A 33-year-old member asked:
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how much vitamin b12 should one take daily?

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Dr. Evan Hirsch
8 years experience Integrative Medicine
Depends: It depends on how deficient you are. Usually 2000mcg/day is recommended. Taking a form that is under the tongue is better absorbed. Balance with a b-complex. Consider shots if your blood levels are below 500.
Answered on May 6, 2018
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Waste of money: There is no good reason to take this amount of supplements. They offer little or no benefit for a healthy 22 year old.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Depends!: Mdr is 5 mcg/day. I take 2500 mcg/ day, since it lowers homocysteine, which causes atherogenesis!
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No: It's very safe. If you are taking it as an oral supplement, be sure you are able to absorb it by this route -- many people who are deficient cannot. Y ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Namey
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500mcg: I recommend 500mcg, but taking sl B12 2500mcg will also lower a factor in heart disease, called homocysteine.

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