Hydroxocobalamin vs Methylcobalamin vs Cyanocobalamin

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With the health and nutrition awareness today there are more and more men and women looking into vitamin supplements. But a lot of people don’t understand that there are several different forms of supplements and different ways to take them as well. Here we have put together a set of three different forms of vitamin B12. Below you will learn about the three different forms of vitamin B12. All of which are available through prescription.

Cyanocobalamin- This is a muscular injection, and this is one that is for some people but clearly not for everyone. For those needing the injection for a deficiency this is not the best option of the three as it offers the least amount of discomfort. For those whom are healthy and want the extra boost, this is your best choice.

Hydroxocobalamin- This is for those who are need the vitamin for basic survival and you will might this in the hospital through an IV and supervision by a doctor. This vitamin IS available in the United States on a limited basis but is extremely popular world wide. This particular version of B12 is recommended by the WHO (World Health Organization).

Methylcobalamin- this can be given a few different ways and is the most common or popular form of Vitamin B12. When injected into the muscle it can be rather uncomfortable. This is a common prescription that is handed out for those who are smokers. Continue reading

Hydroxocobalamin Now Available in the US

Hydroxocobalamin is a form of B12 Injection that has a longer half life than Cyano, converts to methyl B12 when injected and is actually used to treat cyanide poisoning.

The product is approved by the WHO (World Health Organization) as a treatment for b12 deficiencies and is one of the preferred products for those that suffer from pernicious anemia.

Vitamin b12 is important for proper nerve function, red blood cell formation, digestion and absorption and is known to help with mood issues. Anyone interested in Hydroxocobalamin can find it >>HERE<<

 

 

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Are There Any B12 Injection Side Effects?

Vitamin B12 is safe for most people when taken by mouth or when the injectable product is used correctly. Overall, B-12 is a great choice to boost one’s energy, attitude and health.

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There are quite a few side effects that patients may experience from injections of vitamin B12. The more common side effects include: mild diarrhea; upset stomach; nausea; a feeling of pain and a warm sensation at the site of the injection; a feeling, or a sense, of being swollen over the entire body; Headaches; and Joint pain. If any of these side effects become severe or troublesome, make your doctor aware. I personally have been taking injectable B12 for over a month and have none of these side effects or the one’s listed below. I also have many colleagues that take B12 injections and also have no problems with side effects. But it is important to make the that you as the consumer know of all possibilities.

Vitamin B12 injections can result in serious side effects. Although this is a relatively rare occurrence, anyone taking vitamin B12 injections should be aware of the possibility. Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects; a rapid heartbeat; heart palpitations; chest pain; a feeling of tightness in the chest; rapid weight gain; muscle weakness; muscle pain; muscle cramps; a feeling of extreme thirst; frequent urination; leg pain; a sense of confusion; numbness; dizziness; a tingling sensation; difficulty breathing; difficulty swallowing; shortness of breath with mild exertion or when lying down; unusual coughing; unusual wheezing; a feeling of extreme tiredness or fatigue; swelling of the extremities including hands, arms, lower legs, feet or ankles; redness, pain or a feeling of warmth in one leg; tenderness or swelling in one leg; a red skin color on the face; a red skin color anywhere on the body; hives; itching and any kind of a skin rash. Again, if any of these side effects become severe or troublesome, make your doctor aware immediately.

So, as it mentions above B-12 injection side effects are very rare but it is good to know all the information pertaining to what you are putting in your body. I know for me, I have been happier, healthier and stronger due to injecting B12 two times per week. I would never go back. However, it is you decision to weight the pros and cons.

Reference:

www.wikipedia.com

www.vitamins.lovetoknow.com

www.livestrong.com

 

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Protein May Hold the Key in Vitamin B12 Metabolism

Discovery of transport protein may solve b12 deficiency puzzle.

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A study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Swiss National Science Foundation, and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft may have uncovered one of the causes of a vitamin b12 deficiency.

Millions of people around the world suffer from a deficiency of vitamin b12, most of the time the causes are simply a lack of b12 in the diet, other times it is a result of alcoholism or other conditions like Chron’s disease. The only way to treat a b12 deficiency is either to treat the underlying condition, changing of the diet to include more b12 rich foods or to take vitamin b12 shots.

Researches recently discovered that there is another potential cause for a b12 deficiency, a mutation of the transport protein now known as ABCD4. Researchers found that there was a protein involved in the uptake of available b12 within the cells. If ABCD4 is mutated it affects the ability for the body to process and use the vitamin.

One researcher, Matthias Baumgartner of Zurich’s University Children’s Hospital, says “We were also able to compensate for the genetic mutation by adding an intact ABCD4 protein to the patients’ cells, thus allowing the vitamin to be properly integrated into the cells.”

What this means is that potentially there could be an effective treatment for those that are suffering from b12 absorption issues which leads to a deficiency by adding the fully functioning protein to the patient.

Vitamin b12 is a water soluble vitamin that is primarily available in meat products. Those on strict vegan or vegetarian diets may suffer from a lack of the vitamin. B12 is a powerful anti-oxidant that supports the neurological process, the formation of red blood cells and is known to increase metabolism. People who suffer from a b12 deficiency may find themselves at risk of stroke, anemia, lack of energy, depression, dementia and psychosis.

You can buy b12 shots for a great price here.

 

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Who Should Be Adding Vitamin B12 To Their Diet?

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Who should be adding vitamin B 12 to their diet?

Well, first let me tell you a little about this vitamin.  Vitamin B12 is a large complex vitamin that requires “intrinsic factor” be present in the small intestine, just above the colon, in order for it to be utilized. It is found in many foods such as; eggs, cheeses like mozzarella, Parmesan, and Swiss, shellfish like clams and mussels, caviar, fish, crabs, lobster, milk and beef. It is critical in the formation of red blood cells. There is also no risk of overdose of this vitamin; it has no upper limit in dosing.

A deficiency of this vitamin can mimic some symptoms of alzheimers disease, causing memory loss, dementia, irritability, depression and dizziness. Deficiencies can cause mood swings, impaired brain function, tingling, and numbness. Anemia can also result from a deficiency in vitamin B12.

Now, to answer the initial question…. Who should be adding vitamin B12 to their diet? Anyone who has a risk factor of Alzheimers, Dementia, Anemia, Diabetes, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Heart disease, or Pernicious anemia. Another group of people who should be adding vitamin B12 is Vegans. Those who are on Vegan diets limit dairy and beef from they’re diet. (A main source of vitamin B12.) Also, the elderly population may find need in b12. As an aging person, over 50 there is a reduction of stomach acids which are necessary to allow B12 to break free from proteins that they bind too and be ready to be absorbed by the body. Low levels of b12 can create neurological issues. People also take B12 for the “energy” that they feel from taking it. This is due to the production of red blood cells. Basically, Vitamin B12 is a good supplement for everyone to add to their supplement regimen.  Of course, you should have your levels checked by your physician and then come up with an appropriate treatment plan for you.

As always, get 6-8hours of quality sleep, drink plenty of water and try to get quality foods in your diet. When choosing meats, go for the trimmer cuts and remove the excess fats before cooking. Be consistent with your supplements. Good Luck!!!

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12 Benefits Of B12 For The Elderly

Why would an elderly person need to begin a regimen of Vitamin B12 injections?

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For maximum absorption of B12, an injection is the guaranteed way to absorb the most of this supplement. Vitamin B12 is a large molecule vitamin that requires intrinsic factor to be present in the small intestine (just before the colon) in order for its absorption. It is difficult for the body to utilize this vitamin when taken orally. If you are needle shy, you may opt for the intra-nasal option, however, the injection is still the most efficient. Lack of proper absorption or lack of intake of Vitamin B12 can cause a variety of “issues” in the body. Some of those issues can remain undetected for long periods of time and even result in pernicious anemia. Here is a list of medical issues that ALL have vitamin B12 deficiency as a common factor. As an elderly person, getting a regular treatment of B12 is beneficial to lessen the effects of these issues. Here they are:

Alzheimers, an aging related issue

Dementia

Cognitive decline in memory or total memory loss (aging)

Depression (common in the elderly)

MS

Cancer

Cardiovascular disease

Reduces Stroke risk, a common occurrence in elderly people

Aids in forming new red blood cells

Aids in myelin formation to protect nerve cells

Reduces Chronic Fatigue

Reduces Anxiety, common with the elderly

 

Vitamin B12 can be used to return an aging person to a life of better living. With the benefits proven to help with neurological disorders and deficiencies, that overly fatigued elderly person can regain the pep in their step.  Along with a regained sense of energy, B12 can reduce anxiety and depression that is often associated with aging. Memory can be assisted with treatment of this supplement as well. Who wouldn’t want a little help with basic memory retention? Go get your levels checked. You don’t have to worry about taking too much B12 either, it has no ceiling for dosing.  Start yourself on a B12 regimen today. Remember get 6-8 hours of quality sleep and drink plenty of water. You also want to add stretching to your daily exercise routine, keep your muscles healthy and pliable. Always remain consistent with your supplements. Good Luck!!

 

 

 

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The Differences between Oral, Sublingual, and B12 Injections

In limited studies it has been documented that Vitamin B12 in doses of 2000mcg taken orally daily and thereafter taken weekly, then thereafter monthly CAN be as effective as injections of 1000mcg of injectable form vitamin B12. (pubmed.gov) From this study group and others it appears that the fragile compound of Vitamin B12 is not entirely damaged in oral form. However, in comparison to the injection, it is about a 50% less potent than taking an injections. I am guessing this is good news for those of you who are needle apprehensive.

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Absorption of B12 takes place in the small intestine, right before the colon, absorption requires “intrinsic factor” which is secreted by the stomach. Hydrochloric acid is also required to split the molecule. Therefore, it is thought by many that a sublingual B12 cannot be absorbed due to the lack of strength in acid in the mouth (saliva) as well as a possible missing “intrinsic factor.” It is thought that instead of the needle, go for the nasal mist B12.  Otherwise known as intra-nasal. (doctoryourself.com)

Injection form of Vitamin B12 is often prescribed for many different types of issues. It is used in treatment plans for Lou Gehrigs Disease, Alzheimers, MS, Lyme Disease, ringing in the ears, sleep disorders, and heart disease. The injection form is a guaranteed way to get the most out of this large moleculed substance. There is no upper limit of dose of B12 either.

The benefits of b12 injections is that they can be taken once or twice per week, they are effective almost immediately since it does not undergo digestion, the entire dose is used by the body and depending on the type of b12 shots you buy (methyl or cyano) the cost can actually turn out cheaper than buying oral vitamins.

There are the differences options which should give enough information to make the decision. Either way, get 6-8 hours of quality sleep a night, drink plenty of water, and be consistent with your supplements. Good Luck!!

 

 

 

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Where and How to Give A Vitamin B12 Injection

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Giving yourself an injection can be scary unless you know how to properly give one. First of all, you need to clean the area of injection with an alcohol swab. For vitamin B12, you would want to inject in the upper thigh. The upper thigh is a great spot for an injection because of the amount of muscle and fat under the skin. This helps with the utilization of B12. The spot is located in the middle of the thigh about 6-8 inches from the crease of your leg. You can also do injections in the buttocks, if that is agreeable with your physician. The outer hip area is good as well. Some opt for a deltoid or upper arm injection site. Whichever you choose, be certain to clean the area prior to injecting and clean your hands; you may also wear gloves. This prevents any infection at the injection site.

How to inject the supplement: First, it is recommended you practice injecting an orange. Oranges represent the toughness of the muscle tissue and teach you how much force is needed to puncture the area. Next, prepare the injection. Remove the vial of B12 and disinfect the top of the vial to prevent any transference of bacteria. Remove the syringe from the package. Check the syringe for proper function. Remove the safety cover from the needle, draw the prescribed amount of B12 into the syringe. (You do this by first pulling syringe back to desired amount, insert it into the vial, push the air out of syringe and then slowly pull back until syringe fills to the proper fill mark.) You pull B12 into syringe with the vial upside down. Tap the syringe to remove any visible air bubbles. Now remove the needle from the vial. Now give a slight push on the syringe to dispel a tiny amount of supplement to ensure the air is out.  You may numb the area to be injected, if you wish. Disinfect the area with alcohol swab. Pinch the injection area and insert the needle. Push the vitamin in at a moderate pace. Let go of the skin, and remove the needle. Wipe again lightly, with a clean alcohol swab. Wipe lightly in a circular fashion. Apply a band-aid.

Disposal of needles is important. You may ask for a container from your doctor, buy a Sharp’s container,or make your own. To make one, use a coffee can and duct tape the lid on it. Cut a slit in the lid wipe enough for the needles to fit through. When the can is full, take it to your doctors’ office for proper removal or, set up for a company to dispose of them properly.  Good Luck!!

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Vitamin B12 Injections and Alcoholism

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Excessive alcohol consumption damages the intestines and stomach. This can result in too little stomach acid or weakened probiotics that absorb nutrients in the food you eat. When stomach acids are functioning properly, they free B-12 and allow it to be absorbed. However, when the stomach or intestines are not working properly or mistreated, nutrients such as B-12 pass through the body as waste without being absorbed.

Pernicious anemia often afflicts alcoholics or people who drink alcohol more than three to four times a week. When the body is unable to absorb vitamin B-12, it cannot make an adequate amount of blood, or the blood may be of poor quality. Thus, it begins to destroy the stomach cells that aid in absorption of vitamin B-12… this leads to Pernicious anemia.

Many alcoholics or heavy drinkers replace meals with alcoholic beverages.  This leads to a major loss of valuable nutrients the body needs to function. While you are drinking, your body is being depleted of B-12, and by drinking you are also preventing your body from adequately absorbing B-12 when you do ingest it, due to damage of the GI tract. After the body is deprived of B-12 for an extended period, the nervous system may become damaged if the deficiency is left untreated.

 

Some ways in which a lack of B12 can be combated is by taking sublingual supplements, but the most efficient way is to inject B12 in a large muscle group two to three times per week. This can help to prevent Pernicious anemia and other GI tract issue. Another good idea would be to consume less alcoholic beverages. Less alcohol would allow your stomach acids to absorb more B12 into the bodies system.

 

So if you like to drink a few times a week then injectable B12 supplements are a great way to combat the side effects of drinking alcohol on a daily, weekly and lifetime basis. I personally, take injectable B12 supplements and since I began I have noticed, I have more energy, feel stronger and bounce back from long weekends. I highly recommend B12 injectables if you like to socially drink.

Reference:

www.livestrong.com

www.health-alice.blogspot.com

www.nutramed.com

 

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