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Do B Vitamins Give You Cancer?

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Lazy reader's section:

B vitamins are essential nutrients that provide your body with the building blocks for growth. Because cancer cells also need B vitamins to grow, in some situations it may be warranted to do further research and monitor your levels closely. It depends on the type of cancer, and also it seems that having high-risk behaviors (like smoking or drinking excessively) while combined with high intake of B vitamins may increase the likelihood. Taking the right forms of vitamins is also always important, because if your genes can't process the nutrients they may accumulate.

My three Top Picks in this area are: Methyl B, Sublingual B12 and P5P.

The Details:

Some recent research about B vitamins has emerged that warrants discussion as you

supplement, test and work to align your body with a complete nutrition program. This body of research concerns the specific vitamins B6, B9 and B12 and their potential impact on DNA methylation and cancer.

The general idea is that high circulating levels of these vitamins may contribute to an increased likelihood of cancer, since they are implicated in energy production and

other important growth pathways. Because you can achieve these levels with supplementation, some research has come out that is pretty scary and confusing about how to go about when using these vitamins.

As always, it’s important to take everything with a grain of salt. My goal here in this article will be to present you with some of what’s been done in this area as well as a discussion so you have clarity on how to proceed in your own life and routine.

Positive Research

1. A study following almost 28,000 women for over 4 years found that B6 levels, both in the diet and in the blood, were inversely related to breast cancer risk. This means that the higher the levels were the more reduced the risk was.(1)

2. A study following 600 men for several years found that those with the highest levels of B6 in their blood had nearly half the risk (50% less) of non-small cell lung cancer than those with the lowest levels.(2)