Sublingual B-12 from Bariatric Advantage
Effective in the Prevention and Treatment of B-12 DeficiencySublingual B-12
from Bariatric Advantage. Deficiencies of B-12 and folate have been demonstrated with virtually all bariatric surgery procedures. Our Sublingual B-12
was designed to meet the vitamin B-12 needs of individuals who have undergone weight loss surgery. Each tablet provides 1000 micrograms of B-12. This product is a 100 percent lactose-free formula that can be placed under the tongue or between cheek and gum and allowed to dissolve over a period of several minutes. The slow-dissolve base assures optimal contact time with the inside of the mouth so that B12 is absorbed in the mouth rather than swallowed. This tablet also contains 200 mcg of folic acid. B-12 with Folic Acid. Vitamin B-12 and folic acid are synergistic nutrients in the body, supporting many of each others functions. The 200 mcg of folic acid in this tablet also means that patients who are or wish to become pregnant can get a full milligram (1000 mcg) of folic acid when they take this product together with any of our multivitamins.Sublingual Preparation:
Once swallowed, the absorption of vitamin B-12 is highly dependant on the stomach requiring specialized proteins such as Intrinsic Factor for absorption. Sublingual preparations, which are absorbed in the mucosa of the mouth, have been shown to be effective in the prevention and treatment of B-12 deficiency.
100 Percent Lactose Free:
Some percentage of patients who have undergone weight loss surgery such as gastric bypass or duodenal switch develop lactose intolerance. Others have heard about this potential problem and avoid lactose-containing foods and products without a confirmed problem. The vast majority of Sublingual B-12
products contain lactose for one of two reasons: 1) the tablet itself contains lactose or 2) the B-12 is titrated in lactose. The latter may not show in the ingredient listing, and may cause symptoms for unidentifiable reasons. Our Sublingual B-12
is 100 percent lactose free. There is no lactose in the base and the B-12 ingredient is titrated in calcium. Thus, this is the best choice formula for those who may need to avoid lactose.
Many sublingual vitamin products dissolve rapidly in the mouth allowing most of the vitamin to be swallowed. This is not optimal in individuals with malabsorption where the goal is to assure absorption in the mucosa of the mouth. Our formula is designed to dissolve over several minutes, allowing for optimal absorption. For greatest comfort, we suggest that the tablet be placed between cheek and gum rather than under the tongue.
Great Taste. We consistently get feedback from customers on the great taste of our products, especially our Sublingual B-12
. Great taste fosters compliance, and makes the process of taking daily vitamins more pleasant for patients.