Vitamin B12 Dosage for Adults and Seniors

Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal foods like poultry, meat, fish and dairy products. It’s also added to other foods like breakfast cereals and is available as an oral supplement. Vitamin B12 deficiency is prevalent in adults and people with digestive tract conditions, which affect the absorption of nutrients. As we get older, our bodies don’t absorb nutrients as efficiently as they used to. As a result, adults and seniors suffer from vitamin deficiencies that can cause health problems. It might be hard to get the recommended daily dose of vitamins and nutrients, but it doesn’t have to. Below we will summarize the vitamin B12 dosage for adults and seniors and how Can-i Wellness oral sprays can help you.


Vitamin B12 Dosage for Adults

The recommended daily dose of vitamin B12 for people between the ages of 14 and 50 is 2.4 micrograms (mcg). Most people meet this requirement through their diet alone. For example, just eating two eggs for breakfast or tuna for lunch can double your daily vitamin B12 needs. However, if there are factors that interfere with your vitamin B12 intake or absorption, you might want to consider taking a supplement.


Vitamin B12 Dosage for Seniors

The recommended daily dose of vitamin B12 for seniors is also 2.4 micrograms (mcg) but seniors are actually more likely to have vitamin B12 deficiency. Up to 20% of adults over the age of 60 have less than optimal blood levels of B12. This is due to the fact that as you age, your body naturally makes less stomach acid (which enables the body to absorb vitamin B12) which affects absorption. For this reason, adults over the age of 50 are advised to get their daily dose of vitamin B12 through fortified foods (breakfast cereals, bread, juices) and vitamin B12 supplements


Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most common vitamin deficiencies and there are many ways to treat it. Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency usually develop gradually and can actually worsen over time if not treated. Symptoms can be associated with normal aging and can mimic conditions linked to aging. Some physical symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include tingling/numbness in hands, legs, or feet; difficulty walking; yellow skin; and fatigue. If these symptoms are overlooked, they may worsen and cause memory loss, cognitive decline, foggy brain, decreased mobility and pain throughout the body. When people reach their 60s, they are advised to start testing for vitamin B12 deficiency and to not only eat foods high in vitamin B12 but also supplement. 


Research shows that vitamin B12 helps to increase energy levels and can help to boost your memory and mood. If you’re looking for ways to get both vitamins for the brain and vitamins for energy look no further than Can-i Boost. Vitamin B12 in Can-i Boost not only assists in helping lower blood pressure and cholesterol but it also aids in synthesizing and metabolizing serotonin, which helps to regulate mood. Can-i Mend can help to increase your mood as well. While some turn to alcohol to manage stress, drinking can make the condition worse since alcohol depletes vitamin B12 levels which increases stress levels. Can-i Mend, helps to replenish your body and combat headaches, sickness and lack of energy. Can-i Fresh also contains vitamin B12 and other nutrients, like folic acid and thiamine that work alongside B12. Both folic acid and thiamine work with vitamin B12 to help the body break down (as well as use and create) new proteins. They work together to balance stress hormones and help to fight depressive moods. All three experiences are natural, non-GMO, gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan.


Optimal dosing of vitamin B12 varies by age, lifestyle and diet. It is generally recommended that adults between the ages of 14-50, take 2.4 mcg daily. However, older adults/seniors may require higher doses and should supplement. Find out why Can-i Wellness oral sprays are the faster, better way to supplement!

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