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High B12 Levels- Causes, Side Effects and What to Do

What Is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is a water-soluble nutrient. It is important for many body functions, such as the nervous system, DNA synthesis, and red blood cell production. You can find this nutrient in many animal sources of food, such as dairy, eggs, poultry, fish, and meats. Many products are also fortified with vitamin B12 as well, including milk and bread. To prevent a deficiency, many people choose to take high doses of vitamin B12. However, this might increase the risk of high vitamin B12 levels. The next section will discuss possible health benefits and risks when you take megadoses of vitamin B12. [1]