Vitamin B12 Patches
Vitamin B12 Patches
- A most effective human-active, bio available form of B-12
Many B-12 products contain Cyanocobalamin instead of Methylcobalamin, and experts advise that Cyanocobalamin will not help the majority of the human population. We have been able to obtain these new Vitamin B-12 patches, with Methylcobalamin!
These B-12 patches are more effective than any sublingual tablets or liquid B-12 supplements on the market. Not only is the B-12 in these patches bio-available, and all useable, compared to other B-12 supplements, they also provide 1000 mcgof superior Methylcobalamin (Active) B-12 and 400mcg Folic Acid per patch! This is an effective and unique transdermal technology, with no pills, no painful shots, and no sublingual’s. It's simple and easy to use and this is the method that we have found to provide maximum absorption compared to all other B-12 supplements.
· 8 Patches per Box, 1-2 Month Supply
· 1000 mcg of Superior, Methylcobalamin (Active) B-12 and 400mcg Folic Acid per Patch
· Unique Transdermal Technology, No Pills, No Painful Shots, No Sublingual’s
· Easy to use
· Maximum Absorption
News on Vitamin B12
The average non vegetarian stores between 2000 and 3000 picograms of B-12 per day. B-12 helps change homocysteine into methionine. When this does not happen, homocysteine levels increase, which recent research has associated heart disease and deterioration of the arteries and nerves.
There are a number of symptoms of B-12 deficiency,
· Low energy
· Nerve damage
· Tingling in the hands and feet
· Hyperactive reflexes
· Impaired memory
· Behavioural changes
If you follow a strict vegan diet that includes no sources of animal protein whatsoever, this could be dangerous. B-12 deficiency is extremely common in strict vegetarian and vegans, but many are unaware there’s a problem until it’s often too late. Even though vitamin B-12 can be stored in the liver, kidneys and other body tissues a deficiency may not show itself for a number or years.
“Based on the published studies from consistent research over the last decade, adequate vitamin B-12 status of vegans cannot be taken for granted. Pregnant women, nursing mother’s infants and small children are particularly vulnerable to B-12 shortages resulting in permanent damage”
You may think you can just eat a selection of plant foods that contain B-12 such as sea vegetables and fermented foods like tempeh and algae like spirulina and be just fine, But this is not the case because these foods contain B-12 analogs along with active B-12. The result is that eating these foods may ultimately make your B-12 levels worse.
Even if you do eat animal foods a supplement can be beneficial if your body’s ability to absorb the vitamin from food is compromised, which is especially prevalent as you age. When you get older the lining of your stomach gradually loses its ability to produce hydrochloric acid, which releases vitamin B-12 from your food. If you are over 50, its safe to assume you are not absorbing vitamin B -12 at an optimal level.
Who Is At Risk for Vitamin B-12 Deficiency?
1. Anyone on a strict vegetarian diet.
2. Anyone on Metformin (Glucophage).
3. Anyone on stomach medicines such as Prilosec, Prevacid, Protonix, Aciphex, Pepcid, Zantac, Tagamet etc.
4. Antibiotics can lower Vitamin B12 by interfering with the normal intestinal bacterial flora.
5. Anyone who has undergone stomach surgery.
6. Gastrointestinal disorders such as chronic pancreatitis, atrophic gastritis, small intestinal resection or bypass, gluten enteropathy, Crohn's disease and malignancy.
How Do I Know If I Am Low On Vitamin B-12?
Vitamin B12 deficiency often remains undiagnosed because physicians generally don't think of it as a possibility.
For example, when a diabetic patient complains of tingling in their feet, physicians do all the work-up to diagnose diabetic peripheral neuropathy. They then start you on drug treatment without checking your Vitamin B12 level, even if you are on metformin. In reality, peripheral neuropathy in diabetic patients on metformin is often due to two factors: diabetes itself and vitamin B12 deficiency.
If your vitamin B12 deficiency is mild, you may not have symptoms or you may not notice them. Some people may think they are just the result of growing older. As the anaemia gets worse, you may:
- Feel weak, tired, or lightheaded
- Have a sore, red tongue or bleeding gums
- Feel nauseous and lose weight
- Have diarrhoea or constipation
Vitamin B 12 deficiency can be diagnosed by a blood test.
A blood level of less than 400 pg/ml indicates Vitamin B12 deficiency. In clinical experience, patients do much better when their Vitamin B12 level is close to 1000 pg/ml.
We also stock 1000mcg sublingual tablets that dissolve under the tongue in Biovea brand