For Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment, the Dose is the Key!

In Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment, getting the RIGHT vitamin b 12 dosage is the key. Unfortunately, doctors will most often give a 'standard' dose of vitamin B12 that effectively corrects the low Vitamin B12 BLOOD LEVEL, but is often not the optimal vitamin b 12 dosage to make individual people FEEL as well as they could be.

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment should focus on giving the person a "maximum feeling of well being" -which often will require much higher doses of vitamin B12 than is needed to correct their "on paper" deficiency.

 

 

The standard vitamin b 12 dosage is approximately 1000 mcg. If the doctor is not educated on the current science of Vitamin B12 and tells you that you have B12 Malabsorption, then he will often prescribe Vitamin B12 shots. But before you get vitamin B12 injections, you should be aware of the Vitamin B12 Shot Problems - including the fact that it is simply unnecessary.

If your doctor is more educated in vitamin B12 therapy, then he will know that Sublingual B12 Vitamins work just as well as Vitamin B12 Shots, are less painful, far less expensive and you will not have to experience any of the Vitamin B12 Shot Side Effects that could occur.

While this is good, it is YOUR job to make sure that you get the right KIND of Sublingual B12 vitamins- as there are many types. The cheapest and most readily available is in a form called Cyanocobalamin. But you DO NOT WANT cyanocobalamin. It is a far inferior to Methylcobalamin B12, for many reasons, and, if you happen to have the MTHFR Gene, using cyanocobalamin could be devastating.


The Right Dose is the Key to 
Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment

Getting the right KIND of vitamin B12 is just the first step. As I said earlier, it's likely that your doctor will recommend a vitamin b 12 dosage of 1000 micrograms (mcg) per day. While studies have shown that this dose is effective to bring up vitamin B12 BLOOD LEVELS, the Facts about Vitamin B12 show that that this is often not a high enough vitamin b 12 dosage to make people feel as well as they could- andTHAT is what is important to YOU.

 

 

One study entitled Vitamin B-12: Placebo or Neglected Therapeutic Tool had people who felt fatigued, but had NORMAL vitamin B12 blood levels and kept giving higher doses of supplements until they had a 'maximum feeling of well being'. And the AVERAGE dose that it took to do this was 9000 micrograms per day, that is 9 milligrams. And that was the AVERAGE dose, this means that some people needed even higher doses than this to feel well. And these were people without a diagnosed vitamin B12 deficiency!

So, if you truly have Vitamin B12 deficiency, then you may need even more than these study participants!


Safety of High Dosages of B12

In the above study that averaged 9 milligrams per day, there were no adverse effects or side effects. Vitamin B12 is an EXTREMELY safe vitamin to take. Some studies even had people with neurologic damage, such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease, taking up to 40 milligrams per day without any ill effects of this vitamin!

While it's unlikely that you will need a vitamin b 12 dosage THIS high for vitamin B12 deficiency treatment, you certainly might need a dose higher than the 'standard' dose of 1000 micrograms.

 

Choices for B12 Treatment

Depending upon how fatigued you are feeling, you have several choices that you can make.

First: You can take the 'standard' dose of 1000 micrograms per day and see how you feel, then increase it over a period of several weeks until you are feeling better.

OR: if you are feeling very fatigued and have had long term problems and just want to start feeling better, then you might want to consider starting out at a HIGH dose of around 10 milligrams per day so you start feeling better right away. This strategy acts more like getting a B12 shot and people often feel better within a few days to a week.

Since the dosages usually come in smaller dosages of 1000 to 2000 micrograms per tablet, simply start off with one tablet and see how you feel. A few hours later, take another tablet. A few hours later another, etc.

Some people can feel a bit 'hyper' on this dosage or are not able to sleep. If this happens, simply stop taking it for a few days and start out again at a lower dose. This is not cause for alarm, but rather a clue that you might really benefit from vitamin B12.


High Dose Treatment is Not Forever

Even if you need a very high dosage for vitamin B12 deficiency treatment, for serious Vitamin B12 Malabsorption, you may not need to take this dose for long periods of time. The liver stores up to 3 years of vitamin B12, and if you are deficient then your liver stores were depleted as well. It may take some time to 'fill up your tank' with vitamin B12, but when you do- it's likely that you will be able to decrease your daily vitamin b 12 dosage and still feel good.

 

 

So for effective Vitamin B12 deficiency treatment, you not only need to make sure that you get the right KIND of Vitamin B12, but also be sure that you take the right vitamin b 12 dosage- and that dosage will be different for everyone. The current medical model of Vitamin B12 deficiency treatment using ONE standard dose for every person doesn't take into account the individual needs of the people that are suffering from deficiency. One vitamin B12 deficiency treatment that works for one person may not work for YOU- that does NOT mean that you are weird or sicker than other people, you just have different, individual Vitamin B12 Supplement needs that you need to be patient and find for yourself.

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