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is it ok to dissolve b12 behind lower lip instead of upper lip?

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by Rlman, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Rlman

    Rlman Senior Member

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    is it ok to dissolve b12 behind lower lip instead of upper lip?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. foenix

    foenix

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    Hi Rlman, I prefer to upper lip and under the tongue.
    I have tried the two modalities and honestly I cannot feel a difference. My B12 serum levels went up pretty quickly with sublingual method which means that they get absorbed, and I very much prefer this way as I don't want to keep all that sugar in my mouth for too long. I use Source Naturals methyl-B12 (5mg) and Enzymatic Therapy's (1mg), they both dissolve in around 25-30min, if I keep them...
     
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  3. Rlman

    Rlman Senior Member

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    ok great @foenix . I did not know those brands dissolve so slowly sublinguly.
     
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  4. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    yes. you can tuck them anywhere.
     
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  5. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Just be aware that B12 tablets have caused cavities in the teeth close to where the tablets dissolve. For a while I tucked a B12 tablet behind my upper lip, then shortly after doing this for a month or so I developed a cavity at the front of my upper front tooth. Then I switched to my lower lip so that gravity would draw the dissolved tablet downward away from my teeth. Then I realized it wasn't worth risking any more cavities to be dissolving tablets next to my gums.

    There is a thread somewhere here warning people about the dangers of dissolving B12 tablets next to your gums.

    FWIW, I don't believe there's any benefit to taking b12 this way. I've read that the B12 molecule is too large to be absorbed sublingually anyway. All that's happening is that it's trickling down to your stomach where it's absorbed.

    Whatever method you prefer for taking B12 is your choice, but you should be aware of the risks.
     
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  6. Kina

    Kina

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    Best absorption is under the tongue but as CFS_for_19_years said, the molecule might be too big for absorption.
     
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  7. L'engle

    L'engle moogle

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    Whichever teeth you don't like, dissolve it near them. The tablets all have added sweetener and will wear down the enamel pretty badly. I used to have nice teeth. :(

    And it does dissolve this way. I don't want to get into a debate about it.
     
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    I use the Country Life, but it dissolves quite fast compared to the Enzys (sometimes just a few minutes). Keeping stationary, & not eating or drinking, prolong the dissolution period.

    I'm getting small cavities too. Thanks for the idea - might switch to under-the-tongue.
     
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  9. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    If this is the case then why do so many people have success with transdermal b12? If anything, a mucousal membrane should be better than skin
     
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  10. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    Good point.
     
  11. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Senior Member

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    Not saying im any authority on the matter, just wondering
     
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