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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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Blood work shows excessive amount of b12 >1999. Its been 3 weeks since B12 supplements were stopped. How long does it take B12 levels to go down?

Blood work shows excessive amount of b12 >1999. Its been 3 weeks since B12 supplements were stopped. How long does it take B12 levels to go down?

It may not: I'd stop worrying. Some folks have high levels of the protein that carries B12 around in your bloodstream. This may be genetic and in any case, nobody understands it. It doesn't seem to be a problem, especially if you're well otherwise. ...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

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

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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500 mcg of B12 for women over 60?

500 mcg of B12 for women over 60?

It depends: About 40% of those over 60 are deficient in B12 (and many under 60 as well). While the dri is only 2.6 mcg it is poorly absorbed so only about 10 mcg of a 500 mcg dose is absorbed. If one eats lots of animal foods ; had adequate hydrochloric acid ; good digestion they may not need to take any, but 1000 mcg of methylcobalamin is good if deficient or for insurance- see http://bit.Ly/1607tg3. ...Read more

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My vit B12 is 1855 due to intake of vit B12 tabs n injection both prescribed. I got acne on body and face. How to reduce vit b12?

Stop taking it: Things that decrease vit b are stress and alcohol. B12 usually comes from animals so eat less meat. Find out why you do not absorb vit B12 and why you have to take it since you are now too high. ...Read more

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Im anemic I have all the signs of needing B12 including memory lose how much B12 should I take. I'm also on prescription iron meds?

Im anemic I have all the signs of needing B12 including memory lose how much B12 should I take. I'm also on prescription iron meds?

Check Vit B12 level : Before you take Vit B12 supplements, you should have a level checked to see if indeed you are deficient. ...Read more

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12 mths ago B12 was 155ng/L recent test result 145ng/L dont take B12 supplements so as to get true reading do i need B12 injections soon?

Yes: You may try oral B12 first, if that does not raise the level, then you would need injection of B12. 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. 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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What meds are available for B12 deficiency? What are side affect of each? (injectible meds my B12 levels were 169). Thanks

What meds are available for B12 deficiency? What are side affect of each? (injectible meds my B12 levels were 169).

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Methylcobalamin: Injectable B12 is the surest way to increase your B12 levels. Injections are usually administered weekly, but i occasionally prescribe them on a daily basis. Methylcobalamin is the most bio-available form of b12, but is slightly more expensive than the traditional cyancobalamin form. Sublingual methylcobalamin is the next most effective way to restore tissue B12 levels. No adverse effects. ...Read more

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For what length of time can I take B12 methylcobalamin 2000 mcg daily?

Forever: You can take it forever (you simply urinate out the excess) but most people don't need it. ...Read more

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No hx of DM or HIV. Recurrent yeast infections. 4 in the last 5 months. Treated each time with improvement. How to treat plus maintenance?

No hx of DM or HIV. Recurrent yeast infections. 4 in the last 5 months. Treated each time with improvement. How to treat plus maintenance?

Thorough evaluation : recurrent yeast infections does not have to mean diabetes. Remember the successful treatment means the antifungal medication and clean underwear everyday, sometimes completely new underwear. You need to then get the flora back to normal. You are not alone and this does happen to many patients. Don't get discouraged. Watch what you are eating and sometimes take antibiotic with antifungal. ...Read more

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Is B12 shots good for energy and weightloss?

No!: They are only good if you have B12 deficiency or at risk for it such as if you had gastric bypass surgery, stomach surgery or removal or pernicious anemia. If you B12 level is normal to start with and you are not at risk, then these shots are not yet useful, yet they are not known to be harmful. ...Read more

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Can B12 in the B12 methylcobalamin type lower potassium?

Can B12 in the B12 methylcobalamin type lower potassium?

May be true: Oral potassium supplement is linked to interfere with B12 absorption, if that happens , it is recommended that vitamin B12 be given in the form of injection. ...Read more

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Need help. Is 4500 mcg of vitamin B12 too much?

Yes, but...: It is too much, unless you have severe absorption problems, but 2500mcg should solve that. You will pee out the excess since it will shortly saturate your body supply and it is non toxic. You will pee out the excess! ...Read more

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I'm vitd (15) & B12 (236) deficient. How long will it take to feel better. Vit d 50k a weekx4. B12 shots 1 dailyx7d, 1wx4w & 1mx6m...

It's all relative: Depending on ur bodys's response and other associated medical conditions u have. Get enough rest, stay active, eat healthy foods, meditate, laugh and smile more often- these simple activities will ease ur burden and lighten up ur life. (take a vacation to vegas but don't bring a whole lt of $$$ cuz u may regret losing big time!) hope u feel better soon!http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobile. ...Read more

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I have amyloidosis. will B12 benefit? I take lots of medication. Chemo and stetroids weekly.

Amylodosis: B12 will help if you have an anemia that is caused by B12 deficiency. Some people with chronic fatigue are helped by B12 as well. Talk to your doctors. ...Read more

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How long do B12 shots last in system?

Very short: The water soluble vitamins are not stored in the body. We get them from a healthy diet that includes meat for vitamin B12 ...Read more