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Created on: 10/02/13 11:51 PM Views: 841 Replies: 5
B12
Posted Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at 11:51 PM

I've recently read that B12 supplements are best taken in liquid form--any thoughts re. same? Thanks Very Happy

RE: B12
Posted Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 6:36 AM

If you are looking for the most absorbable form, it's a sublingual B12 supplement. Sublingual allows for bypassing the gut altogether, which is better for people who may have trouble absorbing the vitamin.

Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education

RE: B12
Posted Friday, October 4, 2013 at 6:41 PM

@Susan: in terms of B12, what are your thoughts on nutritional yeast? Just wondering - I picked up a container of it a couple of months ago, and haven't used much of it yet.

But I'm wondering if it might be useful for making sure my B12 levels don't start dropping.

Also, what's the shelf life for nutritional yeast? I've been keeping my (plastic) container in the cupboard for a couple of months now.

RE: B12
Posted Friday, October 4, 2013 at 7:56 PM

It has to be added (not all of them have it) - so be sure to check the label. It's a fine source if you make sure to consume it regularly. Sometimes an actual supplement is easier to remember to take than yeast flakes.

As far as I know, it's shelf stable. What you do want to watch is getting water or other cross contaminants in it. Always use a dry, clean spoon or shake it out.

Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education

RE: B12
Posted Friday, October 4, 2013 at 8:18 PM

Thanks! Smile

RE: B12
Posted Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:20 AM

A couple of months? wow! We use ours up pretty regularly - I buy it in the bulk bin so I buy what we are likely to use in about 6 weeks at a time. We also keep ours in the fridge just on general principles, though it doesn't necessarily need refrigeration. That way, on the occasions that we don't use it as quickly, I don't get concerned about it.

--DebR


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