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ok. I am realizing that I have not been getting nearly enough B12 for some time now, and I want to do something about it right away. I have been looking at the supplements on the market and the % of DV that are in these supplements seems to vary from 50% to 1700%. I am so confused about what I really need. I have been searching the web and every site seems to have a different recomendation.<br><br><br><br>
So, fellow vegans, how much do you take every day?
 

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advice you can trust: <a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/rec" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/rec</a>
 

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I'm actually a vegetarian and not a vegan, but I eat very little animal products, and rarely at that.<br><br><br><br>
For the several years I was lethargic, somewhat depressed, and had random numbness in my arms and legs. I never told my doctor about it, but luckily my physician was intuitive enough to have my b12 levels checked. I had never heard of b12 before. I ended up having a deficiency and get a shot yearly for it.<br><br><br><br>
From what I hear, you can get too much of it, so maybe it would be best to get checked for it, like I was. Other than that, you could take a supplement, I think you only need 2 mg a day. You should probably also take b6.
 

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From what I've read, b-12 suppliments %dv because your body doesn't absorb as much from a suppliment than it would from actual food. If you don't want to take a lot of suppliments or have a hard time remembering, try incorporating red star nutritional yeast into your diet and/or drink enriched soy milk.
 

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