Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 248434

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AME SANS VIE: re sublingual vitamins...

Posted by Janelle on August 5, 2003, at 22:10:27

You had mentioned taking a sublingual liquid B-vitamin complex, which I have heard about, even done for awhile.

However, I took them in PILL form - it was B-12, Folic Acid and one other thing I can't remember right now.

You mentioned "dropperful" which sounds like LIQUID? And you mentioned that Walmart sells a good one for seven or eight dollars.

Interesting ... I never heard of LIQUID sublingual vitamin B's before ... do you know which would be more effective - a sublingual PILL that melts under your tongue, or the LIQUID form?

Thanks, and by the way, I will email you, I just haven't been able to because I want to TRY to do it in broken French (well, with my dictionary close by!) and that will take me some time and the library email is very limited in how much time they give!

 

Re: AME SANS VIE: re sublingual vitamins...

Posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 5, 2003, at 22:43:11

In reply to AME SANS VIE: re sublingual vitamins..., posted by Janelle on August 5, 2003, at 22:10:27

That's a good question... I'd assume the liquid form would absorb better though, just because it's essentially "predigested". Could be wrong though... Larry?

 

LARRY HOOVER: c'mere please !!

Posted by Janelle on August 6, 2003, at 17:12:40

In reply to AME SANS VIE: re sublingual vitamins..., posted by Janelle on August 5, 2003, at 22:10:27

Can you read this thread and weigh in on it, please? Give us your opinion as to which form of B-vitamin would be more readily absorbed as sublingual - liquid or solid (pills that melt very rapidly)?

 

AME SANS VIE: CONTENT of sublingual B vitamins: Ame Sans Vie

Posted by Janelle on August 6, 2003, at 17:15:24

In reply to Re: AME SANS VIE: re sublingual vitamins..., posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 5, 2003, at 22:43:11

I know we're not sure of the bioavailability of liquid vs. pill forms of sublingual B vitamins, but let me ask you this: Which B vitamins does the liquid formula you take have? (The only one in the sublingual pills I have found is B-12.)

Thanks,
Janelle

 

Re: LARRY HOOVER: c'mere please !! Janelle

Posted by Larry Hoover on August 6, 2003, at 17:31:17

In reply to LARRY HOOVER: c'mere please !!, posted by Janelle on August 6, 2003, at 17:12:40

> Can you read this thread and weigh in on it, please? Give us your opinion as to which form of B-vitamin would be more readily absorbed as sublingual - liquid or solid (pills that melt very rapidly)?

I wrote a reply to that question hours ago.....must have forgotten to confirm the post before I went on to the next one. Doh!

Any advantage of a sublingual format, whether liquid or solid, arises from the fact that the nutrients are dissolved (the liquid) or dissolves quickly (tablets). The skin under the tongue is really rather thin and porous, so dissolved substances can pass directly into the blood.

Any excess that is swallowed can be absorbed by the more normal routes, across the membranes of the stomach, duodenum and intestine.

With the exception of vitamin B-12 (the only B vitamin that is really a mineral complex), all B's are quite readily absorbed from the gut. Sublingual B-12 preparations do permit higher per cent uptake than do strictly oral forms.

Your standard vitamin B-complex tablet must dissolve in the stomach before its contents are released, but I expect that occurs rather readily. I'm not sure that there is a real benefit to sublingual B-vitamins, other than B-12, but if the cost is not much of a factor, I see no reason not to use them either.

Lar

 

Re: AME SANS VIE: CONTENT of sublingual B vitamins: Janelle

Posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 6, 2003, at 18:08:44

In reply to AME SANS VIE: CONTENT of sublingual B vitamins: Ame Sans Vie, posted by Janelle on August 6, 2003, at 17:15:24

The brand I take is Nature's Bounty. Info on it's contents can be found here:

http://www.drugstore.com/qxp46286_333181_as-qcklogo/natures_bounty/b_complex_sublingual_liquid.htm

As you can see, it's missing several B-vitamins, but those I get through my diet, daily whole-food multinutrient supplement, and individual B vitamin supplements. I believe the one sold at Walmart, made by Spring Valley, has the same contents.

If you're interested in a sublingual B-complex in tablet form, here's a good one called Coenzymate made by Source Naturals:

http://www.nutrimart.com/exe-bin/queries/detail.idc?ItemNo=SN0943

As you can see, it contains all the important B-vitamins, as well as vitamin C and CoQ10. Now that I found out about this, I think I just may end up switching to it!

 

As always, thanks for the informative response! (nm) Larry Hoover

Posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 6, 2003, at 18:09:38

In reply to Re: LARRY HOOVER: c'mere please !! Janelle, posted by Larry Hoover on August 6, 2003, at 17:31:17

 

LARRY HOOVER: liquid vs. tablet sublingual? Larry Hoover

Posted by Janelle on August 7, 2003, at 14:16:57

In reply to Re: LARRY HOOVER: c'mere please !! Janelle, posted by Larry Hoover on August 6, 2003, at 17:31:17

Thanks as always for the great information you provided about the efficacy of sublingual preparations and also I didn't know till I read what you wrote that B-12 is actually a mineral complex! Interesting.

Anyway, my original question remains: which would you suggest as a sublingual for B-vitamins, a liquid or a tablet form (and why)? Thanks!

Janelle

 

AME SANS VIE: MORE re sublingual B vitamins: Ame Sans Vie

Posted by Janelle on August 7, 2003, at 14:21:34

In reply to Re: AME SANS VIE: CONTENT of sublingual B vitamins: Janelle, posted by Ame Sans Vie on August 6, 2003, at 18:08:44

Thanks for the great links. I was delighted to see that there is NO ALCOHOL in the sublingual B vitamins by Nature's Bounty because with all the psych. meds I'm on (I feel like a walking drugstore), I'm scared stiff of ANYTHING with any kind of alcohol in it, and I know that sublingual preps often have alcohol in them as a preservative.

You said that the Nature's Bounty you take and presumably the one at Walmart (I went there but they are out of it; will take a couple of days for them to re-stock) is missing several B-vitamins, and you said I'd notice this! Hah - I'm rather clueless about all the B vitamins, so could you either list them or tell me which ones the Nature's Bounty and Spring Valley brands are missing? Thanks.

 

Re: LARRY HOOVER: liquid vs. tablet sublingual? Janelle

Posted by Larry Hoover on August 7, 2003, at 16:55:12

In reply to LARRY HOOVER: liquid vs. tablet sublingual? Larry Hoover, posted by Janelle on August 7, 2003, at 14:16:57

> Thanks as always for the great information you provided about the efficacy of sublingual preparations and also I didn't know till I read what you wrote that B-12 is actually a mineral complex! Interesting.

It contains cobalt.

>
> Anyway, my original question remains: which would you suggest as a sublingual for B-vitamins, a liquid or a tablet form (and why)? Thanks!
>
> Janelle

I guess I'd go with the liquid, just because it's "ready to go", but sublingual tablets dissolve quickly.....

Like I said, I don't think there's much advantage over regular oral tablets in the first place, so it may be moot.

Lar


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