Unlike the inexpensive and common cyanocobalamin form of Vitamin B-12, this spray uses methylcobalamin - readily available for your cells to absorb. Cyanocobalamin has to go through the first pass of your liver, where a small amount of methylcobalamin is produced. Then it enters your general (systemic) circulation. Another unique feature is B-12 Methylcobalamin Spray's method of delivery. Sprays are known to be more effective in activating saliva glands than capsules, pills, lozenges or drops. This allows the Vitamin B-12 to enter your bloodstream quickly and efficiently.
Symptoms associated with Vitamin B-12 Deficiency
Abnormal gait, bone loss, chronic fatigue, constipation, very low moods, digestive disorders, dizziness, drowsiness, enlargement of the liver, eye disorders, hallucinations, headaches (including migraines), inflammation of the tongue, irritability, labored breathing, memory loss, moodiness, nervousness, neurological damage, palpitations, low blood hemoglobin, ringing in the ears, and spinal cord degeneration.
The American Heart Association suggests that patients with high levels of homocysteine should be strongly advised to be sure to get enough folic acid and vitamins B6 and B-12 in their diet.
When homocysteine reaches high levels in the body, it can be harmful to the heart. Evidence suggests that high homocysteine levels can cause cardiovascular problems, and is associated with stress and brain disease.
The optimal safe range for homocysteine is under 6 micromoles per liter.
One study revealed that a person who took 2000mcg of oral methylcobalamin per day for four months reduced homocysteine levels from 113.4 micromoles per liter to 8.2 (1).
Methylcobalamin is the only form of B-12 that can directly participate in homocysteine metabolism. (2).
According to Ray Sahelian, M.D., vitamin B-12 plays a major role in red blood cell activity, methylation reactions and immune system regulation.
Evidence indicates methylcobalamin has some metabolic and therapeutic applications not shared by other forms of vitamin B-12.
Government studies revealed that Americans' intake of vitamin B-12 is less than 70 percent of the recommended daily allowance.
B-12 Methylcobalamin Spray more than compensates for that by providing 500 mcg per spray.
(1) B-12: The Vital Vitamin. Oral B-12 equivalent to B-12 injections. Mitchell, Life Extension Magazine. Aug. 1998
(2) Methylcobalamin and Diabetic Neuropathy. Ide H, Fujiya S, Asanuma Y, Tsuji M, Sakai H, Agishi Y, Clinical Therapy. 1987.