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is b complex better than b12

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No: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
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2000 mcg: Minimum of 2000 mcg a day.
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Dr. Riley Alexander
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Yes: It is near impossible to overdose on B12 as it is water soluble and easily excreted. My question is do you have a known deficiency or not? If so, leve ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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Paradox: When you start the correct vitamin treatment there is a paradoxical increase in symptoms that is temporary. Continue and these symptoms will disappear ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Baker
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Methylcobalamin: Methylcobalamin is by far the best form of vitamin b12. This is the co-enzymated active form that our bodies use. When we take Cyanocobalamin our bodi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
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Hard to say because:: All vitamins by definition are essential for health. While B12 deficiency can be very serious, you can die from vitamin C deficiency (scurvy), D defic ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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No: Vitamin B12 is commonly thought of as a vitamin that improves energy. This is a common misconception. Individuals who have B12 deficiency may become a ... Read More
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Dr. Jessica Bocook
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You decide: There isn't one best option, but the option that works best for you. Testosterone can be replaced through a monthly injection or a gel which is absorb ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
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No difference: 2 mg oral is supposed to be as good as sub lingual. I usually recommend 1.7 mg SL liquid every week for 2 months then once every 2 weeks thereafter. I ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
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As you noted...: your B12 level is NORMAL, and as such does not require undue concern or supplementation. Why was it checked in the first place in an otherwise healt ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
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Unknown &controversy: There is not enough science to answer this definitively. I think yes. One of the best studies was done by abam hoffer md who showed dramatic increases ... Read More
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Similar: The methyl form is biologically active, and will directly interact with receptors, but in most cases, the body will convert the other form readily, so ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
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Good question: B12 is typically given under the tongue (pill or liquid) or by shot. Although there is some B12 in b complex pills chances our its not enough or can' ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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No: No that's not so.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
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A supplement: Containing the group of b vitamins, so yes. However the problem with b 12 is usually with absorption so a pill may not be the answer for established d ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Not b-complex!: B-complex is usually a blend of b vitamins, plus vitamin c. I recommend either a b-50 or 100, or the individual b vitamins as needed.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Both are fine: How do you FEEL? I'm a pathologist and lab specialist, and it's a mistake to treat any lab as a health endpoint.
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Different doses of: MS Contin (morphine) and different doses of other Opiods. Slippery slope. Tolerance to opiods and addiction is real and common especially in the Young ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Shots: Vitamin B12 is more effective and more sure to deliver the vitamin to the body.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
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Effective: They both are effective.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
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Yes, no toxicity: Yes, it's safe to take more but it's very unusual to need more. Vitamin B12 is considered to be non-toxic so there is no known dose that is "too much. ... Read More
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ARB vs ARB for BP: Is Benicar a more potent ARB than generic Cozaar? Losartan 100 seems much weaker than 40mg of Benicar, There is obviously a large cost difference. ANS ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Ritalin (methylphenidate): Immediate release after it is taken and last for approximately 3 to 4 hours. These medications are often taken 2 to 3 x/d.Ritalin (methylphenidate) s ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Yes, but...: It is too much, unless you have severe absorption problems, but 2500mcg should solve that. You will pee out the excess since it will shortly saturate ... Read More

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