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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?

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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My B12 was 98 My doc gave me 10 methylcobalamin inj. And told me take one every month for 6 months and one every year. Can u tell why?

Poor absorption: It is likely that your intestine was not absorbing B12 normally and it is an essential vitamin and it is important to have a blood level above 250. Please do follow your doctor's advice and keep taking the injections. ...Read more

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Can methylcobalamin B12 help drop foot?

Can methylcobalamin B12 help drop foot?

Foot drop: B12 supplementation can help foot drop or neuropathy if the underlying cause is B12 deficiency. However, other causes of foot drop need to be investigated thoroughly before attributing it to B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What is the best form of taking B12 supplement cyanocobalamin or methylcobalamin that you recommend to your patients and why. Thanks.

See below: The Best efficacy and assurance of bodily incorporation occurs when injected once monthly. Some (pts) do well with sublingual prep, and some even absorb oral meds. Would urge you make certain that you do indeed suffer a vitamin b-12 deficiency prior to getting an aggressive solution. ...Read more

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Should I take folic acid tablets with methylcobalamin injection?

Should I take folic acid tablets with methylcobalamin injection?

For what?: Why are you supplementing? Were you told you have a deficiency? Are you pregnant or planning on getting pregnant in the not too distant future? You can get B12 naturally from wild fish like salmon and you can get folate (folic acid) aturally from green vegetables and whole grains. Get your vitamins naturally when ever you can. ...Read more

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Can I inject cyanocobalamin today and then inject methylcobalamin the day after tomorrow?

Can I inject cyanocobalamin today and then inject methylcobalamin the day after tomorrow?

Why do that?: If your physician recommended it to be done this way I would ask them for their reasoning. Otherwise, I don't see the logic in doing 2 separate injections of cobalamin as you suggest. I would choose one formulation and provide my patient with a single injection with the proper amount I wanted them to receive and be done. ...Read more

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I'm 19, female, and I need the right methylcobalamin injections dosage for low B12 = 128 with depression symptoms.

I'm 19, female, and I need the right methylcobalamin injections dosage for low B12 = 128 with depression symptoms.

Seek out cause: At your age, pernicious anemia is unusual, and would wonder about an intestinal parasite causing lack of b-12 absorption. A quest for the etiology is of value, as some autoimmune disorders may cause havoc with other organ systems. Treatment is best given via, intramuscular injections provided at least once monthly, 1, 000 mcg each. Please consult a hematologist and psychiatrist. ...Read more

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B12 as methylcobalamin or B12 as cyanocobalamin — which one is safer/better and in what form : pills or sublingual?

No difference: 2 mg oral is supposed to be as good as sub lingual. I usually recommend 1.7 mg SL liquid every week for 2 months then once every 2 weeks thereafter. I recommend maintaining a level of 550 at all times. One should also check folate (folic acid) level and make sure that is OK. If anemic and you are replacing B12 its wise to check for low potassium as correction of the anemia can deplete K+ stores. ...Read more

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I have homoziguous c667t mutation. I started taking methylfolate and methylcobalamin, I get terrible headaches from methylcobalamin. Why?

I have homoziguous c667t mutation. I started taking methylfolate and methylcobalamin, I get terrible headaches from methylcobalamin. Why?

You're demethylating: Too quickly. You should work with a doctor who understands fully the integrative medical protocols used for remethylation. If you are having side effects, niacin in small amounts (nicotinic acid) can reverse it quickly. Check Dr. Lynch's MTHFR.net & read the blog posts to understand why you must prepare your body before taking the right methylfolate, and why. Get started learning now. Fascinating! ...Read more

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