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Read our reviews of B vitamin supplements, to find the best B complexes, niacin, B-6, B-12, biotin, thiamin and folic acid. Get information about B vitamins for energy, memory, and depression. Read about MTHFR and methylfolate, and the safety of energy drinks with B vitamins.

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1.Can taking too much vitamin B-12 be dangerous? The label on my B-complex states it contains 50,000% of the Daily Value!  (in Comments)
2.Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?
3.Can taking too much vitamin B-6 be dangerous? The label on my multivitamin states it contains 2000% of the Daily Value!  (in Comments)
4.Is there a risk of liver toxicity with certain supplements?
5.I have been having neurological symptoms, and a blood test showed I have toxic levels of vitamin B-6. My multivitamin contains 75 mg of B-6, but this is below the upper limit of 100 mg per day. Could my vitamin contain more than it lists?
6.I thought the B vitamins were all water soluble and did not build up in the body, so you would not build up toxic levels. Am I wrong?
7.Is drinking coffee good or bad for heart health?
8.Which supplements are important after bariatric surgery (i.e., weight loss or stomach-reducing surgery)? Are there any I should avoid?
9.Which supplements can help me sleep?


Clinical Updates Found:
2019 Energy Drinks & Aggression (02/16/2019)
Energy Drinks & Aggression
Are people who frequently consume energy drinks (like 5-hour Energy) more likely to be aggressive or have mental health problems? Learn what a new study found, and learn more about the pros and cons of energy drinks in the Energy Drinks section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review.
2018 Too Much Vitamin B6 (05/15/2018)
Too Much Vitamin B6
Be aware that you can get too much vitamin B6 from supplements and energy drinks. This can result in nerve damage and other adverse effects, as has been recently reported. For details, see the B6 section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review.
2017 Danger from Too Much Vitamin B6 (12/14/2017)
Danger from Too Much Vitamin B6
A women who was consuming large amounts of an energy drink as well as a B-vitamin complex developed symptoms of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) toxicity (which may not be reversible), according to a recent report. Get the details in the "B6" section of B Vitamin Supplements Review >>

CL has long warned that energy drinks and shots often contain large amounts of B6 and other B vitamins.
2014 Keep Energy Drinks Away from Kids (11/17/2014)
Keep Energy Drinks Away from Kids
It was reported this week that 40% of calls to poison centers for "energy drink exposure" involved children under age 6, many of whom experienced serious side effects. For more about this and other concerns with energy drinks, as well as our test results for popular products, see the B Vitamins & Energy Drinks Review >> 
 Energy Drinks: Athletic Performance & Side Effects (10/08/2014)
Energy Drinks: Athletic Performance & Side Effects
A recent study found that a caffeinated energy drink improved athletes' self-perceived muscle power, but also increased insomnia and nervousness. Get the details in the update to the B Vitamin Supplements and Energy Drinks Review >> 
 High-Dose Niacin with Statins Not Worth It (07/19/2014)
High-Dose Niacin with Statins Not Worth It
Further evidence was published this week showing that the addition of high-dose niacin (vitamin B-3) to cholesterol-lowering treatment with statin drugs provides no worthwhile benefit and appears to increase the risk of adverse side events. For details, see the Review of B Vitamin Supplements and Energy Drinks >> 
2013 Concern Over Carnitine Causing Cardiovascular Disease (04/14/2013)
Concern Over Carnitine Causing Cardiovascular Disease
Intake of L-carnitine from supplements (and from red meat) may foster atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), according to new research. Once ingested, L-carnitine is converted in some people to a compound which reduces the normal clearing of cholesterol from arteries.

For more details, see the updated reviews of B Vitamin Supplements & Energy Drinks and Protein Powders, as some of these products contain L-carnitine. The Acetyl-L-Carnitine Supplements review has also been updated because acetyl-L-carnitine is chemically similar to L-carnitine, suggesting a potential concern.
2012 Caution with Energy Drinks (11/18/2012)
Caution with Energy Drinks
The FDA has released reports showing deaths and other serious adverse events associated with the use of energy drinks like 5-hour Energy. As ConsumerLab.com reported in September, these small "shot" drinks can pack more caffeine than 2 cups of regular coffee. While the caffeine can keep you alert, there are a number of concerns to bear in mind and suggestions on how to more safely use these drinks. Learn more in the update to our B Vitamins and Energy Drinks Review. More >>


Recent Recalls and Warnings Found:
1.Fat-Burning, Energy Supplement Linked to Heart Trouble (01/24/2020)
2.Weight Loss, Muscle & Energy Supplements Linked to Adverse Events in Children and Young Adults (06/20/2019)
3.American College of Sports Medicine Warns of Energy Drink Dangers (02/13/2018)
4.Adverse Effects From Energy Drinks Common Among Youth and Young Adults (01/16/2018)

Archived Recalls and Warnings Found:
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1.Increase in Calls to Poison Control Centers About Supplements (07/29/2017)
2.Case of Hemorrhagic Stroke Linked to Redline Energy Drink (12/13/2016)
3.Energy Drink Linked to Case of Acute Hepatitis (11/04/2016)
4.Multis and Energy Mixes Recalled (05/10/2016)
5.Consuming a Single Energy Drink May Increase Cardiovascular Risk (11/11/2015)
6.23,000 ER Visits Linked to Supplements: Palpitations, Swallowing Problems, Allergies Common (10/17/2015)
7.Weight and Energy Supplement Contains Synthetic "Amphetamine" (09/30/2015)
8.FDA Warns Maker of Fruit Energy Drinks for Drug Claims (06/11/2015)
9.Maker of B-12 Energy Supplement Warned for Manufacturing Violations (06/03/2015)
10.Seller of Muscle Supplements Containing Synthetic Steroids Warned (02/17/2015)
11.Maker of Vitamin Drinks Warned for Manufacturing Violations (01/23/2015)
12.Maker of Aloe, Weight Loss Supplements and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims (12/30/2014)
13.Seller of B-12, Zinc, Echinacea and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (12/12/2014)
14.Consumers Who Have Purchased Red Bull May Qualify for Cash Payment or Free Red Bull Products (10/08/2014)
15.Powdered Caffeine Can Be Lethal, FDA Warns (07/19/2014)
16.Another Meth-Like Compound Discovered In Weight Loss Supplements (11/20/2013)
17.Methamphetamine-Like Compound Found In Popular Workout Supplement (10/16/2013)
18.Fat Loss and Muscle Enhancement Supplements Found To Contain DMAA (08/01/2013)
19.Maker of Liver Detox and Insulin Supplements Warned For Drug Claims (05/23/2013)
20.Cardio, Energy and Sexual Enhancement Supplement Distributor Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims (04/18/2013)
21.FDA Warns Consumers About The Dangers Of DMAA (04/12/2013)
22.FDA Warns USPLabs For Adulteration and Drug Claims (02/20/2013)
23.Energy Drink Recalled Due To Bacterial Contamination (02/15/2013)
24.DMAA Supplement Linked to Runner's Death (02/01/2013)
25.USPLabs Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Controversial DMAA Ingredient (01/23/2013)
26.Use of "Sports Drinks" and "Energy Drinks" Discouraged by Pediatric Group (07/11/2011)


News Releases Found:
2015 ConsumerLab.com Shows Chinese Consumers What's Really in Foods and Supplements -- U.S. Testing Company Expands to China, Launches cn.ConsumerLab.com (03/05/2015)
2014 Round-up of Recent Product Tests by ConsumerLab.com -- Results for B Vitamin Supplements & Energy Drinks, Garlic, NAC (N-acetyl cysteine), Iron and Omega-7 Fatty Acids (12/09/2014)
2012 ConsumerLab.com Reveals How Much Caffeine is in Energy Drinks -- Also Finds Some Drinks and Dietary Supplements Don't Contain Claimed Amounts of B Vitamins (09/27/2012)
2010 ConsumerLab.com reports deficiencies in some B-complex supplements and more caffeine than expected in "shot-sized" B vitamin "energy" drinks (10/26/2010)


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