Posted by ST on 09/07/2007

Dear Ted: Upon your recommendation I ordered some B-complex powder and some Natural Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) 400 IU.

I take powdered B-complex 1/4 tsp ( 50 mg of each B-vitamin + 50 mcg of B12) once a day with Food. I also take Vitamin E off and on. And Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate)

I just measured my heart rate. The reading was 76 BPM which is lot better than 100 BPM. So looks like the Vitamin B.,C and E are working. I also take some cod liver oil (vitamin A&D) couple of times a week. The B-complex makes my urine bright yellow. (due to B2). I am also taking 1 mg of extra folic acid. Thankyou.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

Both the B complex and the magnesium will reduce the pulse rate (BPM) however, vitamin E which is an antioxidant reduces the body's need for oxygen and the heart can beat at a more normal rate as the body's antioxidant levels are up. The same is also true for sodium ascorbate. Usually acidosis can also cause the pulse rate to be high as excess acidity reduces the blood's ability to retain oxygen too.