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Is taking a multi vitamin (6 mcg of B12) enough or do I need a seperate supplement?<br><br><br><br>
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Is taking a multi vitamin (6 mcg of B12) enough or do I need a seperate supplement?<br><br><br><br>
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I would say it's not enough. I take 2000 mcg once a week, TwinLab Sublingual Vegetarian 500 mcg dose tablets.<br><br><br><br>
But, I would suggest reading up on it so you know all about dosage suggestions and would recommend Vegan Outreach's info on B-12 as a good place to start:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.veganoutreach.org/health/b12letter.html" target="_blank">http://www.veganoutreach.org/health/b12letter.html</a>
 

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Is taking a multi vitamin (6 mcg of B12) enough or do I need a seperate supplement?<br><br><br><br>
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I believe the recommended daily amount is 2.4 micrograms (slightly more if you're prego) so 6 is plenty.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.b12vitamin.com/#rda" target="_blank">http://www.b12vitamin.com/#rda</a>
 

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Thanks for all the great info..but i'm still confused.<br><br><br><br>
the vegan outreach site said "take one B12 supplement daily providing at least 10 micrograms"<br><br><br><br>
the vitaminb12 .com site said 2.4 mcg for women ages 19+<br><br><br><br>
That seems like a big difference. I think I will go with the former because it was written for vegans and it also said "There is no harm in exceeding the recommended amounts"<br><br><br><br>
Thanks to everyone who responded!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/notworthy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":wayne:">
 

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It depends.<br><br><br><br>
If youve been a vegan a long time without supplementing, you might need mega-doses to catch up on deficiencies. If you tend to be a nervous jittery person, it might do you well to take a little more and cut back on your sugar/carb intak while your at it. B-12 is great for the nervous system.<br><br><br><br>
Otherwise, if your a vegan eating some fortified food, a couple times a week with Methylcobalamin will do you good. Make sure it has methyl in front of it to get the best kind <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I take the 6mcg amount too (as cyanocobalamin). It lists that as being 100% of the daily value so i figured it was okay. Plus a fact I drink soymilk that is B12 fortified. But I don't want to rely soley on either so at least together I feel I am getting a good amount. I hope I'm correct. Since I am a new Vegan I will see how this feels and once I get to a doctor for a checkup I'll inquire about it as well.<br><br>
I eat very healthy so this is really the only thing that concerns me at the present time. But I'd worry more if I wasn't taking a multivitamin at all!<br><br>
I just don't want any deficiencies and if so, I'd like to be able to notice the changes right away so I can fix it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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