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Effective methylcobalamin brands

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by Beyond, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. Beyond

    Beyond Juice Me Up, Scotty!!!

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    I think I have never tried methylcobalamin. No, really, was on the verge these years but for some reason did not. Cannot say why, its dirt cheap. I know folks here are updated about what brands do work and which are gunk. The supplement industry sells a lot of crap, you need to be well researched, I know this very well. I tried to search a bit but the threads I saw are old. Apparently the Enzymathic Therapy one is the best according to those though.

    Can someone help me out with this vitaminic conundrum? Sorry if this was asked recently.
     
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    ahmo Senior Member

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    Yes. Also Country Life 5000mcg. However, some haven't had as good results w/ CL as I have. Possibly my mouth is drier, it lasts for well over an hour before dissolving.
     
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    I am another dissatisfied Country Life user... which I really didn't expect. I was looking for a good 5000mcg B12 and CL was particularly interesting because they only use xylitol as sugar, very little additives, no magnesium stearate, no citric acid.

    The first test was disappointing because the lozenges disappear in your mouth in seconds and I definitely didn't get the "kick" I usually got from other 5000 sublinguals.

    Then I tried the "between cheek and gum" approach for some time, again I didn't feel any effect but I kept going with those until after 3 weeks all sorts of symptoms had returned: irritability, pain in lower extremities, bad mood etc...

    I finally decided to switch back to Source Natural's and voilĂ ... immediate effect, bad mood gone almost the first day, and pain slowly went away after the first week of switching.

    There is a definite and clear effect that I get when a lozenge works for me: pain lowers, brain fog dissipates and mood raises almost immediately. When that doesn't happen the supplement doesn't work, at least for me.

    Solgar 5K and Source Naturals 5K both work great.

    cheers

    ETA: Enzymatic Therapy also works great but for the dosages I need I can't suck candies all day, plus there's too much sugar. Last year it definitely helped the worsening of my gut dysbiosis, probably because they use too much fructose.
     
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    Thinktank Senior Member

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    I find B12 sublinguals inferior to injections, but hey that's my experience.

    Why not try subcutane B12 injections for a while? Its available OTC at your place.
     
  5. Beyond

    Beyond Juice Me Up, Scotty!!!

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    Thanks for the info. My sister is a nurse, I will ask her about it. Of course I have seen her administering B-tamin injections to my grandmother, and felt envious lol, but never thought about getting it myself. I think is not methylcobalamin though, when I checked it I believe it was the prosaic cyanocobalamin.

    And I am a coward for needles...
     
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  6. Beyond

    Beyond Juice Me Up, Scotty!!!

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    Probably gonna go with the Solgar one, I like their crystal bottles! :D
     
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    Thinktank Senior Member

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    Ofcourse, i always forget that most people have an aversion against needles.
    For me it has become routine, i just dab the thing in and it's done.

    SC injection never really bothered me but i was a total pussy when i had to do my first intramusculair injection.
    I think i stuck myself with the needle 10 times before downing the plunger in fear of injecting the stuff right into my bloodstream.
     
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    Beyond Juice Me Up, Scotty!!!

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    Intramuscular is rough man, I remember those shots in the butt of Metoclopramide, that hurted.

    Of course, I am willing to eat a cactus to improve my symptoms, if I could I would inject myself Melatonin nightly for example...
     
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