Vitamin B12

I’ve been taking Vitamin B12 in addition to ME-Relief since August 2017, I starting taking B12 when after several 3 months of hard work on house renovations I was exhausted and the ME fatigue had returned. B12 helped me to focus and push myself beyond what I had previously been able to do, I noticed this particularly with exercise and playing squash.

It varies how much I take each day mainly because I forget or simply don’t feel I need it, but generally about 2 1000mcg (Micro Grams) and I prefer the flavoured ones that dissolve in the mouth, there are claims that these are most easily absorbed, but I don’t think it matters.

Can you take too much vitamin B 12?

This vitamin is not toxic, so you don’t have to worry that too much could be harmful. In fact, fatigue (as well as memory loss, balance problems, constipation and depression) are more likely to be symptoms of a B12 deficiency than of getting too much of it.

What does vitamin B12 do? More Info

The human body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, nerves, DNA, and carry out other functions. The average adult should get 2.4 micrograms a day. Like most vitamins, B12 can’t be made by the body. Instead, it must be gotten from food or supplements.

And therein lies the problem: Some people don’t consume enough vitamin B12 to meet their needs, while others can’t absorb enough, no matter how much they take in. As a result, vitamin B12 deficiency is relatively common, especially among older people. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimated that 3.2% of adults over age 50 have a seriously low B12 level, and up to 20% may have a borderline deficiency.

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