Using Methylcobalamin B12 for Statin Induced Muscle Weakness

I am taking 5mcg methyl B12 daily for weakness in my legs which i acquired by taking Lipitor (10 mg); B12 seems to be helping somewhat but I wonder if I should increase the dose to 10mcg daily or higher? A far as my own research, I have not come across a level for toxicity with B12, is that true?


Thanks, Edie

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Toxicity? You're not even close to an infant's dose!
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Edie,

I'm hoping that you really mean that you are taking 5 MILLIGRAMS because you said that you are taking 5 MICROGRAMS (mcg). 5 MICROGRAMS, as you said, is one- one hundreth of 5 MILLIGRAMS which would equal 5000 MICROGRAMS.

So, I will assume that you are taking 5 MILLIGRAMS and not micrograms and that you are asking about increasing to 10 MILLIGRAMS.

Please read my page on Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment where I discuss this and cite a study giving 60 MILLIGRAMS per day for months to patients with a condition called ALS.

While it's great that you are getting some relief from your leg weakness with Methyl B12, but I'm curious why you chose B12 for Statin Drugs Muscle Weakness. Vitamin B12 production is not affected by statins and there are several different nutrients that ARE affected by statins that you may have better luck with.

Let me know if you are interested in hearing about them...



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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