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A blood test showed that i'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

A blood test showed that i'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

B12: this low will likely cause dementia, spinal cord degeneration and peripheral neuropathy. Keep your level above 550 for the rest of your life. Recovery takes about a year in a young person. I suggest you take liquid sublingual weekly for 3 months then bi weekly thereafter. Its important to check a level after you cut back to twice a month. Use 1 1/2 dropper and hold it under the tongue for 30 sec. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Are vitamin b12 shots safe during breastfeeding?

Are vitamin b12 shots safe during breastfeeding?

Probably safe: If needed for health reasons such as pernicious anemia, then should be fine. If used for energy boosting, then would consult with your babies doctor ...Read more

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My mother 78 years old had a Vitamin B12 checked. The result was 517 pg/mL. Should she take B12 supplements. ?

My mother 78 years old had a Vitamin B12 checked.  The result was 517 pg/mL.  Should she take B12 supplements.  ?

Supplement: The level is in the mid normal range, B12 is one of the water soluble vitamin. Even if she takes supplement it is not going to be toxic. Good to have in the upper normal range. It is cheap and the consequences of deficiency so many. ...Read more

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My mother age 65 got lycocytes count 130000 vitamin B12 1500 uric acid 7.9 glucose fasting 109 anything serious. What further tests required .Pls help?

My mother age 65 got lycocytes count 130000 vitamin B12 1500 uric acid 7.9 glucose fasting 109 anything serious. What further tests required .Pls help?

Out of context: It is impossible to give you any valid health advice from random and out of context lab results. This is not in any way how medicine works. One needs the complete report along with the patients history and life experience. The question you are asking is the job of your mothers physician. ...Read more

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Is vitamin b 12 shots safe during breastfeeding?will pass in milk? Safe or large dose will pass

Is vitamin b 12 shots safe during breastfeeding?will pass in milk? Safe or large dose will pass

Relatively safe...: Cyanocobalamin ( Vit B12) is excreted into human milk. Cyanocobalamin is considered compatible with breast-feeding by the American Academy of Pediatrics. There are side effects described of too much cyanocobalamin & u shd be aware of them & discuss it with the doctor treating u. Best is to see all the side effects on a site such as drugs.com. Includes: dyspnea, rash, Diarrhoea, vomiting & others. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take B12 (500 mcg) twice a day? Is it okay for me to take vitamin B12 (500mcg) along with hair and nail vitamins with B12 100mcg

Is it safe for me to take B12 (500 mcg) twice a day? Is it okay for me to take vitamin B12 (500mcg) along with hair and nail vitamins with B12 100mcg

Yes: Vitamin b 12 is water soluble. That means that you can not build up and store high levels, you urinate out any extra that you might ingest. So you can take it orally without concerns. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on vitamin B12? Is it safe to take 16000 mgs

Can you overdose on vitamin B12? Is it safe to take 16000 mgs

How often?: There are no known illeffects from overdose of vitamin B12, but you would be wasting your medication and money. If you need to take vitamin B12, you should take it as an injection and and injection of 1000 micrograms (not milligrams) each month, is more than enough. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin B12 (Definition)

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