What B vitamins should I take each day?

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William B. Salt II., MD
Gastroenterology
Your multivitamin should include 50 mg each of most B vitamins, with the exception of folic acid (at least 400 mcg) and vitamin B12, whose chemical name is cyanocobalamin (at least 50 mcg). If you are a woman and are at risk for age-related macular degeneration, consider taking daily supplementation with folic acid (2.5 mg), pyridoxine hydrochloride (50 mg), and vitamin B12 (1 mg or 1000 micrograms), since a recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that doing so may reduce this risk.
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