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6/27/11 11:56 A

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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.

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3/16/11 11:24 A

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Could be worth a try!

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3/11/11 6:46 P

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I will try it. emoticon

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3/9/11 12:00 A

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Let me know if it helps

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3/7/11 7:54 A

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I'm going to try this, I need all the energy I can get.

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3/6/11 4:54 P

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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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3/6/11 12:15 A

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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!

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3/5/11 8:00 P

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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.

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4/24/09 10:04 A

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Hi Everyone,

Please make sure that you take any b-vitamins especially b12 early in the day otherwise it can actually make the sleeping issues worse by keeping you awake at night.

Overall it does work to provide more energy. I'm taking 1000 mg daily. Can't overdose on b12 because it's a water based vitamin. Whatever the body doesn't used is peed out.

Hope this helps!!
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Jen

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4/22/09 12:44 A

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I took B100 last month for just a few days. I didn't feel much a difference but the supplement made my pee turn bright green.

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3/5/09 1:20 P

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Thanks for the info. I'll give it a try!

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3/4/09 6:53 P

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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


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I started taking a seperate Vitamin B Complex (Twin Labs liquid) a few months ago. I too noticed a dramatic improvement in energy and mood - and weight loss.
Crissie

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11/3/08 4:43 A

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It is Vitamin B 12 that is known to help you get to sleep more quickly but all the B vits are good for you.

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11/2/08 11:17 P

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Thanks for the info!!

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11/2/08 9:49 P

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Congratulations. Maybe I'll try it. It's wonderful to hear you had this success.

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11/2/08 7:14 P

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I take it 2 - 3 times per week since my doctor told me I was taking too much a few years back.

I would also recommend anyone one taking medication to check with your doctor first to get his/her ok.

Wishing you all the best with getting in you sleep.





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11/2/08 5:27 P

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I will give this a try! Thanks for sharing the info!!

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11/2/08 4:35 P

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I'll definitely try this...thanks!!





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I will give it a try. emoticon

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11/2/08 4:30 P

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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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