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Posted by: narnia, Saturday, October 29, 2011, 7:26am
On page 133  of LR4YT, it says to take 500 mg of b-12.    1000 mcg = 1mg.  I would have to take 500 of Dr. Ds 1000mcg capsules to meet that dosage.  Is this a typo?  
Posted by: Lloyd, Saturday, October 29, 2011, 12:47pm; Reply: 1

B-12 dosages are given in mcg.
Posted by: narnia, Saturday, October 29, 2011, 2:30pm; Reply: 2
Wow!  That is pretty major.  Has this been discussed before?  

Then that means that only 1/2 dose is necessary.

I called the order line yesterday and the lady that answered said that she was positive that 1000 mcg= 100 mg which meant that I would need to take 5 capsules.  That conversion did not sound right so I looked it up and got the different figures cited above.
Posted by: Lola, Saturday, October 29, 2011, 3:17pm; Reply: 3
when in doubt about a dosage, look it up in the encyclopedia and directly at DPN by clicking on the supplement facts
Posted by: C_Sharp, Saturday, October 29, 2011, 3:47pm; Reply: 4
The abbreviation mcg represents micrograms.
A microgram is equivalent to a millionth of a gram
or a thousandth of a milligram

The abbreviation mg to represents milligrams.
A milligram is a thousandth of a gram
or a thousand micrograms.

A microgram can also abbreviated µg instead of mcg, where µ is the lower case greek letter mu.
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