Did you know?



  • Warfarin, aspirin, Vitamin E and high EPA/DHA fish oils all thin the blood. Stop taking if you’re going in for an operation!
  • Avoid yeasts & alcohol when taking anti-depressants.
  • Always take B vitamins in a complex or with a multivitamin and mineral supplement.
  • Reduce Vitamin A when pregnant or trying to conceive.
  • Aspirin increases the need for vitamin C.
  • The Pill and HRT increases need for B6, B12, Folic acid and zinc.
  • Antibiotics increase the need for B vitamins and beneficial gut bacteria (probiotics).
  • Paracetamol increases the need for antioxidants.
  • Don’t supplement beta-carotene by itself if you are smoker. Take in a multi-vitamin.
  • B2 (riboflavin) makes urine bright yellow – don’t panic!
  • B3 (Niacin) in high doses can make you flush and go red, hot and itchy for up to 30 minutes. Normal – not an allergy. Flush-free B3 is available.
  • Vitamin C has a laxative effect. Ideal intake is ‘bowel-tolerance level’ then reduce again.
  • Never take copper supplement unless it contains at least 10 x the amount of zinc i.e. 1mg copper : 10-15mg zinc
  • Vitamin D increases absorption of calcium – too much can lead to calcification of soft tissue.
  • Never supplement Calcium without magnesium and phosphorous Ca : Mg = 3 : 2 and Ca : Ph = 1 : 2

2 thoughts on “Did you know?”

    1. I’m not so sure about self administering an injection of any kind let alone a Vit B – I’ll leave administering injections to the professionals!! I wouldn’t recommend a singular Vit B ie B5, B6 etc, but rather alternating a B12 injection and a Multi Vit B injection otherwise your injections are useless (Vit B needs ALL the B’s to work properly), and u could cause increased levels of homeocysteine in the body …… but that’s a post for another day totally.
      I’m no doctor (not that they know anything about vitamins) but I’d say, inject when u’re feeling low and supplement (diet and supplements) when u’re feeling good. No more than 6 weeks alternating the B’s (3 x B12 and 3 x Multi B) every 3 -4 months.
      Oh and if u self administer . . . . send us a pic 🙂

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