Contributing to the grey area of information, the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies does not specify the maximum daily amount of vit B12 that could pose a health threat although it does warn against overdose because of the potential for adverse side effects.
Reported side effects include pulmonary edema or the accumulation of fluid in the lungs and congestive heart failure.
At this point, much speculation about what happens with B12 toxicity remains although the results at present raise concerns.
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