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B-Complex and yellow pee

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 12, 2011 at 3:09 PM

I've been taking B-complex vitamins lately, and immediately my pee turned bright yellow. Will my pee be like that forever (as long as I take the supps), or will it stop after a while. I don't feel comfortable looking at that weird color :D.

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on January 13, 2013
at 06:09 PM

And knowing is half the battle.

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on August 18, 2012
at 02:07 AM

my understanding is that the riboflavin is yellow and it comes out in your pee. I know b12 is reddish orange...

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on August 18, 2012
at 02:06 AM

Efaitch, I believe I read somewhere that beeturia (technical term for pink pee from eating beets) was genetic... I know the ability to smell asparagus-smell pee is

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

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on August 18, 2012
at 02:05 AM

Efaitch, I believe I read somewhere that beeturia (technical term for pink pee from eating beats) was genetic...

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

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on August 01, 2012
at 01:15 PM

I have also found that after a week or two of consistently taking a multi b-vitamin the color goes away.

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on July 12, 2011
at 09:36 PM

Simbee, I know it happens at @ 1lb for me. I can tuck away some asparagus esp w some Hollandaise sauce.

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on July 12, 2011
at 08:05 PM

My pee has never changed colour eating beet(root). I've seen this thing about it being pink a few times... B2 gives me greenish pee rather than bright yellow though.

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on July 12, 2011
at 07:03 PM

A twisted part of me is rather curious as to how much asparagus it takes to produce turquiose urine...

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on July 12, 2011
at 04:51 PM

True :), though my conversation partners don't seem to agree.

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on July 12, 2011
at 04:23 PM

I get worried when I take B vitamins and my pee is NOT that color.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on July 12, 2011
at 04:05 PM

I would not be able to aim right :)

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on July 12, 2011
at 03:41 PM

Agreed, disappears within a couple of hours for me if I have liver and after a few hours with my slow release vitamin b supplements.

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on July 12, 2011
at 03:36 PM

So don't look...as my dear (and quite funny) husband would say:P

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 12, 2011
at 03:19 PM

It's the riboflavin aka B2 that gives it that color. It sticks around as long as you take B complex vitamins. It's not harmful.

If you want to explore the world of weird colored urine, there's beets for pink, lots of asparagus will produce green or turquoise, and truly excessive carrots can make your pee (and skin) orange.

C4134ed417dbc0a6b79ab2cee32632d3

(1811)

on July 12, 2011
at 08:05 PM

My pee has never changed colour eating beet(root). I've seen this thing about it being pink a few times... B2 gives me greenish pee rather than bright yellow though.

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on July 12, 2011
at 07:03 PM

A twisted part of me is rather curious as to how much asparagus it takes to produce turquiose urine...

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on July 12, 2011
at 03:41 PM

Agreed, disappears within a couple of hours for me if I have liver and after a few hours with my slow release vitamin b supplements.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on July 12, 2011
at 09:36 PM

Simbee, I know it happens at @ 1lb for me. I can tuck away some asparagus esp w some Hollandaise sauce.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on August 18, 2012
at 02:06 AM

Efaitch, I believe I read somewhere that beeturia (technical term for pink pee from eating beets) was genetic... I know the ability to smell asparagus-smell pee is

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on August 18, 2012
at 02:05 AM

Efaitch, I believe I read somewhere that beeturia (technical term for pink pee from eating beats) was genetic...

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

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on July 12, 2011
at 03:16 PM

There's more B2 in the vitamin than your body can currently process. Make sure you're taking them with a meal to slow digestion. Over time, my body got used to it but even if it doesn't it's not a big deal.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on August 01, 2012
at 01:15 PM

I have also found that after a week or two of consistently taking a multi b-vitamin the color goes away.

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Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

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on July 12, 2011
at 03:47 PM

I like my urine that color......its a conversation piece.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

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on July 12, 2011
at 04:51 PM

True :), though my conversation partners don't seem to agree.

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A19aa20b555184df4763c6cbd6ed025a

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on January 15, 2014
at 01:32 PM

Vitamin C lends a neon yellow/green color very quickly. If your B-Complex contains C, it could be that too.

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on January 13, 2013
at 04:12 AM

Now I know. Thx for asking

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on January 13, 2013
at 06:09 PM

And knowing is half the battle.

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F7288256b00cf6562d32b9518ee34759

on August 18, 2012
at 01:49 AM

I've been googling this same question because I want to know the chemical reason the wizz turns yellow from riboflavin. Does anyone know the answer? Thank you.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on August 18, 2012
at 02:07 AM

my understanding is that the riboflavin is yellow and it comes out in your pee. I know b12 is reddish orange...

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on August 01, 2012
at 01:05 PM

I just want to say, these posts made my day. My pee does the same green thing with B complex, and I eat lots of beets but it's not my pee that turns red/purple.

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