I take sub-lingual b-12 (3000 mcg) every morning. I actually keep the container on my nightstand, so when my alarm goes off I just reach over, grab one and put it under my tongue. By the time the snooze goes off- I'm ready to start the day. I have crohn's, and have a lot of scar tissue where b-12 is absorbed, so sub-linguals or shots are my only options for it to work.
And I do notice a HUGE difference in my activity level when I don't take it in the morning. I make sure to get all my supplements independently certified from USP or GMP to make sure that I'm taking a quality supplement- because they aren't regulated for safety or effectiveness by the FDA. They are alot more expensive, but worth it to know you aren't taking mostly filler.
When I started acid reflux medicine my doctor told me to take B6/B12 once in a while. I later found out the only way to absorb vitamin B is under the tongue. If you swallow a pill it doesn't do much for you. Try it, I noticed a big difference.
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I have taken a high potency B vitamin for years, in the morning. When I forget it, and take it in the afternoon, I also find that I have a hard time getting to sleep. So...no more Bs for me after noon!
I think it is the B complex vitamin I was taking that was keeping me awake all night, unless I took it real early in the AM (which is impossible if you are up all night and finally fall asleep for an hour or so around 8 or 9am). When I don't take the B, I can fall asleep easier. I've started taking Trazodone to fall asleep and so far, the lowest dose - 50 mg - is helping a lot. I went from 0-1 hours sleep to at least 7 now. My doctor said it is not habit-forming.
If you can find it, their vitamin b stress formula is excellent.
Everybody tells me that they would love to knit, but they don't have time. I look at people's lives and I can see opportunity and time for knitting all over the place. The time spent riding the bus each day? That's a pair of socks over a month. Waiting in line? Mittens. Watching TV? Buckets of wasted time that could be an exquisite lace shawl. ~Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit's End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much A true friend reaches for your hand but touches your hea
I've been pretty lethargic for years, and assumed it was depression. You can imagine my surprise last week when I started taking a super-B complex supplement and noticed an immediate difference. I don't feel the impulse to nap during the day anymore, and oddly enough I'm sleeping a lot better at night too! When I get up in the morning I'm not grumpy and disoriented anymore.
If you haven't tried taking B complex, give it a try, it can't hurt and it might help!
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