So I am in a bit of quandary. I've been hearing a lot about B12 lately and I decided to get my levels check, only to find out my insurance won't cover it and the only place that will do it in my city is in a private clinic, which means its out of my budget. Now I have heard some people say to just take B12 supplements and see if they feel different. If the person feels better than they were deficient. Well, since you cant overdose on B12 (or so I hear), I wondering if this approach was worth it. Does anyone have an perspective on this?
Question 2: I live in Turkey, and there isn't much a vitamin culture here. Consequently I cant seem to find methylcobalamin here. I have found cyanocobalamin at GNC for about $27 for 90 1000 mcg tablets. I may have another cyanocabalamin sub-lingual equivalent from Solgar for about $19. Does anyone have any experience with cyanocobalamin? And more specifically with these brands. I hear cyanocobalimin isn't absorbed as well as methyl. So any thoughts on if this is worth it?
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How is it irresponsible to keep yourself safe from b12 deficiency, an epidemic among vegans???
Let my rephrase my question, as I have done a bit more research now. The only B12 in my country is cyanocobalamin. I was wondering, what is a better option, to take cyanocobalamin in either a tablet or sublingual, or to do absolutely nothing?
Actually I'm not sure if I'm deficient, but I definitely have experience some symptoms. I tried to go get tested but found out my insurance doesn't cover it, and that it's very expensive to test for. So I saw one guru say online to just try it, and it if you few better than before in a few days than it was probably because of a deficiency. And since you cant over dose on B12 I figure I give it go and see if it makes a difference.
I think sublingual is better.
But tablets are okay too. I would take vitamin b12 twice a day (tablets, sublingual or by tooth paste if you can find it).
B12 toothpaste, really? I would never have imagined that! I live in Turkey, where I can't even find any form of methylcobalamine, so B12 toothpaste, forget about it! lol. But sounds interesting.
Supplement dunno why some people here recommend to risk being deficient for no reason. b12 deficiency is a vegan epidemic Don't even test just take them better safe than sorry.
I don't but at least if i ever do get a b12 deficiency I will know its an absorption problem and not an intake problem
Where did you find Solgar? I'm pretty sure they make a methylcobalamin in sublingual form. The place that carried it may be able to special order it for you OR special order you another brand.
You're right, they do make a sublingual methylcobalamin, but is not available in Turkey. :(
My opinion is that anything other than intramuscular shots of methyl, hydroxy or cyano are a waste of time and money.
Testing is expensive and can be time wasting. Anyone can give emselves a vitamin shot in the deltoid. 7 year old diabetic kids do it with insulin many times per day.
Here in Thailand all the cyclist and kick boxers do cyanocobalamin shots. They work. They are used in weight loss clinics here too.