Vitamin overload?

james192

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Feb 19, 2011
Hi, all,

I have Tinnitus and am already taking multivitamins and ginkgo biloba. I want to add B12, Magnesium, and zinc to my regime and just wanted to ask if it would be safe to just start taking all three, or if it'd be better to phase them in; begin with one, then a month later add a second? Thank you ;)
 

Ted_Hutchinson

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May 25, 2009
I'm not a big fan of multivitamins. They tend to be packed with low cost ineffective forms that don't really make any difference. Things like magnesium oxide of which only about 4% is actually bio available.
So if you are wanting to add an active form of B12 such as methylcobalamin ie Pure Advantage, B-12, 500 mcg Spray, there would be no problem as the form in most mulitvits is Cyanocobalamin and many people lack the intrinsic factor to convert that to the active form. Using the active form in the first place avoids that potential pitfall.
Again for magnesium Krispin has good magnesium information
Although it may be a good idea to take zinc sometime during the week I'm not convinced it's necessary daily.
 

kind2creatures

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Hi, all,

I have Tinnitus and am already taking multivitamins and ginkgo biloba. I want to add B12, Magnesium, and zinc to my regime and just wanted to ask if it would be safe to just start taking all three, or if it'd be better to phase them in; begin with one, then a month later add a second? Thank you ;)
Hi james192, welcome to the forum. I don't think it's overload at all, I take a lot of daily supplements with no problems. Here's our page on Tinnitus that you may want to look at. :)

https://www.natmedtalk.com/wiki/Tinnitus
 

james192

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Thanks, guys.

Tinnitus is such a random condition that you just never know. I ate a korma the other week, which I eat all the time with no problems, and my ears were horrible afterwards :lol: Just important to be careful.
 

someguy

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Feb 8, 2010
You should look into Ayurvedic treatment of tinnitus.. they do a treatment where they put oil into the ear that apparently is very effective.. My dad has tinnitus pretty bad.. I dont really have it, but at night when its dead quiet my left ear hisses a tiny bit.. Can be caused by a lot of things.. physical issues with ear canal/tmj, too much loud noise, probably diet, etc.
 

u&iraok

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I used to be afraid of taking too many vitamins, too, and then I found out how depleted I was in everything. Most people are low in nutrients. We don't eat nutrient-dense food. Our soil is practically dead so we don't get trace minerals and other nutrients in the plants we eat, produce is picked before it's ripe and therefore not at optimal nutrition and then it's a while from then until we eat it which further degrades what little nutrients are there, processed foods are low in nutrition, sugar and white flour have no nutrition and require nutrients to metabolize so that's a net loss in nutrients, when you get a virus your body is depleted of nutrients, stress depletes your body of nutrients, all the chemicals and heavy metals we take in on a daily basis tax our bodies and result in nutrient depletion, some drugs deplete nutrients, if your digestion is not working optimally, and many people have this problem, or if you are low in stomach acid which happens to many as we get older you don't absorb and assimilate all the nutrients and you probably won't absorb all the vitamins in the supplements anyway, even if you're young and healthy.
 

supergirlkara

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This is all very interesting. Its time a take a closer look at my multivitamin and maybe get seperate solutions for each. I am all for easier, but whats the point if you aren't getting the full nutrients that your body needs, even if the bottle says otherwise. Thanks for the great information, I will keep all of this in mind next time I go to the vitamin store.
 


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