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exactly how much should i be getting each day?<br><br><br><br>
the multivitamins i take reads<br><br>
"vitamin b12 (cyanocobalamin) 7mcg"<br><br><br><br>
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?<br><br><br><br>
(i also have about one glass of fortified soy milk per day)
 

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<a href="http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/b12/rec" target="_blank">http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/b12/rec</a><br><br><br><br>
If you've had a regular source of b12 then 14mcg/day should be fine, especially with the fortified foods added on.<br><br><br><br>
I take 500 mcg/day sublingually, which is overkill but I feel better about it.
 

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thanks for the link! i feel much better about it now to know that i'm getting enough. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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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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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Moon</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
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.</div>
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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.<br><br><br><br>
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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