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Vitamin B... a couple of questions about supplementation

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by Boondocksaint, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. I am currently considering supplenting vitamin B into my diet.

    This is the vitamin B intake that I now get from my GNC Mega Man

    Per day

    Vit B-6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride) 50mg
    Vit B-12 (Cyanocobalamin) 50mcg
    Vit B-1 (Thaimin Monoitriate) 50mg
    Vit B-2 (Riboflavin) 50mg

    I've been trying to search for about 10 minutes, and it appears down, so sorry that I couldn't bring up any old threads about this.

    Would it be a waste? Any suggestions?

    Right now I am trying to gain weight, so I am eating a lot of food. I lift heavy 3 days a week, and train BJJ between 3 and 5 days a week.
     
  2. Sinister

    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    If you want extra B's a Complex wouldn't hurt, but I don't think the Mega Men is a waste if that's what you're asking.
     
  3. Is there a certain vitamin B I should be getting (12, 6, 1, etc).

    Or should I just get a complex with all of them?
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I always suggest a Complex because all of the B Vitamins are so versatile and have many different purposes. Plus many of them work very well together.
     
  5. Cool. Thanks for the advice. I'll pick up a complex today and post what it is.
     
  6. BoxingFanNoMore

    BoxingFanNoMore Blue Belt

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    I think you are missing some B vitamins in there, most multivitamins contains at least: Folic Acid, Biotin, and Niacin.

    IMHO, if you are trying to gain weight forget about extra supplementation, try to eat foods rich in the specific B-vitamins you are looking for.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah, a complex is best, but I'm pretty sure one of the benefits of B-12 is that it increases your appetite, so you may want to look for a Multi-B that has an abundance of that.
     
  8. OK, here is what I am taking.

    It is a "Super B-Complex"

    Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) 150mg
    Vit B-1 (thaimin mononitrate) 100mg
    Vit B-2 (Riboflavin) 20mg
    Vit B-3 (niacinamide) 25mg
    Vit B-6 (pryridoxine hydrocloride) 2mg
    Vit B-12 (cyanocobalamin) 15mcg
    Biotin 3.8mcg
    Pantothenic acid (d-calcium pantothenate) 5mg

    Yeast and Liver Based

    I take it before bed with my Magnesium and Zinc (homemade ZMA baby! Half the price!)
     
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    Sinister Doctor of Doom Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Looks good enough to me.
     
  10. Todd Gack

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    Remember that if your b-complex has any sort of calcium filler it can interfere with the absorption of Zinc and Magnesium.
     
  11. Yeah, I did know that. I actually used to take Calcium with my ZMA at night and it didn't really make too much of a difference.
     
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    If I were you I would take the b-complex in the morning with breakfast and take your ZMA right before bed on an empty stomach!
     
  13. That b-complex is part of my ZMA.
     
  14. Herculean

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    I agree , why are you taking B supps?? .. these are generally for people who have a deficiency (mostly due to their diet or such) , supps are poorly absorbed by the body at best , drink and eat foods high in B , milk is an easy one ..

    i am guessing you take supps for extra boost?, but IMO and from what i have studied , you are 100x better off eating the foods , but i don
     
  15. hmmm, this is weird. The add on this page (right above this message box), is for "Vital B-100", a B vitamin. Man, the internet is getting smart.
     
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    Madmick Cerebrage Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Classic.
     
  17. Wolverine

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    The power of advertising! I have also noticed it with other thread topics.

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  18. supersudo

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    i've read the most aborbable way to get ur b-vitamins is thru bee pollen.. it's natural and even more absorbable if u chew it too..

    look it up.. it has all the b-vitamins and some other beneficial nutrients as well.. :wink:
     

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