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Vitamin B-12 Value Size Softgel, 1000 mcg

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Had to choose "other delivery options" and clip $1 coupon. $2.89 for me with S&S 15% AC.
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cynocobalamine.... go for one with methylcobalmine.
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at just over $3 can't hurt TU
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cynocobalamine.... go for one with methylcobalmine.
If you're going to recommend better options, something more important is sublingual vs swallowing a capsule. B-12 is poorly absorbed from the GI tract. Transmucosal absorption under the tongue greatly enhances the absorption and therefore blood levels. The B-12 I dispense for IM administration is cyanocobalamine, if this tells you which factor is more important.
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how much do these usually run for?
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If you're going to recommend better options, something more important is sublingual vs swallowing a capsule. B-12 is poorly absorbed from the GI tract. Transmucosal absorption under the tongue greatly enhances the absorption and therefore blood levels. The B-12 I dispense for IM administration is cyanocobalamine, if this tells you which factor is more important.
Ummmm. So are these good and worth it?
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Quote from hapollo View Post :
cynocobalamine.... go for one with methylcobalmine.
Costco's Kirkland brand has methylcobalmine.
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very poor manufacturer. if any of you have deficiencies that require a certain dosage of supplement, for example pernicious anemia, I definitely would not advise this brand. If you have any friends who are physicians, there is a brand by the name of DC, ask him or her to place an order for you (if of course they advise that you need the particular supplement, but be advised the price is at least seven to 10 times this brands; but there is a justified reason for that. this is a decent fined if you're not in "need" of the particular supplement
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Quote from sleepyrx View Post :
If you're going to recommend better options, something more important is sublingual vs swallowing a capsule. B-12 is poorly absorbed from the GI tract. Transmucosal absorption under the tongue greatly enhances the absorption and therefore blood levels. The B-12 I dispense for IM administration is cyanocobalamine, if this tells you which factor is more important.
There are sublingual lozenges that are methylcobalmine, I've seen many varieties.
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Quote from MR_FLY_GUY View Post :
Ummmm. So are these good and worth it?
Nature Made is an excellent brand. It's definitely worth the money, this is very cheap, especially for a quality brand like this. If you're taking it, just to take it, these are fine. If there's a reason why you're taking B-12 (ie. MD said to, you have a condition that it helps, helps another product such as SAM-E work, then I would skip this, and go with sublingual or IM, depending). I contemplated purchasing these at this price, and would have squirted the liquid inside under my tongue (but, I like the cherry taste of the lozenges)

Quote from Anatomical_artist View Post :
very poor manufacturer. if any of you have deficiencies that require a certain dosage of supplement, for example pernicious anemia, I definitely would not advise this brand. If you have any friends who are physicians, there is a brand by the name of DC, ask him or her to place an order for you (if of course they advise that you need the particular supplement, but be advised the price is at least seven to 10 times this brands; but there is a justified reason for that. this is a decent fined if you're not in "need" of the particular supplement
Nature Made is an excellent brand. As a pharmacist, I recommend it all the time. It's USP certified (US Pharmacopoeia) for their standards [and it was actually the first company to be]. Most vitamins are not USP certified, and therefore, you get what you pay for with vitamins/ supplements, since they are not regulated by the FDA, unlike over the counter medications. If you have a medical condition which requires a certain vitamin, such as B-12, I would recommend Nature Made (or the other quality manufacturers stated below), but not the dosage form in which this product is formulated (oral capsules), I would recommend sublingual lozenges, or RX B-12 IM injections, depending on condition and severity.

There was a study years ago for the supplement SAM-E, as it's an expensive product (both for production and consumer price). Many companies did not sell what they advertised. They either had less of the ingredient than stated, or none at all. The exceptions that actually sold what they stated were: Nature Made, GNC, Solgar, and a few others.

As a pharmacist, the vitamin brands I recommend, are Solgar. GNC, Twin Labs and Nature Made, in that order (Subsequently, these are the brands that I use myself). For single entity products, I will recommend all 4 interchangeably (since you get what it states). But, for proprietary formulation products like multivitamins, that's where my recommendations change, and will prefer the more expensive brands like Solgar ($50+ for a 3 month supply of V-2000 multivitamins)

Pretty much anything you find at a Walgreen's/CVS, I won't buy/recommend/ or take myself, with the exception of Nature Made. Their store brands, and Nature Bounty, I have never recommended, since with vitamins, you get what you pay for (unlike generic OTC medications, which are regulated by the FDA)

Quote from RivieX View Post :
There are sublingual lozenges that are methylcobalmine, I've seen many varieties.
I never said that it wasn't. I was simply implying that dosage form is the most important factor for B-12 absorption/blood levels (IM>SL>PO) [intramuscular injection > under the tongue > swallowing]
If I was given the choice side by side, of sublingual cyanocobalamine and sublingual methylcobalamine, I would choose methylcobalamine, but I wouldn't go to another store to purchase it. I have no medical need to. If I did, I would end up going with the IM injections instead.
The B-12 dispensed in pharmacies by prescription for B-12 IM injections is cyanocobalamine, I was using this as a reference to the fact that cyanocobalamine is still a perfectly fine product to take, and it's the ingredient in the B-12 SL lozenges I take myself.
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