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September 26, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Does anyone take a b12 vitamin? Does it actually make you feel better as far as mild depression? The bottle I bought says like 8000% of daily requirements, that seems like a lot.


  • LuLuRex
    by LuLuRex
    September 26, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    I've never taken B12, but I do know people who have taken it and said it made them feel better.

  • aidenmomplus4
    September 26, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    I have never taken them either. 

  • CoeyG
    by CoeyG
    September 26, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    I take it everyday.  I'm not sure about how it is regarding depression but it helps keep me energized.  I take it because I have Lupus

  • Rota
    by Rota
    September 26, 2012 at 7:09 PM

    All the B vitamins are "feel good" vitamins. You can only get B12 from meat so vegetarians need to get it as a supplement. If you are taking certain medications, your stomach will not be able to process food properly so you can get deficient. However, MOST depression is caused by a low level of Vitamin D. As a I counsel all my clients, I suggest that they take a comprehensive approach to supplementation, take top quality supplements and then re- evaluate their symptoms. If they still have issues, then boost the appropriate vitamin (s) as needed. Most chronic diseases are nutritionally based and so they are easily corrected.  Let me know if I can help you further.

  • crystal-boyd
    September 26, 2012 at 8:47 PM
    It helps! It gets ya goin n makes u feel almost perky lol. Plus it ups sexdrive. I was taking two in the am and two more around 3pm when i started to get tired.
  • mamamiajk
    September 27, 2012 at 8:32 AM

    I give myself B12 injections monthly. My body doesn't absorb it taking pills. In my mid 30s  my body just decided one day it wasn't going to function normally. I had anemia peripheral nueropathy and B12 deficiency. They told me I would probably never walk again. Never say never cus by my birthday (4mnths later) I was walking with a cane and a year later gave birth to twin boys.

  • notjstasocermom
    October 9, 2012 at 8:42 AM

    i was just tested yesterday for a vit b or folic acid deficiency, i'll find out today if that is what is causing my symptoms.

  • newmommy430
    October 9, 2012 at 8:59 AM

    Have you had your levels tested? I have a b12 deficiency, so it does make me feel better. I don't know about depression, but it gives me more energy. The amount isn't as much as it seems because it is a supplement, so your body isn't going to absorb it the same.

    If your just looking for a natural remedy for depression, I have had good luck with for natural remedies.

  • bebcarroll
    October 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    Some people swear by it, but it made me have headaches and feel kinda dizzy or spacey.  I did not keep taking it, but my husband swears by it.

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