What do the symbols mean on b12, folate and vit k?

edited November 2017 in General Nutrition

Why are those symbols different than most of the other ones? I can't copy it - it won't let me. I get micrograms and milligrams and IU aka international units. Oh, it's on selenium also.

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  • The symbol is a mu; mu-gram is microgram. As you probably already know, mg is milligram.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microgram

    #AllTheDots

  • edited November 2017

    That's amazing. So it's a Greek letter and it says that they got it from the Egyptian symbol for water and which was simplified by the Phoenicians. I love things like this.
    So it's microgram. Okay, thanks for that.

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