It’s not likely that you will experience harmful effects from consuming too much vitamin B12, because your body can only absorb a small amount of the B12 you receive from foods and supplements, however it is best to consult your health professional...vitamin B12 deficiency is common in Diabetics, vegans, people usually over 50 and those with celiac disease or Crohn’s Disease. It is said to be an aid in weight loss.
Natural Sources of B12...... are milk, eggs, yogurt and hard cheeses, seafood, leafy green vegetables, whole grains such as oats, liver, lamb, turkey, sardines, mussels.
Since lack of vitamin D causes high blood sugar levels, you should make sure that your blood level of vitamin D3 is above 75 nmol/L......many Americans are low in Vitamin D.....your doctor can check you levels...Good for the immune system and is needed to maintain adequate levels of blood insulin. The pancreas produces insulin and vitamin is beneficial to anyone who is Pre-diabetic, diabetic or suffering from fatigue. As always, talk to your doctor before taking vitamin and mineral supplements
With weight training and cardio you might want to ask your doctor about CoQ10.... CoQ10 supplements have been shown to increase heart energy, reduce LDL oxidation and inhibit coronary heart disease..it encourages heart cells to produce more energy according to Clyde Yancy MD chief of Cardiology at Northwestern Memorial .
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Unless your B12 is low (blood tests) then you are best not to take it. Also, if you are eating a balanced diet with plenty of lean protein, healthy fats, and NON-processed carbs, as well as plenty of fruit/veges (think a rainbow of colour) and not going too low in calories, then you should be getting the bulk of what you need. I would be inclined to talk with your Dr about this, especially if you have any health conditions and/or are on medications, because supplements can and do interact with some, and some of the interactions can be potentially serious.
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How low is your daily fat intake? I remind myself that we need adequate amounts of healthy fats in order to absorb vitamins A, D, E, and K.
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What type of vitamins or supplements do you take when working toward your weight loss goal?
I am currently working out 5 days a week which includes cardio and weight training. I am eating a high protein, low fat, low carb diet and taking Vitamins B12 and D3.
Any advice on other supplements/vitamins I should possibly look into?
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