A 60-year-old member asked:
Is taking 1000 mgs of b12 on a daily basis ok?
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Dr. Holly Barthanswered
General Practice 11 years experience
Micro or Milli?: That depends if you're talking about micrograms or milligrams. It is recommended to have 2-3 micrograms of B12 a day. If a healthy individual consumes more than that, their body should be able to handle it with minimal toxic effects. However, it is recommended to stay within 2-3 micrograms.
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