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B12 NOT toxic: Cobalamin (or vitamin b12), is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. It is one of the 8 b-vitamins. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affecting dna synthesis and regulation, but also fatty acid synthesis and energy. Vitamin B12 has extremely low toxicity. ...Read more
Similar: The methyl form is biologically active, and will directly interact with receptors, but in most cases, the body will convert the other form readily, so in the end, there is equivalency. ...Read more
Methylcobalamin: Methylcobalamin is by far the best form of vitamin b12. This is the co-enzymated active form that our bodies use. When we take Cyanocobalamin our bodies must first convert it into methylcobalamin, so it is better to take the active form and save your body the trouble of making this conversion. See http://www.Naturalnews.Com/027045_vitamin_b12_cyanocobalamin_methylcobalamin.Html. ...Read more
I have an unopened vial of cyanocobalamin that is a couple years expired. What would happen if I used it?
DO NOT USE IT: Never use expired medication for any purpose, especially injectable medications. ...Read more
I have been prescribed Methylcobalmin 1000mcg/ml injection but I am able to get either cyanocobalamin or mecocobalamin.Could I use either of the two?
Yes, probably : Cyanocobalamin is an artificial B12 which must be activated in the liver. Methylcobalamin or Mecobalamin is a biologically active form. Your doctor may have a reason for preferring the active form. BTW, Mecobalamin is fully absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth, but cyanocobalamin is not and must be absorbed through the gut. ...Read more
Different forms B-12: They are different forms of vitamin b-12. ...Read more
No, however...: A famous saying is "the poison is in the dose." Cyanide naturally occurs in trace amounts in many foods including almonds, soy and spinach. The amount of cyanide when we metabolize cyanocobalamin is tiny and it's detoxified by our body. However, we need to convert it to the active form, methylcobalamin, so better to take that form so we don't have to convert it and not waste our detox resources. ...Read more
Cobalamin: Cyano c. is inactive form. Hydroxy c. is natural form. Methyl c. is an active form. Adenosyl c. is also an active form of c. but unlike the others, it is not available by injection. ...Read more
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