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Bilby, good to know...thanks... another example of a physician not keeping up the the cogent research... I have sublingual tabs and will continue to purchase them. I have to take 14 pills a day and I like the sublingual B12 because it tastes good. :-) (especially after taking one that tastes horrible)
BTW the supposed efficacy of sublingual delivery is not proven:
"The purpose of the present study was to compare the efficacy of sublingual and oral administration of a smaller dose of cobalamin (500 µg) in achieving adequate cobalamin concentrations in subjects with mild cobalamin deficiency without anaemia.
There was no significant difference in concentrations between the treatment groups."
I take the walmart B-12
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I take a sublingual tablet from NOW it is more expensive that the department store kind but I can trust it
The sublingual tablets are dissolved directly into your bloodstream because it dissolves under your tongue where there are tons of blood vessels, allowing for 100% absorption. I just buy mine at Walmart. My Dr. says that there is no difference and my levels are great. I have been taking it for about a year.
See the link for more info.
Directions? Put it under your tongue... It dissolves in about 30 seconds.. easy..peesy
Edited by: IMVEGAN at: 3/7/2011 (14:25)
I guess the reason I'm slightly more hesitant to take a supplement is that I can't really be sure that it is effectively absorbed. (Although I guess the same could be said for Nutritional Yeast?)
Those of you who take supplements, is there a certain brand that you feel works? Will a supplement have instructions if you are to take it sublingual?
A couple times per week I take either a multivitamin (with 150% DV B12) or a B12 supplement.
When it comes to B12 I use a bit of caution and take a supplement. :)
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'nooch= nutritional yeast
'nooch? I don't know what that is.... But I take a B12 (sublingual) about 4 times a week.
Newbie here, so sorry if this has been posted before.
Do you guys take B-12 supplements or do you use Red Star Nutritional Yeast? Or do you get your B-12 some other way?
Personally, I love the taste of 'nooch, but I'm wondering if it is the best way to get my B-12. I know that the liver stores the vitamin for a long time, so we don't need a lot of it, but I'm wondering if a supplement would be better.