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Best Way To Absorb Vitamin B12
Meat, supplements: The best dietary source of B12 is, surprisingly, clams. Beef liver is another good source, though I would only eat this if organic. Salmon & other fish, beef, dairy & eggs are also good sources. Many grains & cereals are fortified with b12. The most reliable vegan source is nutritional yeast but I advise vegans to take a B12 supp. See http://ods. Od.Nih. Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read more
Absolutely: B12 in the form of methyl cobalamin is necessary for numerous biochemical pathways. It can prevent psychoses, nerve tissue degeneration and megaloblastic anemia. Methyl B12 can be given safely at doses up to 3mg intramuscularly and can be given weekly in those patients who cannot absorb it through the GI tract. Otherwise, 2mg oraly is optimal. There are no known side-effects of having to much. ...Read more
Animal yes plants no: Vitamin b12, or cobalamin, is in fish, meat, poultry, eggs and milk products. Generally speaking, you won't find vitamin B12 in plant foods. Some nutritional yeast products contain vitamin b12. Follow this link, http://www. Healthaliciousness. Com/articles/foods-high-in-vitamin-b12.Php for more specific info. ...Read more
Depends on cause...: There are lots of reasons for B12 deficiency, but can you offer more information about your medical history so we can help you learn why your B12 level is down? B12 can be supplemented orally, by nasal spray, by injection appropriate to the cause of the B12 deficiency. Talk with your doctor about which formulation is appropriate for you. Or do you have a parasite that needs treatment?? ...Read more
Sublingual B12: Is best. Get the kind that melts under your tongue and with folate (folic acid) if possible. 500 to 1000 mcg is a common dose. If you swallow the B12 you will get much lest benefit because it has to go through your GI system. Peace and good health. "Fortified" means a manufacturer is trying to put back at least some of the vitamins that were removed in processing. ...Read more
Any way to cure the intrinsic factor in the digestion system for the absorption of vitamin B12 complex?
Yes and No: Most intrinsic factor deficiencies are due to either partial gastrectomy or auto-antibodies that attacked the parietal cells of the stomach. In both, the damage may already be done. However, you can get B12 in the body in a few ways. 1) take a higher dose of B12 starting at 2mg (literature supported), 2) take sublingual drops (salivary gland absorption), 3) get im injections of methyl b12. ...Read more
Acid has a profound: Effect on iron. Acid is better. Not an issue with b12, as the issue is intrinsic factor from the stomach which is a cofactor in B12 absorption. ...Read more
As: As a general rule of thumb, it is better to take vitamins with a meal. This allows for better absorption. However this is not an absolute. In addition, remember to check with your doctor before taking any vitamins, minerals, or supplements in order to ensure that it won't interfere with any possible medications you are taking. ...Read more
What is the best frequency of vitamin B12 injection, if somebody doesn't have any deficiency but prefers to have shot?
If there is no: Measurable need for additional b 12 you are better off not taking it. If you are a vegetarian you need to keep an eye on your b 12 level via a lab test w/your doc. Meat is our primary source of b 12. In general, sublingual b 12 tablets that melt under the tongue is a good way to absorb b 12. Oral b 12 goes through the GI system and most of it is lost. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My vitamin B12 level is 283 pgml. My body can't absorb B12 orally. So I'm taking 1500 mcg methylcobalmin inj/day. How long can I take them b4 toxicity?
Depends: On your individual situation. You should get levels rechecked on a regular basis to determine this. ...Read more
It does not matter: I would say that there is no reason to chew the tablet, but either way absorption should not be affected either way. ...Read more
I'm B12 deficiency. Getting injections I can't absorb vitamin b12.what else can I do or buy myself to help. Please there must be other things I can do.
Coordinate what you: Do w/your doc. You can take sublingual B12 tablets. They melt under the tongue and go into your bloodstream and bypass your gut. Your body will absorb more B12 this way than by swallowing capsules. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Oral B12 is not absorbed in PA
need to take it sublingually or via injection ...Read more
Can vitamin B12 deficiency or a congenital B12 absorption problem cause my 10 year old to still be wetting his pants?
Have vitamin B12 deficiency, and was told to start taking daily high dose oral supplements (injections not practical). So many options! What's best?
Try sublingual tabs: Try the sublingual tablets, then get your levels tested in 3-6 months. Place the tablet beneath your tongue/allow it to dissolve. Can be taken with /without food. Heavy alcohol intake can decrease the effectiveness of this medication. Talk with you doctor if you are drink alcohol on a regular basis. B12 also available in tablet / nasal forms. B12 found in meat, fish, liver cheeses/milk. Take car. ...Read more
Do I take vitamin b complex with magnesium or can I take vitamin B12? For better absorption of magnesium. Currently also take vit D3 thanks
OK but not 4 absorb.: It is perfectly fine to take b complex/b12 with magnesium but won't enhance absorption. Magnesium is best absorbed on an empty stomach ; b vits can cause stomach upset on empty stomach. B vits, esp. B6, often work in synergy with mag. The best-absorbed forms of mag. Are glycinate ; taurate; citrate is ok too. Epsom salt baths ; topical "magnesium oil" are also good ways to get magnesium into you. ...Read more
I'ma long term user of omeprazole & also on domperidone. I get fatigued a lot cud this b vitamin B12 deficiency & if so when would b best to supplement?
Many causes: There's so many causes for fatigue. If this is really troubling you get a check up. B12 deficiency, among other causes are really easy to check. It's unlikely B12 def it's the cause but again anything possible. Stress, other causes of anemia and thyroid are among some things to look into. ...Read more
Please I want brand names of the best known cheap supplements combining omega 3 (dha & epa) essentially +vitamin b12+ginko biloba+folic acid?
No endorsement: Unfortunately we clearly state and do not provide any product endorsement here on health tap. I am sorry. ...Read more
B12: B12 principally derives from animal sources and eggs. Dairy has little. Select soy can provide some. More vegan foods are being supplemented with B12, as B12 defici, ency is common among vegans. See www. Vegetarian. Org. Uk/factsheets/b12factsheet. Html ...Read more
Virtually nontoxic: At any dose. I do not believe that you will find very much written on the toxic effects of B12 although I have had a couple of patients who took something on the order of 10x what I had prescribed them was already in the 10, 000IU range so they were taking about 100, 000IU daily for several weeks and the patient developed diarrhea. When he stopped that resident, within several days diarrhea stopped ...Read more
Possible causes: You could have a low b-12 if you are vegetarian, have been for several years and don't take supplemental b-12. It could be low if you don't make intrinsic factor. This is made in the stomach and is needed to absorb b-12. Lack of intrinsic factor is usually an autoimmune disorder. You could have low b-12 due to taking proton pump inhibitors for a long time as stomach acid is needed as well. ...Read more
B-12: No, that dosage is perfectly fine. There has not been an upper limit set for oral vitamin b-12. Generally speaking if and individual has a vitamin b-12 deficiency confirmed by test, it is either given im or sc. ...Read more
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