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 Post subject: Cyanocobalamin vs Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B-12)
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:27 pm 
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Is there really any difference between the two?

I've been taking a B-12 supplement for years (sublingual, Cyanocobalamin) but now I hear that it's much better to get your Vitamin B-12 from Methylcobalamin.

Anyone know the facts?


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 Post subject: Re: Cyanocobalamin vs Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B-12)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:33 am 
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Methyl doesn't have to be converted in the body before being used, but it also goes 'bad' quicker in the bottle. Also there isn't a great body of evidence showing methyl is useful for anyone but those that specifically have B12 digestion issues (pernicious anemia)....

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 Post subject: Re: Cyanocobalamin vs Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B-12)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:43 pm 
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Thanks, Fallen
I think I am going to switch to methyl since it's easier to digest and doesn't have any cyanide in it.


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 Post subject: Cyanocobalamin vs Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B-12)
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:41 pm 
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Another option is hydroxocobalamin injections, from a doctor or DIY. It's just a pin-prick, no need to find veins or anything. You can get the tiny needles + hydroxo at most pharmacies over-the-counter. Then there's no question about will I/won't I absorb B-12.

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