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I have been taking 200 mcg of B6 and 1000 mcg of B12 on a daily basis for some time now. Is this safe/beneficial to do along with a multivitamin?

I have been taking 200 mcg of B6 and 1000 mcg of B12 on a daily basis for some time now. Is this safe/beneficial to do along with a multivitamin?

Why take pills?: Why take pills surrounded by a sheath when you can get the vitamins naturally surrounded by other vitamins, enzymes, co-enzymes, precursors, activators, antioxidants and other synergistic nutrients? See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb6-healthprofessional/ for excellent natural sources of b6. For b12, look no further than wild fish like alaskan salmon. ...Read more

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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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Is taking 5000 mcg of B12 daily safe and how much will this raise my serum B12 by?

Yes it is safe: But my question is why you are taking these doses. Raising the serum level does not really matter at all. It is the intracellular level that matters and we cannot measure that. It is your overall health that decides the issue. ...Read more

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Rny 2wks ago. Need b12. Need 500 mcg daily. Can I take 2500 mcg every 6 days or will my kidneys flush out the excess?

B12: Far better to take on daily basis to allow absorption use and prevent waisting valuable vitamin need. ...Read more

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Can I take garlic 1000mg, B12 1000 mcg, magnesium 400mg, zinc 50 mg and fish oil 500 mg daily? Should I space them out during the day?

Can I take garlic 1000mg, B12 1000 mcg, magnesium 400mg, zinc 50 mg and fish oil 500 mg daily? Should I space them out during the day?

Talk to your doctor: First if you are taking zinc as there's an upper limit you can take per day, (and it has to be balanced with copper too.) Both needed in trace amounts. So this may be safer in a multivitamin formulation unless you are specifically low dietarily in these supplements. B12 is taken sublingually for maximum benefit taken separately. Garlic and fish oil can be taken together. Call your doctor first! ...Read more

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Is daily intake of 500 mcg of vitamin B12 safe?

Is daily intake of 500 mcg of vitamin B12 safe?

Vit b12: Yes it is safe, vit b 12 is water soluble and excess will flush out of body. ...Read more

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Why would vitamin B12 pills have as much high mcg as vitamin B12 daily intake?

Why would vitamin B12 pills have as much high mcg as vitamin B12 daily intake?

Study Links:: 1) http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_b12_deficiency
2) http://www. Doctoroz. Com/videos/end-your-energy-crisis-vitamin-b12
3) http://chriskresser. Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences
3) http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/guide/vitamin-b12-deficiency-symptoms-causes. ...Read more

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Gum bleeding was gone with 7- B12 inj 500 mcg daily. After the loading dose, it started again. Taking sublingual. But does not help? Cause of Gum bleding?

Gum bleeding was gone with 7- B12 inj 500 mcg daily. After the loading dose, it started again. Taking sublingual. But does not help? Cause of Gum bleding?

Infection: Probably gum disease. Easily treatable by a competent Dentist or Periodontist in its earliest stages. Treatment becomes more complex as disease advances. Please make appointment with Dentist. Unless lab tests show that you have a B12 defficiency (seen often in strict vegetarians), bleeding gums most probably due to infection. ...Read more

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Hi Doctor is it safe to take b12 supplement at 5000 mcg daily? It helps with my refulx

Hi Doctor is it safe to take b12 supplement at 5000 mcg daily? It helps with my refulx

Safe but not: Effective for reflux. While taking this dose of B12 is safe, there is no plausible mechanism by which it is preventing gastric reflux.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Gastric bypass 6 months ago. Is 2500 mcg b12/daily too much? Will my kidneys jus flush out the excess essentially wasting it?

Gastric bypass 6 months ago. Is 2500 mcg b12/daily too much? Will my kidneys jus flush out the excess essentially wasting it?

Yes, you are wasting: Daily requirement of B12 is less than 3 microg, even with gastric by gastric bypass you produce intrinsic and can absorb it in the distal ileum, any excess beyond liver storage capacity will be eliminated by the body. Vegans also need supplementation. Speak to your doctor, if you want your B12 levels could be checked. ...Read more

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Psych has prescribed D3 5, 000 iu, B12 500 mcg & Rhodiola 400/600 mgs daily for depression. I also take simvastatin and levothyroxine. Is it ok to take?

Psych has prescribed D3 5, 000 iu, B12 500 mcg & Rhodiola 400/600 mgs daily for depression. I also take simvastatin and levothyroxine. Is it ok to take?

Snake oil: Hi. Vitamin D3 is awesome for vitamin D deficiency, and oral vitamin B12 is awesome for vitamin B12 deficiency that is not due to pernicious anemia (autoimmune B12 defic.), but they are not a treatment for depression. There are no scientific data to support rhodiola for depression. They're all very nice placebo for depression. At least simvastatin and l-thyroxine are being used for real reasons (?) ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 100mcg of vit B12 and 400 mcg of folic acid daily? My doc said I'm deficient. What would cause a deficiency in these?

Is it safe to take 100mcg of vit B12 and 400 mcg of folic acid daily? My doc said I'm deficient. What would cause a deficiency in these?

Several causes: Vegans are vulnerable to deficiencies in these vitamins because they eat no animal source foods. These deficiencies may show up in alcoholism too. Also, elderly people and those with genetic polymorphisms can absorb these vitamins poorly. Eating foods rich in B12 & folate (folic acid) (such as legumes & leafy greens) can help. Taking vit B12 and Folic Acid as your doctor suggests, is safe. ...Read more

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Should I take activated charcoal for excess b12? I'm dizzy, scared, heart racing, numbness/tingling. I've took >6000 mcg of B12 daily the past month

Should I take activated charcoal for excess b12? I'm dizzy, scared, heart racing, numbness/tingling. I've took >6000 mcg of B12 daily the past month

B12 not toxic: There is no known toxicity to vitamin b12; high doses have never been shown to cause harm. There's a limit to how much you can absorb- it you take 500 mcg (& maybe 6000) about 10 mcg is absorbed. It sounds like you're having a panic attack, though your current symptoms could be caused by low blood sugar or an allergic reaction.
See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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Multivitamin has 100% daily vitamin B12 (6 mcg) and B6 (2 mg), and 50 mg magnesium. Can I still take b-complex drops and slowmag (magnesium chloride)?

Multivitamin has 100% daily vitamin B12 (6 mcg) and B6 (2 mg), and 50 mg magnesium. Can I still take b-complex drops and slowmag (magnesium chloride)?

Yes: The amounts that are in your multivitamin, so it is safe to take an additional b-complex and magnesium chloride. The question really should be if you need to take these. There are certain conditions for which it is a good idea to take a multivitamin or even higher dose vitamins/minerals/other supplement, but many people don't need to take anything additional over a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Is taking 1000 mgs of B12 on a daily basis ok?

Is taking 1000 mgs of B12 on a daily basis ok?

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. ...Read more

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Is 5000mcg B12 to much for a daily dose?

Yes: A person needs less than 5 microgram of B12 a day. If you are deficient and can not absorb B12 in your intestine talk to your doctor about sub-lingual B12 or injection. You would not nee injection any more than once a month. ...Read more

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Is 1000mcg of B12 too much to take daily?

Is 1000mcg of B12 too much to take daily?

Maybe: The recommended daily allowance for a health adult is only 2.4 micrograms but depending on other health circumstances such as pernicious anemia or other reasons to have a B12 deficiency, the recommendation could go as high as 2000 micrograms. B12 is cleared by the kidney so taking too much is urinated out of your system. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 B12 500 mg at one time daily?

B12: Yes, B12 is safe and water soluble, excess will be removed in urine. ...Read more

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What form/dosage of B12 should I take daily?

Vegan?: If you eat fish, chicken or meat regularly, you probably don't need to supplement at all if you are vegan, you do. Ask your doctor to check your B12 levels to know if you are deficient. Otherwise, don't supplement. Wild fish like salmon is the healthiest source of B12 and you can eat similar fish every other day. ...Read more

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How many mg of B12 should a 55 year old women take daily?

Micrograms: The daily requirement for B12 is only a few micrograms/day. In a person of your age 100 microgram/day would be more than enough. You may visit this site for information on this topic:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b12/dosing/HRB-20060243
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I am low in b12 and taking 500mcg tablet daily. How long does it take to work?

What type of B12: The most reliable way to make sure you are getting it into your system is by self injection.
Next best is by using sub lingual (under the tongue).
The 2 best forms of B12 are
methylcobalamine
hydroxycobalamine.
Cyanocobalamine is most commonly available and cheaper than the above 2 and best used by injection
I recommend you take 1000ug sub lingual daily or the same dose 1 to 2 x a week ...Read more

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Daily B12 intake, 2500mcg to much?

OK: B12 is easily eliminated and high has no consequence, so no concern here. ...Read more