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#1 Old 09-05-2006, 09:19 PM
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exactly how much should i be getting each day?



the multivitamins i take reads

"vitamin b12 (cyanocobalamin) 7mcg"



i take two per day so it ends up being 14mcg. i'm pretty worried about getting v-b12 deficiency. should i be taking a supplement a few times a week, on top of that?



(i also have about one glass of fortified soy milk per day)
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#2 Old 09-05-2006, 11:06 PM
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http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/b12/rec



If you've had a regular source of b12 then 14mcg/day should be fine, especially with the fortified foods added on.



I take 500 mcg/day sublingually, which is overkill but I feel better about it.
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#3 Old 09-06-2006, 06:26 PM
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thanks for the link! i feel much better about it now to know that i'm getting enough.
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#4 Old 09-06-2006, 06:30 PM
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^ Me too, thanks for the link!
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the soymilk i am drinking states B12 50% of USRDA per 8 oz glass, so i am drinking two 8 ozs glasses per day and supposedly i am getting 100% of the USRDA. I am new to this..so please someone tell me if i am REALLY getting enough B12. i really dont want to take vitamin supplements if i dont have to..i cant even afford them.
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OOPS..sorry this was a double post and i dont know how to delete it.
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the soymilk i am drinking states B12 50% of USRDA per 8 oz glass, so i am drinking two 8 ozs glasses per day and supposedly i am getting 100% of the USRDA. I am new to this..so please someone tell me if i am REALLY getting enough B12. i really dont want to take vitamin supplements if i dont have to..i cant even afford them.

Yes, you're fine if you're getting 100% from fortified foods. If you were getting it from supplements you'd want a little more.



Actually a 3 month supply of b12 supplements are tons cheaper than drinking soymilk daily, but if you like soymilk then that's a great way to get b12, D, and calcium. I love Chocolate Silk but don't buy it that often because it's so expensive ($2.50/quart).
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