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morning

I have bought Vitamin B Complex, it is two tablets a day, do I need to space these out, or can I take both together.

sorry I'm still learning about vitamins

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I'm afraid that's not a very good B complex because it contains vit C. Vit C and B12 should not be taken together because vit C negatively affects the way the body uses B12.

Are you just taking a B complex, or B complex plus B12? If the latter, make sure not to take the B12 with the B complex. :)

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MARZY1969 in reply to greygoose

I am taking B12 one a day, can you please recommend a good quality B Complex, sorry I think someone did recommend before but cant find it.

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greygoose in reply to MARZY1969

Thorne Basic B complex. :)

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MARZY1969 in reply to greygoose

thank you 😀

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You're welcome. :)

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MARZY1969 in reply to greygoose

I am taking Jarrow Methyl B12 Lozenge

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greygoose in reply to MARZY1969

That's good because they're sublingual, so you can take them at any time and nothing will interfer with them. :)

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MARZY1969 in reply to greygoose

Thorne Research - Basic B Complex - B Vitamins in Their Active Forms - 60 Capsulesdo you think this would be ok, sorry cant seem to upload a pic, I am trying to save all this info in my brain LOL its getting their slowly

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greygoose in reply to MARZY1969

That one is fine. :)

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MARZY1969 in reply to greygoose

thank you once again for your help 😊

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You're very welcome. :)

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Gsd2011 in reply to greygoose

I have been using this for a long long while and I never knew that I was also taking extra vit c with my ferrous sulphate up until 2 weeks ago b12 I have injections i was thinking of changing to Thorne has it got folate in it not folic acid

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greygoose in reply to Gsd2011

Iron supplements should be taken two hours away from all other supplements, anyway, so that vit C should be alright. Not saying you shouldn't take vit C at all, just not at the same time as your B12.

Yes, the Thorne Basic B does have folic acid. :)

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Gsd2011 in reply to greygoose

Oh I want folate no your saying vit c in the super b complex isn't the best as b12 n vit c don't go together

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greygoose in reply to Gsd2011

Sorry! It's the case of the missing negative again! My keyboard doesn't like negatives! lol Thorne Basic B has methylfolate, NOT folic acid.

And, that's right, vit C and vit B12 don't go together. :)

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Gsd2011 in reply to greygoose

Right so now I go buy Thorne b complex I have been using Igennus for long while and I didn't know that Thank You..

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greygoose in reply to Gsd2011

Same here. I used Igennus for a long, long time before finding out that the vit C was not good. Pity the manufacturers don't understand that!

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SeasideSusieAdministrator in reply to Gsd2011

You can take Vit C with iron, it's recommended as it helps absorption and can also help prevent constipation. Just keep the Vit C, and iron, 2 hours away from B12.

Thorne Basic B contains 400mcg methylfolate.

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Gsd2011 in reply to SeasideSusie

Hi There I've been doing it all wrong again but my super b complex has b12 and vit c in them I can't absorb the b12 in the complex anyway but I have been doing it wrong sometimes as I have taken my b complex with my iron tablet I'm ordering all I need today selenuim b complex I have vitd3 k2 anything missing?

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SeasideSusieAdministrator in reply to Gsd2011

Iron should be taken 2 hours away from all other supplements and 4 hours away from thyroid meds.Do you have iron deficiency or anaemia and your iron is prescribed? If so is your GP monitoring your levels regularly, they should be when taking iron.

I can't really comment on what supplements you need and the dose without seeing results for key nutrients.

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Gsd2011 in reply to SeasideSusie

I knew iron 4 hours away from meds I didn't know iron 2 hours away from other supplements been taking iron with my b complex or near to it well Thank You I know now..

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Gsd2011 in reply to SeasideSusie

Ferritin gone up a lot now so stopped taking them I'm going to get iron panel my GP doesn't do iron panels only ferritin

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Gsd2011 in reply to SeasideSusie

Sorry I was low end range iron so GP said take some iron supplements I did my own iron panel Medichecks in April my gp only did ferritin my ferritin has shot up now so I'll get iron panel done again

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greygoose in reply to Gsd2011

anything missing?

Yes, magnesium. Vit D and magnesium work together, so taking vit D without it will deplete your magnesium. :)

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Gsd2011 in reply to greygoose

Vit d I didn't know that either only taking small dose of Magnesuim citrate where would I be without this forum

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greygoose in reply to Gsd2011

It's a life-saver for a lot of people. I cut my teeth on Mary Shomon's forum long before I found this one. I think I would be dead by now if it hadn't been for her.

Both vit D and magnesium should be taken four hours away from thyroid hormone, and two hours away from magnesium. Do you take zinc? That should be two hours away from magnesium as well. It's complicated! :)

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Gsd2011 in reply to greygoose

No no Zinc I eat lots of salmon crab fish that is zinc or am I wrong

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greygoose in reply to Gsd2011

I think meat has a lot more zinc than fish. Crab doesn't usually figure on the list of foods high in zinc. I think you might be confusing zinc with iodine.

In any case, it's not what you eat that counts, but what you absorb. Hypos usually have low stomach acid, so find it difficult to digest food and absorb nutrients. Which is why we need high doses of supplements to make sure some gets through at least.

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Gsd2011 in reply to greygoose

Yes it is complicated 🤔

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SeasideSusieAdministrator in reply to Gsd2011

Gsd2011

I know you've made a few posts about vitamins before and I've answered quite a lot of them. Do you make any notes? I think it might be worth you doing so because it has been mentioned to you before that magnesium needs to be taken when taking D3 in this post

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

I need selenuim, folate I do have some vit d3 k2 left do I need magnesium? If so what one?

I gave you information about magnesium in reply to this post

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

You need magnesium if you take D3.

Nobody can tell you which form of magnesium you should take, each form has it's own uses and it's up to you to decide which is the right form for you. Check out these links which explain what each form does:

naturalnews.com/046401_magn...

drjockers.com/best-magnesiu...

and that you need to take iron 2 hours away from other supplements here:

healthunlocked.com/thyroidu...

can you take iron supplement Ferrous Sulphate with a B complex? Or is it 2 hours away?

No. Iron must be kept at least 2 hours away from any other supplement or medication as it affects their absorption.

It might be worth you looking through your old posts and making notes of suggestions made so you can refer back to them :)

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Gsd2011 in reply to SeasideSusie

Thank You SeasideSusie no I haven't made notes I will make a note in future!😉

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Gsd2011 in reply to SeasideSusie

Hi does having a b12 injection count when taking vit c and iron or is it just supplements you can't take together?

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SeasideSusieAdministrator in reply to Gsd2011

As B12 is injected and the other supplements are absorbed through the gut, I can't see any problem. Just keep them apart when taking oral supplements.

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Gsd2011 in reply to SeasideSusie

Lovely all noted Thank You!

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