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Bad Reactions from Vitamin B Complex Anyone?


#1

So i did a blood test and shows my folate acid is low. So i purchased vitamin B complex blackmores brand. As soon as i take 1 pill i can straight away feel my energy level increase. Thats the good side of it but the bad side is that i can feel a mild headache, drowsiness, brain fog, watery poop, vision not sharp. I also feel more calm and chill but my cognitive feel slow at the same time. I suspect its because of the brain fog thats why i feel chill and calm. Now has been my third day taking it. Should i continue taking it or stop? Will the side effects go away after several days or weeks?


#2

Yeah stop immediately.
-No natural supp should be affecting your brain chemistry like that. Maybe contaminatd even.
Could take 10 days off and then try another brand


#3

It could be that your body can’t convert one or more of the vitamins properly for the body to use (ie: methylation). It might be that your body responds to the folate well, but not the Vit B12, or vice versa.
Or it might be one of the other B vitamins. There are different forms of these vitamins that are more bioavailable to the body. Some people can’t take a Vit B Complex for that reason. They take the various B vitamins individually. Google “methylation,forums” and the first site should be able to help you out.


#4

It could be that this particular brand of vitamins is not put together properly. For example, if I take a tablet instead of a capsule I do not digest the nutrients as well. I have never heard of this brand and I am not saying that it is a cheap brand. I am just giving you my point of view. I purchase most of my nutrients from either Biotest or Life Extension. That way I know I am getting my money’s worth. They may cost a bit more at times but it’s well worth it. People who buy their nutrients at Walmart get what they deserve.