Friday, September 22, 2017

Pomelos

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The pomelo is an unusual member of the citrus fruit that has a surprising number of health benefits for people who are willing to do a bit of searching for it. These impressive health benefits of pomelos include its ability to boost the immune system, improve digestion, lower blood pressure, reduce cramping, prevent anemia, boost bone strength, reduce signs of premature aging, prevent cancer, protect heart health, aid in weight loss, and boost oral and dental health.

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Nutritional Value of Pomelos

The reason that pomelos are popular is due to their very strong nutritional value, including their vitamins, minerals, and organic content like vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin B6, and magnesium. It does not have a strong variety of nutrients, but the ones that it does have are in impressive proportions, particularly vitamin C.

Health Benefits of Pomelos

Boost Immunity

Although a single serving is less than an entire fruit, considering how large they are, it isn’t a terrible idea to eat the entire fruit, considering that each fruit contains approximately 600% of your daily vitamin C requirement. This major source of ascorbic acid has been used for generations in Southeast Asia as a quick immune system booster. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant substance to increase white blood cell activity and attack free radicals, that can damage the organ systems of the body. It helps to fight off infections that lead to colds, coughs, fevers, and more serious symptoms or microbial, viral, and bacterial infections.

Aid Digestion

Most fruits contain high amounts of fiber, and pomelos are no exception. One pomelo (the edible flesh only), contains about 25% of your daily requirement of fiber. This promotes healthy digestion and eliminates problems like constipation and diarrhea. High fiber content bulks up the stool, promotes smooth movement in the digestive tract, and stimulates the secretion of digestive and gastric juices to break down complex proteins and more difficult to digest foods. This keeps the digestive system  functioning at a high level.

Regulate Blood Pressure

Pomelos are a very good source of potassium, and each fruit contains roughly 37% of your daily requirement. Potassium is a vasodilator, meaning that it releases the tension of blood vessels and promotes increased blood circulation and oxygenation of organ systems. It also reduces strain on the heart and lowers your chances of atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes.

Prevent Body Cramps

Potassium is also important for the fluid balance in the body, which is a key aspect of muscle cramping and stiffness. Without proper levels of potassium, which pomelos can supply, you are likely to cramp up and become susceptible to pulled muscles and torn ligaments.

Improve Bone Health

Potassium intake has been connected to bone mineral density, as it helps to facilitate the uptake of other essential minerals for keeping the bones strong. Therefore, pomelos can aid in preventing osteoporosis and general bone weakness throughout the body.

Have Anti-aging Properties

The huge levels of vitamin C in pomelos act as antioxidants, which seek out dangerous free radicals. One adverse effect that free radicals cause is degradation of the skin which results in signs of premature aging, like wrinkles, sagging skin, and age spots. High vitamin C intake can prevent this, so eat some more pomelos! Pomelos also contain spermadine, a rare chemical that is actually found in human sperm, hence the name. This has been closely linked to anti-aging properties as well!

Promote Weight Loss

Both grapefruits and pomelos contain a “fat-burning enzyme” that can help you reduce your weight. It is called Carnitine pamitoyl-transferase and is not found in many foods. However, it can seriously boost your battle against the bulge, so many dieters choose to include pomelo in their healthy eating habits.

Oral and Dental Health

Vitamin C is essential for producing collagen, which strengthens tissues, organs, and cells. This can boost the strength of your gums and oral surfaces to prevent them from becoming infected or weak, which can result in tooth loss and dangerous oral illnesses.
Words of Caution: The high levels of vitamin C and potassium in this fruit can make it hazardous for patients with liver and kidney conditions. Also, those patients with hypotension (low blood pressure) can be in danger since pomelos lower the blood pressure significantly. Other than that, enjoy these rare and powerful fruits for better overall health!

Pomelo FAQs 

What is a pomelo?

A pomelo is a delicious citrus fruit, native to Southeast Asia and nearby regions, that looks quite a bit like a large grapefruit. The scientific name of this fruit is Citrus maxima, due to its size, but the name could also be attributed to the health benefits it can deliver! Pomelos have a sweet, mild taste and a very thick rind inside of the pale green or yellow exterior. The flesh itself is a pale white color, and is often sweetened with sugar.
 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Anti-Inflammatory Oxygen Therapy

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It has long been recognized that solid tumors contain poorly vascularized regions characterized by severe hypoxia (oxygen deprivation), acidosis and nutrient starvation.[5] Tumor hypoxia is typically associated with poor patient prognosis. Over the past decade, work from many laboratories has indicated that hypoxic microenvironments contribute to cancer progression by activating adaptive transcriptional programs that promote cell
survival, motility and tumor angiogenesis.[6] Oxygen pulls the rug out from under cancer cells and tumors by removing the basic condition that makes them virulent.

There is no substitute for oxygen in regards to maintaining human life. If there is not an adequate amount of oxygen in a cell, then energy production is unavoidably restricted (just as any fire must have ample oxygen in
order to continue to burn). When energy production is inadequate to meet cellular needs, then many cell operations do not proceed normally, allowing cancer and other diseases to occur.

Cancer, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and much more are all potential results of inadequate cellular oxygenation. These diseases of inadequate oxygenation cause untold suffering and loss of life, which is avoidable when using Anti-Inflammatory Oxygen Therapy. With enough oxygen, we can regain our lives and our health.

It is common for people to have plenty of oxygen in their blood stream and yet have insufficient oxygen inside their cells because cell membranes have become resistant over time to the diffusion of oxygen into the cell interior. One of the principle reasons for this are massive magnesium deficiencies inside of the cells. A full protocol needs to be incorporated with oxygen to realize maximum results.

The National Institutes of Health is experimenting with targeted cancer drugs that repair damaged arteries. The University of Texas Arlington received $1.4 million to develop nanoparticles that promote healing in damaged endothelium, the lining of blood vessels. "Angioplasty and stenting often damage arterial walls, with a significant risk of subsequent complications, such as re-narrowing of the artery or blood clot," said Dr. Yang.
Platelets accumulate on the damaged vessel, initiating clot formation. Other cells can deposit on the damaged vessel wall, building up a blockage.[7] Oxygen is the ultimate nanoparticle in terms of medicine and health. It will do the job without collateral side effects that pharmaceuticals have because of their toxic origin.

Georgetown University and many other universities are testing a new class of cancer drugs called immune-checkpoint inhibitors. Stimulating the immune system works and there are reports of primary tumors fading and
patients becoming completely cancer free. Oncologists are calling this approach a breakthrough but even the most enthusiastic supporters of the checkpoint inhibitors acknowledge that about half their patients have not
benefited.

These new, sophisticated forms of molecular medicine cannot outperform oxygen, which will do the same job safely and quickly.
[1] Apoptosis of T-leukemia and B-myeloma cancer cells induced by hyperbaric oxygen increased phosphorylation of p38 MAPK.
Chen YC et al; Leuk Res.; 2007 Jun; 31(6):805-15. Epub 2006 Oct 24.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17064767

[2] .University of Colorado Denver. "Lack of oxygen in cancer cells leads to growth and metastasis." ScienceDaily; September 13, 2012 .

[3] Many of the cellular responses to hypoxia are mediated through changes in gene expression. The transcription factors primarily responsible for these changes are the Hypoxia Inducible Factors (HIFs), the biology of which has been reviewed elsewhere (Pouyssegur et al., 2006; Semenza, 2003). Briefly, HIFs are members of the bHLH-PAS family of proteins, and bind to canonical DNA sequences (hypoxia regulated elements, or HREs)
in the promoters or enhancers of target genes. They consist of an alpha (HIF-α) and a beta (HIF-β, or ARNT) subunit, and activate the expression of at least 150 genes encoding proteins that regulate cell metabolism, survival, motility, basement membrane integrity, angiogenesis, hematopoiesis, and other functions. Regulation of HIF activity is mediated primarily through the stability of the alpha subunit: under conditions of abundant oxygen (>8–10%), HIF-α proteins are translated but rapidly degraded. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150586/

[4] The Hypoxic Cell. A Target for Selective Cancer Therapy—Eighteenth Bruce F. Cain Memorial Award Lecture 1
J. Martin Brown2; http://cancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/59/23/5863.full

[5] Carmeliet and Jain, 2000; Pouyssegur et al., 2006

[6] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3150586/

[7] Penn State Materials Research Institute. "Researcher turns sights on prostate cancer, tissue engineering, blood vessel repair." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 30 January 2014.

.http://buteykoclinic.com/wp-content/themes/kingdomvision-v1-12/docs/Anti-Inflamatory-Oxygen-Therapy-Dr-Mark-Sircus-1.pdf

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Barefoot Walking: Benefits and More



Barefoot Walking: Free Your Feet to Minimize Impact, Maximize Efficiency, and Discover the Pleasure of Getting in Touch with the Earth

Paperback – March 26, 2013

Monday, September 18, 2017

Synthetic 'Vitamins' Endanger Naive Consumers

LET'S TAKE A COUPLE OF QUICK MINUTES HERE

AND TALK ABOUT A TOPIC THAT IS VERY UPSETTING TO ME
AND ONE THAT YOU SHOULD BE WELL AWARE OF.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S A 95 PLUS PERCENT CHANCE THAT THE VITAMINS YOU'RE CURRENTLY TAKING ARE HARMING YOU.

AND I SAY THAT AS CLEAR AS POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND ,
BECAUSE MORE THAN 95% OF THE VITAMINS THAT ARE SOLD TODAY ARE SYNTHETIC .

THEY'RE MANUFACTURED WITH CHEMICALS IN A LAB.
NOW I KNOW WHAT YOU'RE THINKING.
"OH.NO.I TAKE A REALLY GOOD ONE" AND
"MY DOCTOR EVEN SUGGESTED I TAKE IT.

WELL, LET ME JUST STOP YOU THERE,
BECAUSE IF YOUR DOCTOR SUGGESTED YOU TAKE IT, UNLESS THAT DOCTOR IS SOME SORT OF A NATURAL PRACTITIONER, THERE'S A VERY HIGH PROBABILITY THAT THAT IS A SYNTHETIC 'VITAMIN'.

NOW, EVEN YOUR TOP BRANDS, LIKE CENTRUM, ONE A DAY, JUST ABOUT ALL THE VITAMINS SOLD AT THE GROCERY STORE, YOUR LOCAL GNC, EVEN NATURE MADE, FOLKS. NATURE MADE SELLS SYNTHETIC VITAMINS. YOU CAN GO RIGHT ON THEIR WEBSITES.

SO THE SYNTHETIC FORM OF VITAMIN B12 IS CALLED CYANOCOBALAMIN . IT ACTUALLY HAS CYANIDE IN IT, [YES, THE TOXIC SUBSTANCE, CYANIDE], THAT THEN HAS TO BE REMOVED BY YOUR LIVER.

BUT CYANOCOBALAMIN IS THE SYNTHETIC FORM OF VITAMIN B12.
METHYLCOBALAMIN IS THE ALL NATURAL FORM OF VITAMIN B12.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO GO AND LOOK AT CENTRUM, ONE A DAY, NATURE MADE, GNC PRODUCTS AND SEE IF YOU SEE THE CYANOCOBALAMIN OR THE METHYLCOBALAMIN. BECAUSE I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO FIND. WE DID THE RESEARCH.

WE LOOKED THIS UP ONLINE, AND WE HAVE BEEN IN THE STORES. IT IS SYNTHETIC.

THESE COMPANIES ARE OWNED BY THE PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES.
I MEAN, NATURE MADE IS OWNED BY OTSUKA.

CENTRUM IS OWNED BY PFIZER.

ONE A DAY BRAND IS OWNED BY BAYER.
AND THEY USE SYNTHETIC VITAMINS.

SYNTHETIC VITAMINS ARE VERY HARMFUL TO YOUR BODY SYSTEM, AND THER'S LOTS OF REASONS.

AND I COULD GO INTO ALL THE SCIENCE.
I MEAN, WELL, YOU CAN GOOGLE SEARCH IT FOR YOURSELF, BUT I CAN TELL YOU EVEN SOMETHING AS SIMPLE IS SYNTHETIC CALCIUM HAS BEEN PROVEN TO INCREASE YOUR RISK OF HEART ATTACK AND STROKE  BY AS MUCH AS 30% .

I MEAN, THESE ARE STAGGERING NUMBERS . AND UNFORTUNATELY, THE MEDIA LUMPS ALL SUPPLEMENTS TOGETHER.  THEY DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ALL-NATURAL AND A SYNTHETIC

SO WHY, WHY WOULD SOMEONE USE SYNTHETIC 'VITAMINS' INSTEAD OF NATURAL IF SYNTHETIC SO BAD FOR YOU? WELL, I AM PRETTY SURE YOU KNOW THE ANSWER TO THAT BEFORE I EVEN SAY IT.

FIRST OF ALL, CYANOCOBALAMIN, THE SYNTHETIC FORM OF VITAMIN B12, IS ONE HUNDRED TIMES CHEAPER THAN THE METHYLCOBALAMIN, THE ALL-NATURAL B12. SO NOT ONLY IT IS CHEAPER, BUT THESE SYNTHETIC 'VITAMINS' HAVE A FAR FAR LONGER SHELF LIFE.

SO THAT JUST DOESN'T MEAN THE SUPPLEMENTS THAT ARE SITTING ON THE SHELF  IN THE LOCAL GROCERY STORE OR, YOU KNOW, YOUR HEALTH FOOD VITAMIN SHOP. NOT JUST THE SUPPLEMENTS THAT NEED A LONGER SHELF LIFE.

BUT HOW ABOUT ALL THE FOOD THAT WE EAT THAT IS BEING FORTIFIED WITH VITAMIN B AND FORTIFIED WITH CALCIUM WELL, ALL OF THOSE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SIT ON THE SHELF  FOR A VERY LONG PERIOD OF TIME BECAUSE IT MIGHT TAKE A WHILE BEFORE YOU GET TO BUY THAT BOX OF CEREAL OR BUY THAT LOAF OF BREAD , OR BUY THOSE CHIPS OR BUY THOSE CRACKERS. AND WHO ARE YOU PROBABLY FEEDING THAT STUFF TO?   YOUR KIDDOS, YOUR BABIES. IT'S GOT SYNTHETIC VITAMINS IN THERE.

SO PLEASE, DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR. BECOME EDUCATED AND KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF VITAMINS BECAUSE THERE IS A TRUE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALL-NATURAL AND SYNTHETIC.
AND THE SYNTHETIC VERSION IS REALLY CREATING A TOXIC OVERLOAD ON YOUR BODY SYSTEMS AND IF IT'S CREATING A TOXIC OVERLOAD ON YOUR SYSTEM, JUST THINK WHAT IT IS DOING TO YOUR KIDS.

FIND A VERY GOOD, HIGH-QUALITY ALL-NATURAL SUPPLEMENT THAT CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE AND HOW YOU FEEL ON A DAILY BASIS.

YOU JUST READ THE TRANSCRIPT FROM HEALTH HACK FOR BUSY PEOPLE.
 
What Is Methylcobalamin?

Methylcobalamin circulates through the bloodstream and is one of two naturally-occurring coenzyme forms of vitamin B12 that the body utilizes. Adenosylcobalamin is the other form sometimes used in the dietary supplement industry. The body needs B12 to convert homocysteine to methionine, protect DNA and RNA, support energy, protect nerve and brain cells, stimulate serotonin production, contribute to red blood cell formation, support immune function, and maintain a positive mood.

What’s So Great about Methylcobalamin?

Hydroxocobalamin is the main B12 form found in meat, fish, and dairy products. Cyanocobalamin is a common but synthetic B12 that is often added to foods, and the body must use precious energy to convert this form into methylcobalamin. This B12 form has a higher stability and bioavailability and doesn’t require conversion. These next 4 facts will explain the benefits of methylcobalamin.

1. Increases Available Physical Energy

Every chemical reaction in the body expends energy. When the body needs to convert a vitamin into a form the body can use, this reaction also requires energy. For example, supplementing with the cyanocobalamin form of B12 requires the body to expend energy that removes the cyanide molecule and replaces it with a methyl group. Taking methylcobalamin as a B12 supplement eliminates the need for this extra chemical reaction.

2. Encourages Detox

Methyl groups activate hundreds of chemical reactions throughout the body. One such process includes triggering detox reactions. This includes the removal of heavy metals, environmental toxins, and waste products.

3. Supports Brain and Nerve Health

Methylcobalamin is the only form of B12 that can cross the blood-brain barrier without assistance or conversion. Its methyl group stimulates serotonin creation, a neurotransmitter responsible for mood support. It also works directly on brain cells to protect against damage from excitotoxins. [1] Researchers have found large doses of methylcobalamin may offer therapeutic value for those suffering from ALS and multiple sclerosis. [2] [3] This is the only form of B12 that acts on the nervous system.

4. Neutralizes Homocysteine

High homocysteine levels is undesirable and known to be an indicator of heart disease and stroke risk. Free homocysteine in the blood causes sclerosis of the arteries, putting strain on the vascular system and the heart. One of the primary reactions of methylcobalamin is to convert homocysteine to methionine, reducing the potential for damage. Outcomes from this reaction include the formation of cysteine, a precursor to the super-antioxidant glutathione. Methionine also contributes to the formation of adenosylcobalamin, the other form of B12 used by the body in mitochondrial energy creation, the foundation for all human energy.

Supplementing with Methylcobalamin

Methylcobalamin supplementation has exploded in popularity. It’s the most functional B12 supplement because it’s already in bioavailable form, the body does not need to convert it. This offers a huge advantage over other types of vitamin B12. Sublingual supplementation of methylcobalamin is one of the most common ways it’s taken because of the quick absorption. When you’re deciding on a B12 supplement, find one that combines both methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. I developed a formula called VeganSafe™ B-12, which not only offers both of these forms of B12, but is also vegan friendly and produced in the USA. It truly is the best quality B12 supplement available and we’ve gotten incredible feedback from our customers who’ve tried it.

References (3)
  1. Kikuchi M, Kashii S, Honda Y, et al. Protective effects of methylcobalamin, a vitamin B12 analog, against glutamate-induced neurotoxicity in retinal cell culture. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1997 Apr;38(5): 848-54.
  2. Izumi Y1, Kaji R. Vitamin B12 metabolism and massive-dose methyl vitamin B12 therapy in Japanese patients with multiple sclerosis. Intern Med. 1994 Feb;33(2):82-6.

Have you supplemented with methylcobalamin? How did it go? Share your thoughts and comments below.


Vitamin B-12 warning: Avoid cyanocobalamin, take only methylcobalamin


(NaturalNews) One of the pitfalls of pursuing a healthy diet is that we are sometimes blind to nutrients we may be missing. And in the world of healthy eating, one of the most common nutrient deficiencies involves vitamin B-12, a crucial nutrient for nerve health and the construction of red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout your body.

Vitamin B-12 deficiency is especially common among vegetarians and vegans, but it's also surprisingly common in meat eaters, too. Why? Because vitamin B-12 can only be absorbed in the small intestine, and due to common intestinal ailments, even many meat eaters who consume high levels of B-12 are unable to absorb it in their gut.

This leads to a series of seemingly "mystery" health symptoms that actually have a simple common cause: Vitamin B-12 deficiency!

Symptoms of B-12 deficiency

B-12 deficiency is shockingly widespread. Studies now show that up to 40% of the population may be deficient in vitamin B-12 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7595423.st...).

Here are some of the most common symptoms of deficiency (do you experience any of these?):

* Chest pain or shortness of breath
* Fatigue or unexplained weakness
* Dizziness, trouble with balance, and fainting
* Confusion, memory loss or dementia
* Coldness, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
* Slow reflexes or diminished nervous system function
* Pale skin or yellowing of the skin
* Sore mouth and tongue

... in addition, vitamin B-12 deficiency can actually cause brain shrinkage, according to a University of Oxford study (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7595423.st...). Although more work needs to be done, research is already suggesting a link between vitamin B-12 deficiency and Alzheimer's.

If you (or someone you know) shows any of the symptoms listed above, I urge you to immediately investigate vitamin B-12 and determine if a deficiency in this nutrient may be causing your symptoms!

Again, vitamin B-12 deficiency is especially common in vegans and vegetarians because typical vitamin B-12 sources (meats, yogurt, etc.) are simply not present in their diets. But even meat eaters can be deficient in B-12 due to poor digestion. This is especially true for older people who suffer a diminished ability to absorb nutrients in their small intestine.

In addition, diabetes medications and even pain pills can interfere with B-12 absorption, and intestinal parasites can also strongly block its absorption in the gut.

Solutions for vitamin B-12

Traditionally, people who are deficient in vitamin B-12 have received injections of B-12. This is extremely effective because it bypasses the digestive tract and goes right into the bloodstream. But it has one obvious downside: It requires being injected! So most people aren't interested in this method.

Instead, most people supplement their vitamin B-12 using nutritional supplements. But here's where this can go wrong: The most commonly available form of vitamin B-12 on the market is the cheap synthetic form that's actually bound to a cyanide molecule (yes, cyanide, the poison). It's called cyanocobalamin, and you'll find it in all the cheap vitamins made by pharmaceutical companies and sold at grocery stores and big box stores.

Action item: If you have any vitamin B-12 supplements, check the ingredients label right now to see what form of vitamin B-12 they contain. If they contain cyanocobalamin, throw them out!

Cyanocobalamin is a cheap, synthetic chemical made in a laboratory. It's virtually impossible for you to find this form in nature. Low-end vitamin manufacturers use it because it can be bought in bulk and added to products with claims that they "contain vitamin B-12!" What they don't tell you is that the vitamin is bound to a toxic, poisonous cyanide molecule that must then be removed from your body by your liver. Cyanocobalamin is also up to 100 times cheaper than the higher quality methylcobalamin which we'll talk about below.

As Wikipedia explains: "A common synthetic form of the vitamin, cyanocobalamin, does not occur in nature, but is used in many pharmaceuticals and supplements, and as a food additive, because of its lower cost. In the body it is converted to the physiological forms, methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, leaving behind the cyanide..." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_B12)

Removing the cyanide molecule from the vitamin and then flushing it out of your body requires using up so-called "methyl groups" of molecules in your body that are needed to fight things like homocysteine (high levels cause heart disease). By taking low-quality cyanobalamin, you're actually stealing methyl groups from your body and making it do more work at the biochemical level. This uses up substances such as glutathione that are often in short supply anyway, potentially worsening your overall health situation rather than helping it. This is one of the reasons why low-grade vitamins may actually be worse for your body than taking nothing at all!

Cyanocobalamin, in summary, is a low-grade, low-quality and slightly toxic (cyanide) form of vitamin B-12 that's used by all the cheap vitamin manufacturers. I recommend avoiding it completely. It won't kill you to take it, of course, but there's a better solution for B-12.

The better choice: Methylcobalamin

The proper form of vitamin B-12 to supplement is called methylcobalamin. This is the form that exists in nature, and it is pre-methylated, meaning it's ready for your biochemistry to put to immediate use. Methylcobalamin has several key advantages over cyanocobalamin:

* Increased absorption
* Better retention in tissues
* Contains no toxic cyanide
* Supports production of SAMe

As explained by Ed Sharpe:

"The coenzyme form of vitamin B12 is known as methylcobalamin or methyl B12. It's the only form of vitamin B12 which can directly participate in homocysteine metabolism. In addition, converting homocysteine to methionine via methyl B12 generates an increased supply of SAMe (S-adenosyl methionine), the body's most important methyl donor." (http://www.health101.org/art_methylcobalamin...)

Every informed nutritionist knows that methylcobalamin is far superior to cyanocobalamin. That's why companies like Ola Loa (www.DrinkYourVitamins.com) use only the high-end "methyl" form of B-12.

Why 99% of vitamin B-12 supplements are wasted

Taking vitamin B-12 as an oral dose is largely a waste of money. As much as 99% of what you swallow is not even absorbed... it's just passed through your body. (http://www.health101.org/art_methylcobalamin...)

There are really only three methods for absorbing vitamin B-12 that reliably work:

#1) B-12 injections.
#2) Sublingual absorption.
#3) Skin absorption.

B-12 injections obviously require injections from a trained medical professional, so few people pursue this route. Sublingual absorption is a viable route, but nearly all the sublingual B-12 products use the cyanocobalamin form of the vitamin (with the cyanide molecule).

A vitamin B-12 skin patch is now available that delivers methylcobalamin through the skin, using a small medical-grade patch placed behind the ear. Each patch delivers 1000 mcg of methylcobalamin (1,666% DV) in a steady release over a 1-2 day period, after which the patch may be removed and discarded.

In addition to methylcobalamin, each path also delivers 400mcg of Folic Acid (another form of a B vitamin), which is widely known to work synergistically with methylcobalamin to help support healthy heart function and nervous system function*.

B-12 energy patch works through skin absorption

The B-12 Energy Patch is available now in packs of 8 patches (a 1-2 month supply) from the NaturalNews Store. This 8-pack carries a list price of $39.95, but through our volume purchasing, we are able to offer it to NaturalNews readers at 53% off the list price.

When purchased in a 3-pack (total of 24 patches), the price is lowered even more to 57% off the list price.

Click here to see the products in our store.

* These products are not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any disease.

What customers say about this B-12 patch

(From Amazon.com) For me a much better alternative to effective sublingual pills

"B12 is running low in my family tree. A couple of relatives have been regular at getting B12 shots. I never felt like I needed the shots, because I thought I could get by with red meat, liver and sublingual pills. I decided to try the patches just to see... I did not expect them to be more effective than sublingual pills.

I must say I was wrong. From the first patch I noticed the boost, which is at first more subtle than the more noticeable boost of the sublingual pills giving you more B12 in a shorter time span. But it picks up over time and feels way more efficient. By way of example, I used the big plate in my road bike and did not pant at the top of three bad climbs hours after getting the patch. To get this kind of effect with sublingual pills after getting low of B12 would take over ten days for me and quite a bit of dedication remembering to keep supplementing. It can get rather tedious waiting for the pills to dissolve under the tongue.

The second day I used two patches right behind the ear, but they both fell off, presumably from the sweat biking. Yet the day before the one patch I tried less close to the ear stayed put biking and after two showers, and I had no dropped patches since. If you exercise, watch out for areas where sweat would accumulate.

I think there is no comparison between this brand and the other one advertised. For four bucks more, you get half the patches and the wrong type of B12 -- cyanocobalamin instead of methylcobalamin. Read about it because cyanocobalamin has to be turned into methylcobalamin by the liver. You can spare that. My doctor put me on cyanocobalamin initially and I turned to methylcobalamin with much greater results. Also, this brand I review has the daily allowance of folic acid as an added bonus (read up on the benefits of taking folic acid with B12), rather than selenium.

I've had no side effects and no skin reactions with this product. I am so satisfied I have ordered a B-complex as a patch from a different company. It is advised to have a B-complex if you supplement in big doses with any vitamin of the B family."


Click here to get these vitamin B-12 patches.

They're on sale now at an incredible price through the NaturalNews Store.

Whatever form of vitamin B-12 you use, remember this: avoid cyanocobalamin! (Unless you enjoy eating cyanide, that is...)

Additional sources for this story include:

http://www.dadamo.com/B2blogs/blogs/index.ph...

Ting R, Szeto C, Chan M, Ma K, Chow K (2006). "Risk factors of vitamin B(12) deficiency in patients receiving metformin". Arch Intern Med 166 (18): 1975–9
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