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The Recommended Dosage For Sublingual B 12
How much vitamin d should I take.? I am not often in the sun, and someone recommended a 5000 dose sublingual once a day, so I take them. Any harm?
Depends: Hi. There's no absolute right level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-D) in the blood. My personal goal for patients is to be at or above the mid-30's. It's estimated that you raise 25-D by about 6 for every 1, 000 units of oral vitamin D you take. Therefore, based on how low you are, that helps you estimate a reasonable amount to take. Vit D toxicity is a myth; only calcitriol can be toxic. Good luck! ...Read more
How much faster does sublingual melatonin take effect compared to the pill form, and do you have any idea what dosages would be comparable?
Sublingual faster: Yes the sublingual melatonin is absorbed faster. I would estimate that it is absorbed 50% faster than the oral. As per the doses: with sublingual melatonin you absorb 50% or so. With the oral medication it is more like a third, but there is a wide range. Because there is a wide range for a given individual the absorption could be roughly equal for both delivery systems. Follow your MDs advice. ...Read more
Nutritionist told me to take vitamin B12 to help me sleep. Will it work? And is 2500mcg sublingual form too large a dosage? Thankyou
It depends, no: When someone has insomnia B12 is not the first treatment that comes to mind, but B12 is needed for our bodies to make melatonin which helps regulate sleep, so if you are deficient in B12 then taking it can improve sleep. 2500 mcg is totally safe; only a small fraction of B12 is absorbed no amount of B12 is known to be toxic. See http://bit. Ly/1hlbiaz for more on B12 deficiency. ...Read more
What can be done for people who have a difficult time upping allergy shot dose due to local reaction? Lower dose? Repeat 1 dose often? Sublingual drops?
Depends: At least 2 studies showed that lowering the dose due to local reaction actually leads to more reactions. On the other hand, one must balance the discomfort against the potential gains. I would ask the patient to take an antihistamine about 2 hrs prior to see if this helps. The next question is whether the dose should be raised any further if there has been sufficient improvement. ...Read more
Gum bleeding was gone with 7- B12 inj 500 mcg daily. After the loading dose, it started again. Taking sublingual. But does not help? Cause of Gum bleding?
Infection: Probably gum disease. Easily treatable by a competent Dentist or Periodontist in its earliest stages. Treatment becomes more complex as disease advances. Please make appointment with Dentist. Unless lab tests show that you have a B12 defficiency (seen often in strict vegetarians), bleeding gums most probably due to infection. ...Read more
Do your patients on Armour Thyroid to chew their dose or take sublingual? What's the difference in absorption between the two?
Swallwo or SL: Both means are effective- Inever suggest chewing- just swallowing. ...Read more
I don't think so: Orally disintegrating tablets (or orodispersible) are to be dissolved on the tongue. Sublingual is to be dissolved under the tongue. ...Read more
No: Timing not of any importance.Get a more detailed answer ›
Caruncles: These are the opening of the ducts of the salivary glands and they can vary a lot in their shape. They can get inflamed and infected and sometimes little stones get stuck at their openings. ...Read more
Not many: It used to be thought that the only mechanism for B12 absorption involved intrinsic factor such that injections were necessary with pernicious anemia or any condition that caused a deficiency in intrinsic factor. However, now it is known that oral B12 in very large doses can be absorbed even in that situation to prevent deficiency. I would guess an absent small bowel would do it. ...Read more
I had B12 injection 2 days ago. Can I continue to take B12 sublingual 5000mcg daily or should I wait? I forgot to ask my Dr. My level was 205.
No harm in taking: You B12 level is at the low end of normal. Taking B12 sublingually will not do any harm, but since you had an injection, you, in all likelihood, do not need to. ...Read more
Under the tongue: The best b-12 is methyl cobalmine. Let it dissolve under the tongue once a day and listen to your body. If you need it you will notice a benefit. Supplements are supplemental so be sure to eat a healthy diet, don't smoke or drink, get a good night sleep, move through the day and manage stress. ...Read more
U mean HCG diet??: In my opmion that is usually garbage, I do HCG and 500 cal diet for my pts and I use subq HCG from a reputable pharmacy and we test the HCG on a preg test, a lot of HCG u get thru the internet is garbage and u need the proper conseling and monitoring during the diet, I did the diet my self 18 months ago and lost 24 lbs in 28 days and actually weigh a little less now, u need to do it right. ...Read more
Don't: In general, unless your doc specifically prescribed it that way, avoid sublingual administration of oral medicines. This route can bypass the pill's time-release formulation, releasing too much medicine all at once, or can result in higher/faster absorption than the pill-in-stomach route as carefully tested by the drug company. ...Read more