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Everywhere I look I can only find the wrong (for my specific purposes) methylcobalamin supplements.<br>
My ideal is a non-sublingual non-chewable minimally coated tablet, just a regular looking pill.<br><img alt="" src="http://www.mydietsolutions.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/B12_Tablets___Su_4e84beb34c598.jpg" style="border:0px solid;"><br>
I have found chewables and various sprays and pseudo-tinctures as alternatives to the lozenges but doesnt any brand put out just a normal pill? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br>
I prefer to recompound my B12 into a powdered food ingredient so I can just toss 50µg worth of B12 into my food with the spices at the end. All my dietary nutriments in a nice hot food matrix <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/popcorn.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Popcorn"> If I used the chewables to do that my food would smell faintly of fruit, not always bad but not always good either :p And, with most brands, a needless addition of synthetic chemicals.<br>
I presently use cyanocobalamin that way (recompounded to 50 µg/g of shiitake powder) but I figure since each bottle is a 3 year supply when recompounded into that dosage it may be a good idea for the added safety through diversity via. alternating with methylcobalamin or mixing them 50:50.
 

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The way I understand it, B12 is best absorbed into the body in the mouth, which is why the lozenge bottle usually says to keep it under your tongue or in your cheek until it's gone (but to move it around so it's not only in one place), and that's also why there are chewables.<br><br>
But to answer your question, I know I have not seen any methylcobalamin B-12 pills, but I'll try to see if I can come across one.<br><br>
Edit: You're right, there is absolutely none out there. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> The closest I've found so far was one in capsule form, but it is not vegan nor vegetarian. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> I'll keep looking though.
 

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Well that is just so strange.<br>
Thanks for looking <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Some studies propose that pills really do work as well as lozenges, et al. If that pans out maybe normal pills will surface in time.<br>
Until then I may just mix chewables with cyanocobalamin to make my B12 spice. I doubt I'll even be able to taste the flavoring anyway (that thought occurred to me tonight while eating a fairly normal dish of mine.. stew topped with hot peppers and raw garlic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
 

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Some studies propose that pills really do work as well as lozenges, et al.</div>
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Yes I've read some of those same studies and from what I understand it's not really the method of administration that counts as much as the dosage. In people who have absorption problems, a sufficiently high dose raises B12 levels just as effectively whether you swallow the pills or take a sublingual. This was on the veganhealth website I believe but I'll have to look it up. I take sublinguals myself but more often than not I get impatient and just swallow the suckers. I take the cheap cyanocobalamin kind rather than the methyl form, and it raised my B12 levels to over 1000 in no time.
 
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