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Can I drop the b12

Hi so Im supplementing currently with b12 and b complex but I was wondering would the b complex be enough on its own? I've just brought jarrows b right but currently take thorne b basics. I don't take both on same days as I feel odd when I do so take one on one day then the rest on the next day seems too work my b12 went from 173 too over 600. I take chelated iron daily too and I've just added 1000mcg vit c too so would one lot of b vits be enough? Thanks in advance nettle x

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Nettiboo82, I don't think so. I wouldn't be satisfied with B12 600 and would continue supplementing B12. My last B12 result was 700+ and I maintain it with 1,000mcg methylcobalamin and a B Complex most days.


I am not a medical professional and this information is not intended to be a substitute for medical guidance from your own doctor. Please check with your personal physician before applying any of these suggestions.


B12 is so important neurologically and virtually found only in certain foods it might be disastrous to stop. It is usually in shorter supply with lower stomach which can also happen as we age. You also will not overdose. Your brain will be sharper as well.


Hi thanks for reply I'm looking forward too this sharper brain lol I'm a dinlow most of the time so any improvement there will be well received


Hello Nettiboo,

it might also be worth your while researching and considering liposomal Vitamin B12 in methyl, adenyl and hydroxy versions of cobalamin not cyano and L-Methyl Folate.

I've just done a home *active B12* test to baseline (see tests on thyroiduk.org.uk) ThyroidUK members get a discount.

This test is for my own peace of mind as the NHS blood test has me above the range for both B12 and Folate and I want to ensure my blood serum isn't just swamped without converting due to intra-cellular methylation challenges. The latter I discovered with a genetics test from 23andme.com.

Thankfully in the meantime the neuropathic pain in my foot is nearly gone and I'm currently supplementing the individual water-based B vitamins at bedtime and breakfast. I was and still am considering liposomal versions if this hadn't worked.

Best Wishes on your journey back to Health


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