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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. Maureen Nash
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Can vitamin B12 help alleviate depression or dementia?

Can vitamin B12 help alleviate depression or dementia?

Possibly: If the person has a reversible dementia related to low levels of vitamin b12, then replacing vitamin B12 could help. Together with folate, (folic acid) B12 has also been implicated in some cases of depression. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15671130. ...Read more

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Could Lewy body dementia be caused by Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Could Lewy body dementia be caused by Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Unrelated: Deficiency of B12 can cause dementia, but Lewy Body Dementia is a separate disorder. See this site for info on Lewy Body Dementia. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lewy-body-dementia/basics/definition/CON-20025038 ...Read more

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What food contains vitamin b12?

What food contains vitamin b12?

B12: B12 principally derives from animal sources and eggs. Dairy has little. Select soy can provide some. More vegan foods are being supplemented with B12, as B12 defici,ency is common among vegans. See www.vegetarian.org.uk/factsheets/b12factsheet.html ...Read more

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Why would ihave low vitamin b12?

Why would ihave low vitamin b12?

Possible causes: You could have a low b-12 if you are vegetarian, have been for several years and don't take supplemental b-12. It could be low if you don't make intrinsic factor. This is made in the stomach and is needed to absorb b-12. Lack of intrinsic factor is usually an autoimmune disorder. You could have low b-12 due to taking proton pump inhibitors for a long time as stomach acid is needed as well. ...Read more

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Is vitamin B12 2500 mgs bad for you?

Is vitamin B12 2500 mgs bad for you?

B-12: No, that dosage is perfectly fine. There has not been an upper limit set for oral vitamin b-12. Generally speaking if and individual has a vitamin b-12 deficiency confirmed by test , it is either given im or sc. ...Read more

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Which foods have a lot of vitamin b12?

Which foods have a lot of vitamin b12?

Foods with B12: Foods that are rich in B12 include beef liver, enriched cereals, fortified soy products, and shellfish (clams, crab). ...Read more

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Is vitamin B12 2500mcg a day too much?

The maximum dose for: People who has confirmed case of vitamin B12 deficiency is 200microgram a day . You are taking higher than the recommended dose and I am not sure if you have vitamin B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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What kind of food contains vitamin b12?

What kind of food contains vitamin b12?

Protein: Best source is animal and vegans often become B12 deficient. Fish and poulty youyr best bet. ...Read more

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Could someone eat too much vitamin B12?

Could someone eat too much vitamin B12?

Not usually: When I read "eat too much vitamin b12", I assume you're referring to foods containing b12? Generally speaking, when people talk about B12, they are referring to supplemental vitamin b12. It is generally accepted that high doses of B12 does not pose any dangers, partly because it's a water soluble vitamin. ...Read more

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