Vitamin B12 Stains Your Undies

Chemical Reaction

Normal urine can range in color from a light yellow to an amber. Taking a B12 supplement, vitamin B complex or multivitamin containing vitamin B12 will often turn urine dark yellow or orange. This stems from the yellow coloring in the over-the-counter supplement that your body excretes.

Consuming large quantities of foods rich in B12 (shellfish, liver, mackerel, beef) can cause your urine to become a bright green color. Can the discoloration be prevented? How is B12 deficiency linked to cardiovascular incidents?

Despite aesthetic side effects, deficiencies of this vitamin can have serious health consequences. Continue reading full text of this and other health articles by logging into existing account or begin your 7-day free trial today.