Jun 15, 2024, 02:31 PM IST

High vitamin B12 levels? Top side effects of having too much Vitamin B12

Sonali Sharma

Vitamin B12 is one of the most essential nutrients

Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common occurrence among people and because it helps serve several bodily functions, many resort to supplements.

Increasing Vitamin B12 absorption is essential for maintaining good health. Vitamin B12 absorption can be influenced by various factors, such as age, dietary choices, and underlying medical conditions.

When taken in the recommended dosages, vitamin B12 supplements are generally regarded as safe. Adults should take 2.4 milligrams of vitamin B12 day, although greater dosages have been demonstrated to be safe.

Rather than diet or oral supplements, an overdose of B12 is majorly caused due to high doses of injection

B12 shots can lead to side effects including Headache, Dizziness, Diarrhea, Skin rash and itching, Nausea and vomiting, Fatigue, Swelling and tingling sensation

Excess vitamin B12 can also result in rare but severe allergic reactions also known as anaphylaxis

Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possibility if you're not having enough of it from the foods

Signs of Vitamin B12 deficiency includes Fatigue, Irritability, Pale yellow tinge on the skin, Vision problems, Memory loss, Pins and needles or paraesthesia, Loss of physical co-ordination, damage to parts of the nervous system

Disclaimer: This content including advice gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.