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Vitamin B complex

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by Rivki, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Rivki

    Rivki · Member

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    Is anybody able to tell me if it is ok for someone who is type 2 to take a vitamin B complex supplement?
    I read on the bottle that it helps release energy from food and I wondered if that would raise BG levels.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    In theory if you have a good diet, you shouldn't need it. My T1 husband does take Benfotiamine and it doesn't seem to cause problems.
     
  3. Rivki

    Rivki · Member

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    I have a reasonably good diet although I am deficient in vitamin D3 so I was prescribed a supplement for that.
    B complex was suggested by a friend who noticed I was a bit run down.
     
  4. Katharine

    Katharine · Well-Known Member

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    I take vit b complex because I live in Scotland and the midges don't bite me when I take it.

    It does turn urine an almost fluorescent yellow!
     
  5. inwales

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    Which make is that? At least you can write in the snow now!!!

    Being vegan I take a Vit B Complex, never any problems.
     
  6. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    :shock: :shock:

    Not something most females are accomplished at!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  7. inwales

    inwales · Well-Known Member

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    If you lived in Wales you would never say that!!! :D
     
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    I did want to ask about vitamin supplements as well. I give my husband vit C 500mg, and D3 2000iu a day, I was told to take these because I have ME and get very run down, so thought best to give him them as well. Don't give him any Bs because he get B12 shots every month.
     
  9. Katharine

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    I use Higher Nature "B-Vital".

    I do a lot of keep fit but I'm not up to writing on the snow!

    We don't even get snow in Scotland. Just rain summer, winter, spring, autumn.
     
  10. Herman lausan

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    I take a special B12 called (Mecobalamin). Regular b12 has a hard time to enter the body. I doenot affect my glucose levels.
    Many diabetics are B12 deficient.
     
  11. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take a B complex Lifeplan timed release 380 .IT has had a good effect on my foot pain and tingling pins and needles.
     
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