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Learn More About Vitamin B12 Supplements

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Are B12 injections "better" than oral supplements? Are they necessary if I have a B12 deficiency?

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Vitamin B12 injections may be necessary if you have severe neurological symptoms due to a B12 deficiency. If you do not have severe neurological symptoms, however, research suggests that oral supplementation can effectively treat B-12 deficiency — even in people who have compromised absorption due to lack intrinsic factor or other reasons. For more about this, recommended intakes for B12 and oral dosages used to treat deficiency, safety, and symptoms of B12 deficiency, see the "B-12" section of the B Vitamin Supplements Review >>

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Being over 50 years old, I'm looking to take a vitamin B-12 supplement. I see that many contain a form of vitamin B-12 called cyanocobalamin, yet I read on the Internet that this form is toxic. Should I be concerned? >>

Can taking too much vitamin B-12 be dangerous? The label on my B-complex states it contains 50,000% of the Daily Value!  >>

Is sublingual vitamin B-12 really better than the pill form? >>

I read on your website that some B-12 vitamins can cause diarrhea due to added sugar substitutes like sorbitol. I have had diarrhea and never thought it could be caused by my vitamin B-12 supplement, until I read your article and stopped taking the supplement. My diarrhea stopped immediately. Can you help me find a brand of B-12 that doesn't contain sorbitol or sugar substitutes that could cause this problem? >>

What's the best way to take vitamin B12? >>

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