High Quality B12

acrosstheveil

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emailed b12oils.com and asked as a simple question about what kind of oil they use as I have an allergy to olive oil and the guy was a complete asshole about it. would not recommend ordering from there. any other places to get high quality b12 without xylitol?
 

CSMLSM

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I know you are looking for supplements but have you considered eating liver, it is a great natural source of B12.

I had severe B12 deficiency and had problems getting the doctor to listen and test me. I tested my theory that I was B12 deficient by eating 2-3 meals a week of lambs liver for a month or so and it improved my symptoms (about 10years ago).
When I went back to the doctor (GP) I demanded a test. I was deficient still but the lambs liver definitely worked well. I had dementia type symptoms and the liver made me more capable of challenging the doctor.

I recommend hydroxo and methyl and to avoid cyano Cobalamin. Tablets are ok if you do not have issues absorbing but many who are deficient I think find they struggle to absorb from what I remember. If intramuscular is available it is most effective and you do not need to worry about the complicated way Cobalamin (B12) is absorbed. It is the largest and hardest vitamin to absorb I believe.
 
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B12 only exists naturally in animal products. The synthetic form of B12 (Cyanocobalamin contains Cyanide) found in B12 supplements is made for vegetarians - since they must supplement in order to get it. The synthetic form must be converted by our bodies into the two B12 forms we require: Methylcobalamin and Adenosylcobalamin - see: The Four Types of Vitamin B12: Which One Is Right for You?

So if you want high quality B12, it is best sourced from animal based foods where it occurs in the form the body requires. Foods containing the highest amount are animal livers - rich in iron, copper, the B vitamins and preformed vitamin A.
 

CSMLSM

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B12 only exists naturally in animal products. The synthetic form of B12 (Cyanocobalamin contains Cyanide) found in B12 supplements is made for vegetarians - since they must supplement in order to get it. The synthetic form must be converted by our bodies into the two B12 forms we require: Methylcobalamin and Adenosylcobalamin - see: The Four Types of Vitamin B12: Which One Is Right for You?

So if you want high quality B12, it is best sourced from animal based foods where it occurs in the form the body requires. Foods containing the highest amount are animal livers - rich in iron, copper, the B vitamins and preformed vitamin A.
Nice addition to my post :)
 

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There are many other pharmacies who do this as well.

As for B12 supplements, I trust Thorne Research, Seeding Health, and Designs for Health. They are careful with ingredients, both for purity and quality. They also have formulations with other cofactors needed to make B12 work.

I agree about not trusting the B12 oils guy, having gone around and around with him myself and having him not acknowledge it respond to specifics that contradicted his world view.
 

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The two top places I recommend to get B12 is Global Healing and Vimergy. Cleanest that I know of and the right forms of B12 in my opinion.