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Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Do B12 shots help?

Do B12 shots help?

Depends: What are you hoping will improve? A lot of people notice improved energy after getting a b12, that's true, but the only people who really need them are those with a deficiency of B12 that cannot be overcome with pills. Sometimes B12 deficiencies can cause nerve problems and other nervous system disease, so B12 shots can help with those. ...Read more

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Optional. How can I do vitamin B12 injections?

Optional. How can I do vitamin B12 injections?

Why?: If you think that you are B12 deficient, get it checked out. You don't take injections for fun or to "supply good health". ...Read more

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If u take BP meds can u take weight lost meds and vit B12 shots ?

If u take BP meds can u take weight lost meds and vit B12 shots ?

Not a good idea: Usually weight loss supplements contain ingredients that raise your blood pressure. Vit B12 should be ok. ...Read more

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Do vitamin b-12 shots work?

Do vitamin b-12 shots work?

It depends...: Work for what? If someone has B12 deficiency then B12 shots definitely "work" to treat the deficiency and resultant anemia/neurological symptoms. However, many who are not deficient get B12 shots for fatigue and other non-specific symptoms. While many people feel better after B12 shots, there has been little research to show if it actually helps. See http://www.Medscape.Com/viewarticle/585589. ...Read more

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Do methylcobalimin nasal sprays and sublingual tabs work if you have a B12 deficiency?

Do methylcobalimin nasal sprays and sublingual tabs work if you have a B12 deficiency?

It depends: This depends on the cause of B12 deficiency. If it is due to lack of B12 in diet these work well. If due to genetic lack of intrinsic factor for absorption in GI tract, this works for many but not everyone- some will need shots. You can try this first to see how it works! see http://chriskresser.Com/b12-deficiency-a-silent-epidemic-with-serious-consequences. ...Read more

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Receive B12 shots mthly. Don't know cause of deficiency. Ok to supplement with sub-lingual B12 as well (5000 mcg)? I know it may be pointless.

Receive B12 shots mthly. Don't know cause of deficiency. Ok to supplement with sub-lingual B12 as well (5000 mcg)? I know it may be pointless.

Vegan?: The most common cause of B12 deficiency is lack of B12 in vegan diet or mal-absorption. Are you anemic or were you just told that you have a B12 deficiency by the person giving you the shots? You may not need as much B12 as you are being told if you are not anemic. Check with your md again to make sure you are still truly deficient. ...Read more

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Should you receive B12 injections for lupus (sle)?

Should you receive B12 injections for lupus (sle)?

No reason too: Lupus is an autoimmune disease whereby the nuclei in the cells are being attacked by your own immune system. B12 injections may help numerous biochemical pathways but wont lessen or cure lupus. May want to look into functional medicine (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine). ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 really give u energy ?

Does vitamin B12 really give u energy ?

Perception: Many people perceive a feeling of increased energy with b12. ...Read more

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Do cortisone shots work for ankles ?

Do cortisone shots work for ankles
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It would be : Good to know diagnosis you plan on using them for. In some instances, they are helpful. You do not want to ovutilize them and you do want to be cautious around tendons. ...Read more

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Have vitamin B12 deficiency, and was told to start taking daily high dose oral supplements (injections not practical). So many options! what's best?

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

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Get B12 shots mthly. Don't know cause of deficiency when got diagnosis level 169 , not vegan. Ok to supplement with sub-lingual B12 as well (5000 mcg)?

Get B12 shots mthly. Don't know cause of deficiency when got diagnosis level 169 , not vegan.  Ok to supplement with sub-lingual B12 as well (5000 mcg)?

Yes: B12 deficiency is usually due to problems absorbing it rather than diet. Even if you take large doses hardly any of that dose is absorbed so it is quite safe. Even extremely high doses (like people getting shots daily for years) have never been shown to be toxic. I advise the methylcobalamin form. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read more

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Do I have to take B12 shots for treating sciatica?

Do I have to take B12 shots for treating sciatica?

no: Sciatica is caused by nerve impingement in the vertebral column. Most cases resolve with conservative therapy, including physical therapy and and anti-inflammatories. In certain instances, epidural steroids will help and rarely surgery is indicated. B12 is not a typical treatment for sciatica. ...Read more

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Are vitamin B6 and B12 shots good for weight loss?

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Are vitamin B6 and B12 shots good for weight loss?

No effect expected: Shots of vitamins b6, b12, or other vitamins should not have an effect on one's weight. The only way for a normal, overweight person to lose weight is to eat fewer calories than he uses up each day. His body will burn up fat to get the additional needed calories that he himself is not eating. ...Read more

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Will vitamin B12 injections help if I feel tired all the time?

Vit.B12: The only reason to take vit. B12 is that you are deficient. Taking this vit. When not deficient will not help you and will not help tiredness. Many causes for tiredness. ...Read more

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How much gap betwen antacid & B12 sublingual 1500mcg. can we take multivit, calcium carb(500mg) same time as B12 supp? how much gap for vit c & b12?

How much gap  betwen antacid & B12 sublingual 1500mcg. can we take multivit, calcium carb(500mg) same time as B12 supp? how much gap for vit c & b12?

Wouldn't take: antacid at the same time you are taking your supplements b/c you are reducing UR stomach acidity further that you need that to digest or help your MVI (multivitamin) get absorbed better. B12 can be taken alone sublingual. It's not digested. You can take it along with your MVI (multivitamin), and Vitamin C. Space your calcium tablet separately as it can act like an antacid itself (Tums?) Greens can interfere with Ca absorption. ...Read more