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Is methylcobalamin safe to take as a vitamin to combat stress? The dosage is one sublingual tablet of 1,000 mcg daily. Are there any side effects that I should be concerned with?

Methylcobalamin is an active form of vitamin B12. It is safe to take. There is no medical evidence that methyclobalamin can help with the stressors of life, but the extra boost of energy can be helpful. It is water soluble and excreted by the kidneys in the urine. The typical dosage is 1,000 mcg daily. However, you could substitute with cyanocobalamin, which is also a vitamin B12, is cheaper and should have the same effect as methyclobalamin.

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Speaking of Women's Health Nurse

February 15, 2013 at 2:36pm