According to renowned Medical Medium Anthony William, virtually all of us have vitamin B12 deficiency today. Often we may simply not be aware of it, as a blood test taken during a health check may not indicate a deficiency. However, a blood test cannot detect whether B12 is being absorbed where it is needed or whether the nervous system is still suffering from a deficiency of the right type of vitamin B12.
So, despite a normal-looking test result, you may still be suffering from a neurological problem or other symptom suggestive of vitamin deficiency. So why do we need the right type of B12 and how can we keep our vitamin levels topped up? Let’s find out more!
What do we need vitamin B12 for?
The importance of vitamin B12 is often emphasised for vegetarians and vegans. But in fact, it is not just for vegetarians. In fact, vitamin B12 is crucial for absolutely every human body, regardless of dietary preference. B12 is responsible for the normal functioning of the nervous system, contributes to energy metabolism, ensures the normal functioning of the immune system and helps to prevent anaemia. Likewise, B12 is critical for the formation of blood platelets. However, not all forms of vitamin B12 are suitable.
How can you make the best choice for your health?
There are only two forms of vitamin B12 active in the human body: methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, and these should be used as a guide when making your choice. Different forms of B12 supplementation are also often seen in the form of cyanocobalamin, which is activated in the body but absorption of which is lacking. In addition to the basic ingredients, many supplements also contain bulking agents, flavourings, synthetic additives and a host of other additives that may not be beneficial from a health point of view. When choosing a food supplement, it is therefore important to always take a critical look at the list of ingredients, avoiding products whose composition tends to resemble Mendeleev’s table and always preferring a supplement based on active forms.
Prefer a liquid formulation
B12 can be found in a wide variety of forms, from powders to capsules and direct oral sprays. In some cases, even direct transfer of vitamin B12 into the blood is used. However, as the absorption of vitamin B12 starts in the mouth, it is recommended that the liquid form is preferred for best absorption. In this way, the vitamin is already absorbed by the body through the mucous membranes of the mouth and is more effective.
Advantages of methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin over the other forms
These are non-toxic and active forms of B12, which are highly absorbable and therefore more effective in providing the support the body needs. Methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalaminto are the only B12 coenzymes that are metabolically active in the body’s tissues. They are also natural (not synthetic) forms that are readily absorbed by the body.
Vitamin B12 is essential:
- for normal functioning of the nervous system;
- for normal metabolism of amino acids;
- to support the immune system;
- for the formation of blood platelets;
- for intestinal health;
- for energy production;
- to support cardiovascular health;
- to relieve fatigue and tiredness;
- to prevent anaemia;
- for alleviating anxiety, depression, bipolar and other neurological conditions.
When and how to use vitamin B12?
It is best to take vitamin B12 on an empty stomach first thing in the morning, mixed with a small amount of water or juice and held under the tongue for 20 seconds before swallowing. This way it is most absorbable. According to the recommendations of the Medical Medium, the minimum daily dose is at least 1 pipette, or 24-26 drops on average.
Where can I buy the right form of vitamin B12?
An active form of B12 awaits you in the range of Centralsun supplements. You will find two high-quality preparations in our online shop:
- UK-sourced Epigenetics B12 formulation, which is in liquid form.
- US-sourced organic Vimergy B12 supplement in liquid form, which also comes in two different sizes – 100ml and 30ml;
Both brands have undergone rigorous quality control and are 100% GMO free with no unnecessary additives or alcohol.
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