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A 37-year-old member asked:

is b12 vitamin good for you?

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Dr. William Dailey
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: B12 is essential. I know of no side effects.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
B 12 : Is good for us if needed. Your doctor or a natural health doctor can do lab tests to see if yours is low. If your doc suggests B 12 sublingual tabs work best. The type you swallow is largely destroyed when passing through the gut. Vegetarians are more at risk of low B 12 than meat eaters. Peace and good health.

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Could prenatal vitamins be causing constipation?

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Could prenatal vitamins be causing nausea?

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Is it safe to take more than one prenatal vitamin per day?

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A 19-year-old female asked:

Can b12 be treated with food and is it good to take vitamins sweets for it or is it just tablets and injections?

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Injections: Most people get plenty of B-12 from their diet. A few with pernicious anemia lack a factor that helps absorb B 12 and require injections to get the vitamin they need.

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