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B12: Oral vs Sublingual

B12: Oral vs Sublingual


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Vitamin B12 is the talk of the town these days with folks across the board wondering whether or not they’re getting as much as they need.

B12 deficiency is often perceived as directly associated with veganism but multiple studies have confirmed that B12 deficiency is not just for vegans. In fact, researchers have found that nearly 40% of people in the US are deficient in this nutrient¹. B12 deficiency can lead to depression, fatigue, dizziness, muscle fatigue and much more.

We will discuss B12 deficiency more in later blog posts but what we did wanted to answer what is the best way to take B12?

Although sublingual (taken via dropper under the tongue) B12 is often promoted for better absorption and marketed heavily among health seekers, there does not appear to be much evidence for this. In fact, one clinical study² comparing the same amount of B12 given orally or sublingually found they were equally effective at correcting B12 deficiency over a two-month period.

However you decide to take your B12, we suggest you find the most convenient way possible for you to keep your intake consistent and your risk of deficiency away.

Ode Daily provides 500mcg of B12 in the form of cyanocobalamin which is the most researched³ form of B12 and ample enough to keep deficiencies at bay.

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¹https://agresearchmag.ars.usda.gov/2000/aug/vitav

²Sharabi A, Cohen E, Sulkes J, Garty M. Replacement therapy for vitamin B12 deficiency: comparison between the sublingual and oral route. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2003;56(6):635–638. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2125.2003.01907.

³Sharabi A, Cohen E, Sulkes J, Garty M. Replacement therapy for vitamin B12 deficiency: comparison between the sublingual and oral route. Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2003;56(6):635–638. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2125.2003.01907.

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