16 December 2016
41,667% daily value of a vitamin
Part of the label for a bottle of vitamin B12 tablets.
I'm a bit puzzled. If the once-a-day tablet represents 417 times the recommended dose, does that mean the manufacturer assumes that everyone taking it is deficient in intrinsic factor? Does the "daily value" only apply to intravenous administration? If that's the case, shouldn't the 2500 micrograms then become the recommended "daily value" for oral intake?
I suppose I could look this up, but I thought it would be faster to ask here, because some reader will know the answer. Thanks in advance.