Vitamin B12…

July 13, 2007 at 4:26 am


By taking a multi-vitamin with B12 you are getting B12 in cobalamin form; meaning the body must break down the B12 before it can be absorbed into the blood…B12 by cobalamin usually results in approx 30% loss of the B12 with the stool.

I would suggest a vitamin B-complex which has all the DRA of B vitamins (over the counter at Walmart, Meijier, Kmart, etc), and vitamin B12 at a health food supply store in methylalamin logenze type tablets that go directly into your bloodstream. Most people take between 1000-2000mcg daily. Either would be fine since there is no daily required maximum limit on B12.

Best regards.


Vitamin B12

July 13, 2006 at 12:44 pm

It is not so weird to take vitamin B12. Low levels can cause neuropathy but I don’t know if there is any connection to CIDP. Earlier this year I had to see an oncologist/hemotologist to rule out any malignancy The first thing he did was to tell me to start taking the highest dosage of B12 I could find even so my blood level was normal. He told me he and his collegues were the ones to set the standards for B12.

A few years ago when my diagnosis was P.N., and not yet CIDP, a neurologist in Thailand prescribed a special B12 made in Japan, very expensive. I think it was supposed to get absorbed better. Forgot the name of it. Only took it for a while.