Are high levels of B Vitamins good for the body?

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  1. RLiu818

    RLiu818 Active Member

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    For multi-vitamins there are usually 'energy' or 'performance' versions that contain higher levels of B vitamins along with other energy supplements such as ginko and ginseng.

    Specifically, the Centrum performance I have contains 300% Vitamin B12.

    Would consuming Higher levels of Vitamin B on a daily basis be bad for your health?

    I figure stimulants such as those i mentioned may not be healthy in the long run. Can anyone share their wisdom?

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  2. SteveO

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    no, it's a water soluble vitamin
     
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    coolchrisrm Because if I wear it any place else, it chafes.

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    Having unnaturally high amounts of any vitamin is not a good idea.
     
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    Vitamin B is fat soluable, if it was water soluable your body will get rid of through urine.
     
  5. SteveO

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    yeah, I didn't really read the question. Too much vitamin B isn't going to help or hurt, so just stick to the RDA recommendation, no need for extra supplementation of it
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Too much Vitamin B is toxic to your body
     
  8. SteveO

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    fixed so you don't look like an idiot
     
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    No, they are WATER SOLUBLE. A, D, E, and K are fat soluble. B and C can store in the liver for a bit of time though and can be related to some toxicity, but they are not fat soluble.
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    But will the increased amount in 'performance' multi-vitamins be harmful?
     
  13. SteveO

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    depends on what vitamins and minerals. Fat soluble vitamins are more likely to cause toxicity
     
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    you'd better perform if you're taking them :noes:
     
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    Oh, and the whole percentages, that's what your body needs to stave off disease... not what it wants optimally...
     
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    truth Don't just stand there, bust-a-move!

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    Lots of people I know use injectable b12 and vitamin b complex. many claim they have an increased appetite with b12 supplementation. I tried it for a few months but didn't really notice anything so I just stopped.
     
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    Actually that's what alot of steroid users claim they were being given... at least that was the case with Ben Johnson and I think sylvester Stallone as well.
     
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