Gluten free, one of these potent vitamin B-12 lozenges provides 5,000 mcg of activated vitamin B-12.
Vitamin B-12 deficiency is one of the most common nutritional deficiencies in those with gluten sensitivity and celiac disease. Because gluten can damage both the acid producing cells of the stomach as well as the carrier shuttle for vitamin B-12, the deficit can be present even when the diet contains adequate quantities. Remember that vitamin B-12 is only found in meat (chicken, beef, fish, eggs, lamb, pork, etc). Those trying to follow a vegetarian diet are also at high risk for developing a vitamin B-12 deficiency.
This critical nutrient plays a role in many important functions. Some of them include:
Meats and animal products are rich in vitamin B12. The nutrient is broken down from these animal foods in our stomach through the action of acid. Afterwards, it is picked up by intrinsic factor and shuttled into our small intestine to be absorbed into the blood stream. Those with gluten damage to the stomach and intestines have a very difficult time digesting and absorbing this vitamin. Often times it can take 6 months to a year on a gluten free diet to begin processing vitamin B12 properly. That is why supplementation can play a valuable role in health recovery.
Most supplements on the market contain an type of B-12 called cyanocobalamin. This form of B-12 is inferior when compared to Methylcobalamin. Research shows that methylcobalamin (the same type as used in my formulation) has superior bio availability than other forms commonly used in over the counter and prescription supplements. This form of the vitamin is better utilized and recognized by the body. It is the form that the body uses as a co-enzyme for the activation of many important chemical reactions. Even most injectable forms of B-12 are found in an inferior cyanocobalamin form. The three most common types of B-12 on the market are as follows (listed in order of best to worst):
If you suffer from…
You will most likely benefit from vitamin B-12 supplementation.
My formulation is designed to absorb through the capillaries under your tongue and in your cheek cells. This is accomplished by using an easy to take lozenge that dissolves in the mouth. No painful injections or nausea from taking B-complex supplements. Bypassing the stomach ensures that past gluten induced damage will not hinder your body’s ability to utilize this special formulation.
Most supplements contain marginal doses of vitamin B-12 (100-200 mcg). My formulation was designed specifically for the gluten sensitive, and it delivers 5,000 mcg per dose. Each bottle contains 60 lozenges. The recommended dose is 1-2 lozenges per day, so a bottle can last for up to two months depending on your dose. It is free of gluten, soy, dairy, egg, yeast, sugar, and artificial flavors.