B12 - still confused
What I want to know is how much is the basic recommended amount__ per week.__ If I multiply the daily amount x7 will that tell me? Where on the internet do you find basic requirements? B12 seems to have many different amounts suggested by various people and sites.
At the moment I haven't had any meat for almost a year. I'm on and off dairy - not by desire but I get scared due to weight loss - that's another story. I realize dairy doesn't give me b12. I have recently been eating - just a few times a small amount of salmon. A doctor online told me eating that once a week would be plenty for b12.
But on Cronometer when I changed the daily amount to seven times that (just to see how much salmon would fulfill that) one cup was only filled 1/2 the required amount (for a week) on Cronometer. So then that doctor was wrong and I'd have to eat it twice a week.
I hope some of that made sense.
I've searched online to find out how much you need per week but the sites like nutrition.org jumps up to a massive amount for a week compared to the daily amount. But he is saying that it's hard to absorb so if you take a supplement once a week you need to take a WAY higher amount. Is there an RDA for B12? Is there a site that just shows all the basic RDA or any countries recommended amounts for vitamins and minerals? I'm probably deficient - a really nice person on here gave me great suggestions for how to take it in supplement form, which I'm going to try (I get sick from b12 supplements) but I haven't yet. I feel a little bit like the doctor I chatted with online wasn't really being specific with me. I had to pay for that but he kind of gave me a not satisfactory response. He was like, yeah yeah that should be fine. (