can you take TO MUCH vitamin B12?
Can a person take in TO MUCH vitamin B12?
I used to get b12 shots because of very low levels and anemia. I recently had a blood test, and it showed normal b12 levels for the first time in a long time.
I just realized that my new daily vitamin routine gives me a lot of b12.
Daily vitamin with 100mcg
Vitamin c chew with 75mcg
Acai chew with 75mcg
Is that too much for one day? Or is it good for someone with a low B12 history and anemia to take in as much as they can?
Since you have very little intrinsic factor, you'll absorb almost none of that. So no, it won't be too much.
Are you still doing shots? You'll need a B12 supplements (shots, sublinguals, nasal spray or patch) for life after RNY.
I think what ever your body doesn't use is just expelled in your urine.
The bad thing would be to not get enough - not a good thing.
I have a new philosophy, I'm only going to dread one day at a time. Charlie Brown
i also do sub-lingual b12 twice a week. well, my labs are normal, so i guess im not ingesting TOO much
thanks guys for your responses!
If I were you, I would aim for higher levels - you don't want your B12 deficiency to come back.
on 3/2/11 9:19 pm - Canada
Vitamin D 25 hydroxy: 26
Total serum protein: 5.9
reading the posts above, i have deducted that my labs are lower then i thought~on the lab sheet it shows NORMAL ranges...but i guess for us WLS patients its different.
since getting these yucky labs back i have changed my vitamin routine to include:
(8) vitalady tender iron- 25mg carbonyl iron~ 4 pills taken 2x a day with a vitamin c chew.
B12 sublingual under tongue liquid-1200mcg, 2x day and i even swab some in my nose!
Calcet calcium citrate 500mg & Vitamin D3 400ui lemon chews, 3xday. (taken at least 3 hours away from the iron)
2 EAS protein shakes daily~84 grams protein
Magnesium Citrate Pill~500mg 1x day
should i be doing anything else, or more????
(i see the doc in a few weeks...i have the feeling he is going to put me on 50,000 vit d weekly by prescription, and b12 shots for a few months.)