How much sublingual B12 do you take a day?

Lilly2004
on 1/30/12 8:07 am
I've been taking a 2500mcg sublingually but would like to raise my level.  Am thinking about doing 5000mcg a day, seem ok?  Thanks!
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poet_kelly
on 1/30/12 8:39 am - OH
I don't take a sublingual, I do shots.  But.  The ASMBS recommends 350-500 mcg daily, unless your B12 level is low.  What's your level on 2500 a day?  I would think that would be plenty.

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aaaaaaa
on 1/30/12 8:50 am
 I take 1000mcg daily, and my labs always come back every 6 months a bit high, but I know that's ok.  What are your labs showing on 2500mcg daily? Why are you thinking about raising your dosage? Are you low?
  
bbtwins28
on 1/30/12 9:34 am
I was told to take 500mcg everyday or 1000mcg every other day. Right now I'm taking 1200mcg every other day because I couldn't find 1000mcg in sublingual.
Tenacious88
on 1/30/12 9:40 am - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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aaaaaaa
on 1/30/12 10:27 am
 Walmart has sublinguals that are 500mcgs each. I take 2 of them a day, and you can take them at the same time. They're tiny and inexpensive. :D
  
epsted
on 1/30/12 11:02 am
Bariatric Advantage makes a sublingual 1000mcg B12.
AnneGG
on 1/30/12 12:02 pm
I take shots also. One less thing to worry about taking in the month in between.

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Nevada-Fluffy
on 1/30/12 12:31 pm - Henderson, NV
For those of you taking shots, what's the shot dose and frequency?
poet_kelly
on 1/30/12 2:15 pm - OH
1000 mcg once a month is the usual dose, unless your labs show you need more.  I do 1000 mcg once a week to keep my level up, though.

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Tess145
on 1/30/12 12:44 pm - Senatobia, MS
 I take 1000mcg sublingually a day and my level is a little high but that is okay.  Before, I took 500mcg and my b12 was low.

 Tess

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ChristineB
on 1/30/12 2:15 pm - Western 'Burbs Chgo, IL
1,000 MCG 3 times a week.

You really need to ask a medical person that is familiar with your chart and then also look on the internet to see what the limits are for that vitamin. You might be wasting it if you take too much as your body will void what is not used and at times it can be toxic if you get too much.

 
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Judi J.
on 1/30/12 2:20 pm - MN
we need to know what your labs were and where they are now. my levels dropped on the 2500 per day so I understand
H.a.l.a. B.
on 1/30/12 4:35 pm
RNY on 05/14/08 with
I could not get my level high enough even on 5000 mcg per day.
Now I do shots. Once a week.  Shot - 1000mcg, - teoretically I should be fine for one month... but my body do not like storing B12.

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cajungirl
on 1/30/12 7:39 pm
I take 2500 mcg per day. Your labs will dictate what works best for you.

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