Diary of Unknown Symptoms

Mystery of the Internal Vibration

Entry for June 18, 2006

Woke up today and took my new daily dosage of vitamins and about half an hour later I feel that weird kind of feeling in my head. I had the same feeling yesterday and I figure it’s the shock of the vitamins working.

Around one o’clock I don’t feel so good. For the last few hours I have a weird mild pinching in my chest. It’s the same feeling I had the very first time taking B complex vitamins. I lie down on the couch to have a rest and I notice that I’m vibrating. How is this possible when I only took my vitamins a few hours ago? I have a theory…

Because most B vitamins vitamins are water-soluble, the body can only absorb so much while it’s present in the body. Doctor Google?

Water-soluble vitamins

  • B-complex vitamins and vitamin C are water-soluble vitamins that are not stored in the body and must be replaced each day.
  • Use of megadoses of vitamins is not recommended.
  • These vitamins are easily destroyed or washed out during food storage and preparation.
  • The B-complex group is found in a variety of foods: cereal grains, meat, poultry, eggs, fish, milk, legumes and fresh vegetables.
  • Citrus fruits are good sources of vitamin C.Vitamins are essential nutrients found in foods. The requirements are small but they perform specific and vital functions essential for maintaining health.

    The two types of vitamins are classified by the materials in which they will dissolve. Fat-soluble vitamins — vitamins A, D, E and K — dissolve in fat before they are absorbed in the blood stream to carry out their functions. Excesses of these vitamins are stored in the liver. Because they are stored, they are not needed every day in the diet.

    By contrast, water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water and are not stored; they are eliminated in urine. We need a continuous supply of them in our diets. The water-soluble vitamins are the B-complex group and vitamin C.

    Water-soluble vitamins are easily destroyed or washed out during food storage or preparation. Proper storage and preparation of food can minimize vitamin loss. To reduce vitamin loss, refrigerate fresh produce, keep milk and grains away from strong light, and use the cooking water from vegetables to prepare soups.

    Vitamin B-Complex

    Eight of the water-soluble vitamins are known as the B-complex group: thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, biotin and pantothenic acid. These vitamins are widely distributed in foods. Their influence is felt in many parts of the body. They function as coenzymes that help the body obtain energy from food. They also are important for normal appetite, good vision, healthy skin, healthy nervous system and red blood cell formation.

    Beriberi, pellagra and pernicious anemia are three well-known B-vitamin deficiencies. These diseases are not a problem in the United States, but occasionally they occur when people omit certain foods or overeat certain foods at the expense of others. Alcoholics are especially prone to thiamin deficiency because alcohol replaces food.

    When grains and grain products are refined, essential nutrients lost during processing are put back into these foods through a process called enrichment. Among the nutrients added during the enrichment process are thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, folate and iron. Some examples of enriched grain products are white rice, many breakfast cereals, white flour, breads, and pasta.

  • Another web site suggested taking 100 mg of thiamine three times a day to help any kind of deficiency because it is water soluble. I’m willing to bet the fact that I’ve been drinking 2 litres of water a day is minimizing the effect of the B vitamin absorbtion. I’ll try to cut down on my water intake for the week and see what happens.

    June 18, 2006 Posted by | Health | , , , | Leave a comment


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