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Vitamin B12 Frequently Asked Questions

Monday April 25, 2022
Vitamin B12 Frequently Asked Questions

When should I take Viridian Nutrition’s Liquid B12? How long will it take for it to work? Liquid B12 is a vegan formulation developed to provide the body with a natural boost of the essential vitamin. Kerry-Lee Revitt Nutrition Advisor at Viridian Nutrition answers your questions in our friendly Liquid B12 FAQ.

What is Liquid B12?

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient which contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Vitamin B12 contributes to normal red blood cell formation, normal homocysteine metabolism and the normal functioning of the immune system.

This vegan liquid formulation is made using a natural fermentation process and includes both methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. These forms support a variety of functions in the body.

How long will it take for the supplement to work?

In healthy people, the body has a small reserve of B12 in the liver, however this can be soon used up when the diet is deficient in B12. In this state it may take a few weeks before your vitamin B12 levels and symptoms (such as extreme tiredness or lack of energy) start to improve.

Does Liquid B12 contain any artificial colourings or chemicals?

Liquid B12 features 100% active ingredients with no artificial fillers and no nasties. Formulated in a base of glycerine, (sourced from coconuts) for easy absorption. Liquid B12 is sourced according to our strict ethical criteria including no animal testing, GMO or palm oil. Viridian Nutrition has a commitment to providing food supplements that are free from chemicals, additives, artificial colourings and flavourings. Therefore, Liquid B12 does not contain any chemicals.

What’s the best way to take Liquid B12?

Daily with food, simply use the pipette to drop straight into the mouth or under the tongue to use sublingually. Alternatively, add to smoothies or cold drinks.

We recommend that you always check with a healthcare professional before using any food supplements, especially if you are on medication as they could interact.

Liquid or capsules vitamin B12 – which is better?

Sublingual B12 is equally as effective as standard capsules. Studies show no significant difference in absorption rates between sublingual or oral vitamin B12. However, the rate at which a vitamin is absorbed comes down to the physical chemistry of the compound. In theory, a liquid in the stomach will absorb at a much faster rate than a solid pill form will as it doesn’t need to be broken down. We are now happy to offer people the choice as some might find liquid easier to take.

When and for how long can I take Liquid B12?

It is advisable to take vitamin B12 with a meal. This duration of dosing can depend on symptoms; however, most people should replenish their B12 stores is a few weeks and can then adjust to a smaller dose.

Can I take too much Liquid B12? (and also what is the recommendation from PHE?)

Healthy adults (aged 19-64) need a minimum of 1.5 micrograms a day of vitamin B12. However, their requirements may increase when managing health conditions or if following a vegan or vegetarian diet.

We recommend Liquid B12 as a food supplement for adults aged 16 and above to take one serving (0.5 ml) daily with food.

It is important to always keep to the dosage recommendations on the label. If you wish to exceed the dose stated, you may be advisable to discuss this with a healthcare professional.

Where does Viridian’s Liquid B12 come from?

Viridian’s Liquid B12 is fermented on beet molasses using two strains of bacteria to produce adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin. This produces a vegan liquid B12.

At what age can Liquid B12 be taken?

The suggested dose from 16 years old is (0.5ml) one serving daily.

How should I store the supplement?

Liquid B12 should be stored in a cool dry place.

Is it suitable for vegans?

Viridian Nutrition’s Liquid B12 is 100% plantbased food supplement and therefore suitable for individuals following a vegan lifestyle.

Can I take the supplement during pregnancy?

This supplement is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation.

Author: Kerry-Lee Revitt is a Nutrition Advisor at Viridian Nutrition.



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The information contained in this article is not intended to treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a health practitioner. Please consult a qualified health practitioner if you have a pre-existing health condition or are currently taking medication. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.


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