What can I do to increase B12 in my body?

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Talk to your doctor about the best ways to increase the level of vitamin B12 in your body. Your doctor may recommend that you eat more foods that contain vitamin B12, including canned and fresh fish, red meat, fortified breakfast cereals, eggs and dairy products.

If you don't eat any animal-based products, your doctor may recommend that you take supplements that contain vitamin B12. If a blood test reveals that you are deficient in vitamin B12, your doctor may recommend injections of the vitamin to bring your blood levels up into normal range. Don't take vitamin B12 or any dietary supplement without consulting your doctor first.

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