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    I know it's important, but "just" how important are the Bvitamins for

    I know it's important, but "just" how important are the Bvitamins for training, strength & growth?

    I started taking a B vitamin complex inlcuding Folic Acid (B9) & Niacin (B3).

    Since I started it I don't feel as tired as I've been for the past month or so & I have more energy.

    Yes I eat a descent amount of citrus fruits like oranges, but I don't feel as tired & I find that I'm sleeping better since I started taking one tablet a day.

    I'm just curious as I know that some individuals have total B vitamin deficiency
    & in that case obviously it would make a huge difference.

    So maybe I was low on B vitamins for some reason?

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    Unless you are deficient I dont know that supplementing would be all that hugely beneficial. One thing to consider is, B vitamins dont stay in the body as they are water soluble.

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    Unless you are deficient I dont know that supplementing would be all that hugely beneficial. One thing to consider is, B vitamins dont stay in the body as they are water soluble.
    Yes you are right. The B vitamins, & vitamin C are water soluable while Vitamin A, D, E & K are thicker & you shouldn't be getting too much of them.

    But don't forget that I've had thyroid problems & although my condition is normal, many bodily functions can be disturbed.

    & it's more individual which bodily functions can be disturbed.

    I've read that thyroid ppl can have B vitamin deficiency problems even with a normal thyroid level.

    Maybe my B vitamins were low & supplementing them has helped me?

    That's all I can think of at this point.

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    I take a b-complex twice per day.

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    Robert DiMaggio

    I take a b-complex twice per day.
    Do you have a deficiency?

    If not, do you find it helps with training, & recovering & so on?

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    well, as Mudge said b vitamins are water soluable so they are not toxic, I feel that it helps quite a bit with my metabolism and energy levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnny
    Yes you are right. The B vitamins, & vitamin C are water soluable while Vitamin A, D, E & K are thicker & you shouldn't be getting too much of them.
    Vitamin A, D, E, and K aren't thicker, they are fat soluble. So, they can collect in fatty tissues. Exceeding the RDA by a large amount, and over a long period of time, can cause levels of these vitamins (Vitamin E is an exception) to reach toxic levels. Vitamin A toxicity can be fatal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClintZ28
    Exceeding the RDA by a large amount, and over a long period of time, can cause levels of these vitamins (Vitamin E is an exception) to reach toxic levels. Vitamin A toxicity can be fatal.
    yes, they can be toxic, but please do not go by the RDA, that is a joke.

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    I don't think you can call it a joke. Millions and millions of dollars goes into research for years and years to establish the RDA. They first find out how much of each vitamin and mineral is required for thousands of healthy individuals. Then they set the RDA to meet the requirements of 99% of all people. Rarely does going beyond the RDA provide any benefit, and often it can cause harm. Vitamin E, Calcium, chromium, and vitamin C can be taken in larger than RDA quantities and may provide some benefits. But, much of it is still under debate.

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    here is a Q & A I answered a few months ago:
    http://www.ironmagazine.com/viewarticle-972.html

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    Thanks for the link Robert DiMaggio.

    As for those other vitamins being thicker, that's what the pharmacist said.

    He was wrong I guess.

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    Heh, that's scary that a pharmacist said that.


    Yeah, nutritonal needs of athletes is a relatively new area of research. Nothing is concrete yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClintZ28
    I don't think you can call it a joke. Millions and millions of dollars goes into research for years and years to establish the RDA. They first find out how much of each vitamin and mineral is required for thousands of healthy individuals. Then they set the RDA to meet the requirements of 99% of all people. Rarely does going beyond the RDA provide any benefit, and often it can cause harm. Vitamin E, Calcium, chromium, and vitamin C can be taken in larger than RDA quantities and may provide some benefits. But, much of it is still under debate.
    Being a "Nutrition & Health" major, I can attest that the above is correct (except it is actually 98%).
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    clintz28

    Heh, that's scary that a pharmacist said that.


    Yeah, nutritonal needs of athletes is a relatively new area of research. Nothing is concrete yet.
    Yeah it is scary that a pharmacist said that. But he did say that the B vitamins & vitamin C are water soluable so I'll give him that.

    Robert DiMaggio

    I take a b-complex twice per day.
    You don't find that it's too much?

    My doctor told me to only take my B-complex once a day.

    He said it's bad if you get too much Niacin (B3) & my complex contains Niacin & Folic Acid (B9).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PirateFromHell
    Being a "Nutrition & Health" major, I can attest that the above is correct (except it is actually 98%).
    well, I took a diet/nutrition class in college, and yes that is what they will teach you...

    however, I am also a certified fitness trainer and sports nutrition specialist thru the ISSA, and they teach you quite a bit differently.

    I choose to believe what I have learned thru the ISSA.

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