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Methylcolbalamin and Adensylcobalamin at Same Time?

xks201

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Taking these 2 b12 derivatives at the same time would cause competitive inhibition, would it not? I would think they would possibly compete for the same receptor making taking both at the same time useless.
 

PeterPositive

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Where did you find evidence that they cause "competitive inhibition"?
As far as I understand it, they don't.

If you take any other form of non-active B12s such as Cyano-B12 or Hydroxy-B12 you will transform them into their active forms (unless there are methylation or enzymatic problems), so there doesn't seem to be much of a difference, and they would still compete. Only you're adding them directly instead of producing them from the inactive forms.

From what I have learned here and from other sources taking both forms of active B12 should be the best idea to refill your B12 tank, so to speak :)

Also, most of the active B complexes I have used did have both forms.
 

alex3619

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Competitive inhibition in this case is not really an issue. Yes, they might compete sometimes, but these have slightly different functions. Further, if they compete then a molecule is saved to work somewhere else. When the body permits competitive inhibit, and by permit I mean its evolved to not prevent it, then its often a good thing.
 

xks201

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I didn't say I had proof they did compete I was just asking if anyone knew if they did or not.