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Don't buy from Nutriseed! (at least not vit B12)

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  1. Anne Mary

    Anne Mary Active Member

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    After cancer treatment twelve years ago I could not absorb vitamin B12 in the normal way. I found out myself - no one told me! - that I had to use a high-strength supplement, but less often, of 1000 mcg. So I did that happily for years and years and it worked fine.
    Eight months ago I needed some more, and as my usual brand, Lamberts, did not seem to supply them at the time, I ordered them from Nutriseed.
    Bad mistake.
    I am now suffering from peripheral neuropathy which is no fun at all.
    I searched the internet and discovered there are two main versions of B12: methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin. Methyl is excellent; cyano cheap rubbish. The Lamberts one I used to take says 'methylcobalamin'; the Nutriseed one I bought last spring did not say anything. It took me over 14 days to get hold of them and yes, Nutriseed contains the bad, cheap version, cyanocobalamin. Which did not work.

    I may never get rid of the neuropathy, such are the dangers of lack of vitamin B12.
    DO NOT buy from Nutriseed, however fanciful their paper packaging!
     
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  2. Sapphy

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    HI Anne Mary, Just came across your post so perhaps you have found a good source of B12 by now but if not....... There are actually 4 forms of B12 that you can get. Two are in the form that the body uses directly - adenosylcobalamin (used by mitochondria and found in liver in animals I think) and methylcobalamin, which you said you have been taking when you had the Lamberts B12. The other two versions have to be converted by the body - hydroxyocobalamin and cyanocobalamin. You can now buy all four versions of B12. I recently got some adensylcobalamin in both capsules and drops (100% pure, no other ingredients) so perhaps have a search online. You can also readily buy the methylcobalamin version in health food shops and online.
    Hope the above is of use!
     
  3. Anne Mary

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    Thanks Sapphy. I have since managed to buy the Lamberts one, the methylcobalamin. However it's all gone haywire and probably nothing to do with the B12: I have been diagnosed with motor neurone disease (ALS), hence the weakness etc. Probably.
    Still, I do recommend the Lamberts one over Nutriseed!
    Love, Annemieke.
     

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