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Swanson Ultra Methylcobalamin Vitamin B12

Discussion in 'Detox: Methylation; B12; Glutathione; Chelation' started by Arizona, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Arizona

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  2. pela

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    I tried that brand and felt absolutely nothing, even when I took ten at a time.
    I still like Webber Naturals Methylcobalamin. Anyone else tried it yet?
  3. L'engle

    L'engle moderate ME

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    I didn't think much of the webber. Maybe if you only need a small amount it's worthwhile but I saw almost nothing from it.
  4. Arizona

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    Ah that's disappointing! It's really hard to find one that was as good as Jarrow. I wish Enzymatic Therapy did a 5000 mcg lozenge. That would solve all my problems.
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    Mij Senior Member

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    I've written their company and requested that they make 5000mcg and include more tablets per bottle. They thanked me for the suggestion.
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    Seriously. They use this huge plastic bottle, with enough tablets to barely cover the bottom. It's ridiculous. Hope they take your suggestions.
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    I used to get palpitations from Jarrow 5mg. and I still get palpitations from Jarrow 5mg. Have you tried it lately? I think the "quality" concerns were a bit overblown, tbh, except perhaps in people who require huge amounts beyond 5-10mg a day.
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    Sherlock bicarb for exercise recovery and taming candida

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    Is it usual to feel some effect? Or only for those with a pronounced deficiency?
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    I got nothing from the Webber product, either, other than headaches. I may try Jarrow again even though there's no question in my mind that it's effectiveness nosedived somewhere around Spring of 2012.
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    I have not tried Swanson. I have tried life extension m12. It set me BACK a month. I wouldn't recommend it. Enzymatic is still IMO the best....FOR MYSELF and my issues.
    Happy Healing
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    cph13 Senior Member

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    Hi Sherlock, I've had friends take Enzymatic m12 and so far everyone has had some sort of pleasant effect. No pronounced deficiency is necessary.
    Have a great day!
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  12. pela

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    So funny. I still get euphoria just about every time I take Webber B12. Either we are all different or I don't know what I'm talking about!
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    There's a thread about Jarrow's drop in quality. People can read through it and decide for themselves:
    http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/jarrow-did-it-change.18154/

    Swanson's was on sale for half price so I bought a bottle. On sale it was 10 times cheaper (per mg) than Enzymatic Therapy. Maybe I'll try comparing it to Enzymatic Therapy since I have both, but I'm mostly taking hydroxy at the moment. I just started methylfolate (and also Buhner's Lyme protocol) so I'm not going to do any other tests right now.
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    LaurieL Senior Member

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    I have tried the swansons. To me, it reminds me of what Freddd cautioned, improper handling of methyl b and it will turn into hydroxy. It tastes and smells like hydroxy to me.
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    Solgar 5000 seems good to me..
  16. Arizona

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    I have to rely on other people to tell me which brand is the best as I am not in any way sensitive to b12. Which is weird because when I was first tested by my doctor my b12 was very low at 52.
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  18. Arizona

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    It is a low level! When I first found this site I thought all my problems were solved. However, I've been on Fred's protocol for over a year now and I still get terrible brain fog and tiredness.

    Thanks for the link to your thread. I will check it out.
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    arx Senior Member

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    Same here. Some of my symptoms improved with B12..many didn't. Even I am stuck ...
  20. Lotus97

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    Since hydroxocobalamin is significantly more expensive (per mg) than Swanson's methylcobalamin I'd have to say that's a pretty sweet deal (if it were actually true). Maybe the quality is degraded somehow, but I don't know how it could turn into hydroxocobalamin. And I also don't know how you could tell by smelling or tasting it since pretty much every brand adds flavors to their sublingual lozenges.

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