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My doctor has given methylcobalamin 1500mcg to my 7 yrs old child for 1 month. Is this a safe dosage?

My doctor has given methylcobalamin 1500mcg to my 7 yrs old child for 1 month. Is this a safe dosage?

Methylcobalamin: The dose of 1500 mcg is completely within the recommended dosing range for pediatric patients. Follow your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor has given methylcobalamin 1500mcg to my 7 yrs old child for 1 month. is it a high/toxic dose?

What do you suggest if my doctor has given methylcobalamin 1500mcg to my 7 yrs old child for 1 month. is it a high/toxic dose?

Probably not toxic: This is a vitamin B12 analog and, since it is water soluble and therefore easily cleared from the body, is probably not toxic. Before stopping the vitamin, it is important to know why it was prescribed. This dose is only slightly higher than the NIH's recommended daily allowance, but you should remember that he is likely getting B12 from dietary sources as well. ...Read more

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What does methylcobalamin do?

What does methylcobalamin do?

B-12: A critical B vitamin which has many metabolic and chemical roles within the central and peripheral nervous system. Important in numerous chemical pathways. Low or absent levels can cause dementia, anemia, imbalance, peripheral neuropathy, and can be secondary to autoimmune or infectious issues affecting the gastric cells. ...Read more

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Is methylcobalamin really better than cyanocobalamin?

Is methylcobalamin really better than cyanocobalamin?

Similar: The methyl form is biologically active, and will directly interact with receptors, but in most cases, the body will convert the other form readily, so in the end, there is equivalency. ...Read more

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Which form of B12 is best for shots/injections and why? 1. Cyannocobalamin 2. Methylcobalamin 3. Hydroxicobalamin

Which form of B12 is best for shots/injections and why?
1. Cyannocobalamin
2. Methylcobalamin
3. Hydroxicobalamin

Usually Methyl but..: One thing is clear- Cyano is worst- it has small amounts of cyanide the body must detox & convert it to an active form; little is converted. Methyl is the active form, esp. good for those with MTHFR mutations & neurological symptoms & best for most. Some do better with Hydroxo. Experts agree Hydroxo better than Cyano but haven't seen many comparisons of Met vs. Hydr.See http://tinyurl.com/pp5a8zb ...Read more

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Can there be a multivitamin that uses methylcobalamin instead of cyanocobalamin?

Can there be a multivitamin that uses methylcobalamin instead of cyanocobalamin?

Not necessarily: Why do you wish to take a multivitamin, as recent studies suggest people have worse outcomes when they do take vitamins in that form. Also, many of the standard multivitamins do not dissolve in the gut, so not absorbed. Methylcobalamin is the biologically active form, and is present in medical foods, prescription items, but may be available in health food stores. ...Read more

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Pernicious aenemia is it ok to take B12 5000mg methylcobalamin tablets in between B12 3mothly injections? Thanks

Pernicious aenemia is it ok to take B12 5000mg methylcobalamin tablets in between B12 3mothly injections? Thanks

YES: B12 injections should be adequate but it is definitely ok to take tablets too- there is no known toxicity from too much b12. For best results your injections should also be methylcobalamin, next best hydroxycobalamin. Avoid cyanocobalamin- see http://www.Naturalnews.Com/032766_cyanocobalamin_vitamin_b-12.Html. ...Read more

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I have been taking methylcobalamin sublingual daily 1000mcg am and 1000mcg om and symtoms keep getting worse almost can't function. What else can Ido?

I have been taking methylcobalamin sublingual daily 1000mcg am and 1000mcg om  and symtoms keep getting worse almost can't function. What else can Ido?

What symptoms?: 2,000mcg daily is a lot of vitamin B12. You didn't mention what/which symptoms are getting worse, so it's time to go see your Family Doc for thorough evaluation, including indepth history & examination plus labs as deemed appropriate. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/vitamin-b12/safety/hrb-20060243, http://www.drugs.com/sfx/vitamin-b12-side-effects.html & http://goo.gl/IwWC25. ...Read more

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Which is a better B12 source? Methylcobalamin vs. Cyanocobalamin

Which is a better B12 source? Methylcobalamin vs. Cyanocobalamin

Methylcobalamin: Methylcobalamin is by far the best form of vitamin b12. This is the co-enzymated active form that our bodies use. When we take Cyanocobalamin our bodies must first convert it into methylcobalamin, so it is better to take the active form and save your body the trouble of making this conversion. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/027045_vitamin_b12_cyanocobalamin_methylcobalamin.Html. ...Read more

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Which form of B12 is best: methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin and hydroxycobalamin?

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Which form of B12 is best: methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin and hydroxycobalamin?

Cobalamin: Cyano c. is inactive form. Hydroxy c. is natural form. Methyl c. is an active form. Adenosyl c. is also an active form of c. but unlike the others, it is not available by injection. ...Read more

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Which form of B12 is better, methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin or hydroxycobalamin?

Which form of B12 is better, methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin or hydroxycobalamin?

Methylcobalamin: Methylcobalamin is by far the best form of vitamin b12. This is the co-enzymated active form that our bodies use.When we take Cyanocobalamin or hydroxycobalamin our bodies must first convert these into methylcobalamin, so it is better to take the active form and save your body the trouble of making this conversion.See my comment for a link to more info:. ...Read more

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What are the differences between vitamin B12 methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin, and methylcyanocobalamin?

See below: The body needs to methylate B-12 so it becomes biologically active to engage in chemical reactions, so the methylated forms are in that category, and the other would need chemical transformation to be active. Lately, there seem to be some concerns regarding safety and efficacy of the cyanocobalamin, but not a proven fact. ...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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