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Is Vitamin B12 a super vitamin? My MD that is a holistic MD says he give lots of B12 shots, he says most people are deficient in it and the oral form is not well absorbed and the shots give many benefits, I am not big on shots and there are reasonably priced B12 supplements. comments please.
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could try transdermal . . .

Get B12 patches from amazon
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Some need to take the methylcobalamin type. There is also some info on the patches here too:

http://http://www.naturalnews.com/03...amin_B-12.html
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Vitamin B12 is absorbed in the stomach and the beginning of the digestion system and if the stomach acid is not strong enough this can not happen. Anyone who has acid reflux which should lack of acid reflux will have problems getting enough B12. Even with supplementation you do not absorb it. That is why a lot of people need it injected.
If you find yourself low on B12 make sure you have good stomach acid one way is salt your food because salt is what your body uses to make stomach acid
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Vitamin B12 is absorbed in the stomach
No, it is absorbed in the illeum.
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This is from harvard school of public health http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritio...12-deficiency/
Lack of intrinsic factor. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also be caused by a lack of “intrinsic factor” (a substance secreted by stomach cells that binds to vitamin B12 and enables its absorption). This can lead to so-called “pernicious anemia,” and ultimately to serious neurological damage.
Inadequate stomach acid. A much more common cause of deficiency, especially in older people, is a lack of stomach acid, because stomach acid is required to liberate vitamin B12 from food. An estimated 10 to 30 percent of adults over the age of 50 have difficulty absorbing vitamin B12 from food. (1) People who regularly take medications that suppress stomach acid—such as proton-pump inhibitors, H2 blockers, or other antacids—may also have difficulty absorbing vitamin B12 from food. Even people who lack adequate stomach acid can typically absorb vitamin B12 from fortified foods or supplements, however, providing yet another reason to take a multivitamin.
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Lack of intrinsic factor. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also be caused by a lack of “intrinsic factor” (a substance secreted by stomach cells that binds to vitamin B12 and enables its absorption).

Even people who lack adequate stomach acid can typically absorb vitamin B12 from fortified foods or supplements, however, providing yet another reason to take a multivitamin.
It starts with the saliva in the mouth. Without it, the intrinsic factor won't bind, and the B12 will be broken down by stomach acid. Safely past stomach acid, the B12 passes through the small intestine, to be absorbed in the upper region of the large intestine, known as the illeum. B12, such as that in a multi-vitamin will not get sufficiently coated in saliva to later receive the intrinsic factor, and will be destroyed by stomach acid.

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Those with stomach surgery for obesity, will face dimetia, or B12 injections, as the region of the stomach that produces intrinsic factor gets destroyed by the surgery.
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Wouldn't sublingual solve this problem? This would allow the B12 to bypass the digestive system. This is similar to transdermal applications.
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Swedish researchers discovered that sufficiently large doses of B12 can also be absorbed sublingually, removing the necessity for injectable B12. However, no standards have been set for treatment by the sublingual route yet, and injections of B12 are the only reliable method of treatment.
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Sublinguil high dose and there still might be available one brand that you sniff/snort.
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