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Vitamin B12

Posted by
Harry on February 19, 2001 at 08:05:46:

Dumb question for the board: Can vitamin B12 be taken, i.e., ingested and utilized, via a vitamin supplement. I remember reading a few years ago that it has to be injected. Thanks for all input........



Re: Vitamin B12

Posted by d.d. on February 19, 2001 at 13:30:40:

In Reply to: Vitamin B12 posted by Harry on February 19, 2001 at 08:05:46:

If you're really sick, and your doctor prescribes it, then by injection.

If you're blood type A, then take as sublingual tablets, under your tongue in the Methylcobalamin form. I use "Now Brain". This method is done because type A's have little stomach acid with which to digest B-12.

Otherwise, take it in a mult-vitamin supplement.

And everyone should eat foods rich in this vitamin, some are eggs, brewers yeast, certain vegetables, certain fish, and red meat(if you are allowed that).

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Re: Vitamin B12

Posted by Vince F on February 19, 2001 at 15:54:46:

In Reply to: Vitamin B12 posted by Harry on February 19, 2001 at 08:05:46:

Harry,

B-12 only needs to be injected if you don't absorb it. They
say there is an Intrinsic Factor that needs to be present
for absorption though I never heard what it is. I have
heard that Calcium was needed to be present for absorption.
A friend just told me that the I F comes from a area in the
intestines and if that has been removed you need to get the
shots.

VF



Re: Vitamin B12

Posted by Cloud on February 19, 2001 at 17:22:35:

In Reply to: Re: Vitamin B12 posted by Vince F on February 19, 2001 at 15:54:46:

My doctor has me take Metagenics Intrinsi B12/Folate (with intrinsic factor). It can be ordered from NEEDS 1-800-634-1380.



Re: Vitamin B12

Posted by R. on February 19, 2001 at 17:34:09:

In Reply to: Vitamin B12 posted by Harry on February 19, 2001 at 08:05:46:

Sublingual forms are said to be good. One product I heard on the radio contains B12/B6/Folic acid. This is for the heart, to reduce/prevent high homocysteine level.
You can order it at 888-247-4788. Costs $24.95 + $4 S/H for one month.

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Re: Vitamin B12

Posted by Sally on February 19, 2001 at 17:36:28:

In Reply to: Vitamin B12 posted by Harry on February 19, 2001 at 08:05:46:

A friend of mine suffers from pernicious anemia (she lacks that intrinsic factor) so had to take B-12 shots but doctors have changed the protocol and she takes B-12 pills and seems to do alright. I like the sublingual B-12's sold by Trader Joe's if you are near one. You put them under your tongue and they dissolve.



Re: Vitamin B12

Posted by Vince F on February 20, 2001 at 00:21:54:

In Reply to: Re: Vitamin B12 posted by Cloud on February 19, 2001 at 17:22:35:

Cloud,

That is interesting and I was Low on B-12 and folate which
probably cause my damage but seem to be absorbing or
utilizing now but would like to be sure. My friend whose
dad has prenicous anemia and told me about the intestine
surgery problem mentioned the need for shots or sublingual
B-12 when we don't absorb it and that the stomach acid
causes a problem and trying to remember how and wondering
how that would affect oral suppliments ??

VF



Re: Vitamin B12

Posted by Vince F on February 20, 2001 at 00:27:27:

In Reply to: Re: Vitamin B12 posted by Sally on February 19, 2001 at 17:36:28:


When I was trying to sort out my problems and figured B-12
was one of them and my Dr balked at giving me B-12 shots
and told me One was enough though I got him to give me 4 I
tried different B-12 pills and sometimes let them disolve
under my tongue but when I accidentally took calcium with
one I saw results fast and my vision got sharper and 6 mo
later i heard that calcium was needed to absorb it.

VF

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Hey, look -- Harry and Sally! :) nmi

Posted by R. on February 20, 2001 at 02:27:12:

In Reply to: Re: Vitamin B12 posted by Sally on February 19, 2001 at 17:36:28:





Re: Vitamin B12

Posted by Sally on February 20, 2001 at 14:34:20:

In Reply to: Re: Vitamin B12 posted by Vince F on February 20, 2001 at 00:21:54:

A sublingual tablet is made to bypass the stomach. Goes directly into the bloodstream I think.

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**snicker** nmi

Posted by LT on February 20, 2001 at 22:59:53:

In Reply to: Hey, look -- Harry and Sally! :) nmi posted by R. on February 20, 2001 at 02:27:12:


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I believe....

Posted by LT on February 20, 2001 at 23:20:31:

In Reply to: Re: Vitamin B12 posted by Sally on February 19, 2001 at 17:36:28:

that many that are B12 deficient probably are suffering from leaky gut syndrome, and therefore do need the injections for full efficacy.



Re: Vitamin B12

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 21, 2001 at 08:46:34:

In Reply to: Vitamin B12 posted by Harry on February 19, 2001 at 08:05:46:

Hi, Harry.

It used to be that your body had to produce "intrinsic factor", something the stomach lining normally does, for B12 to be absorbed orally. However, now the nasal spray or sublingual applications available bypass that normal way by going directly into the blood stream.

Hope this answers your question.

Walt

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Re: I believe....

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 21, 2001 at 08:48:09:

In Reply to: I believe.... posted by LT on February 20, 2001 at 23:20:31:

Thanks, LT.

The loss of intrinsic factor is an early sign of LGS.

Namaste`

Walt

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Re: Vitamin B12 (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 21, 2001 at 08:48:51:

In Reply to: Vitamin B12 posted by Harry on February 19, 2001 at 08:05:46:

Hi, Harry.

It used to be that your body had to produce "intrinsic factor", something the stomach lining normally does, for B12 to be absorbed orally. However, now the nasal spray or sublingual applications available bypass that normal way by going directly into the blood stream.

Hope this answers your question.

Walt

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Re: Vitamin B12

Posted by
Harry on February 21, 2001 at 09:38:58:

In Reply to: Vitamin B12 posted by Harry on February 19, 2001 at 08:05:46:

Thank you everyone for the enlightening input. Oh yeah, Harry and Sally forever!

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