with B12. Vitamin B12 is necessary for the synthesis of red blood cells, the maintenance of the nervous system, and growth and development in children. Deficiency can cause anaemia. Vitamin B12 neuropathy, involving the degeneration of nerve fibres and irreversible neurological damage, can also occur. Functions Vitamin B12's primary functions are in the formation of red blood cells and the maintenence of a healthy nervous system. B12 is necessary for the rapid synthesis of DNA during cell division. This is especially important in tissues where cells are dividing rapidly, particularly the bone marrow tissues responsible for red blood cell formation. If B12 deficiency occurs, DNA production is disrupted and abnormal cells called megaloblasts occur. This results in anaemia. Symptoms include excessive tiredness, breathlessness, listlessness, pallor, and poor resistance to infection. Other symptoms can include a smooth, sore tongue and menstrual disorders. Anaemia may also be due to folic acid deficiency, folic acid also being necessary for DNA synthesis. B12 is also important in maintaining the nervous system. Nerves are surrounded by an insulating fatty sheath comprised of a complex protein called myelin. B12 plays a vital role in the metabolism of fatty acids essential for the maintainence of myelin. Prolonged B12 deficiency can lead to nerve degeneration and irreversible neurological damage. When deficiency occurs, it is more commonly linked to a failure to effectively absorb B12 from the intestine rather than a dietary deficiency. Absorption of B12 requires the secretion from the cells lining the stomach of a glycoprotein, known as intrinsic factor. The B12-intrinsic factor complex is then absorbed in the ileum (part of the small intestine) in the presence of calcium. See a doctor.

56 mths ago

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