I'm pretty surprised whenever I hear that someone is following a healthy diet and is not supplementing with vitamin B12.
In vegan and raw food circles, you often meet the "spaced-out" and forgetful vegans. It's no surprise to find out that both symptoms are typically associated with vitamin B12 deficiencies.
Vitamin B12 is the "energy vitamin" so it's important to maintain the right levels of B12 to keep your energy constant enough to get you through the day without irritability or unusual fatigue.
Anyone following a vegan, vegetarian or raw food diet should absolutely be supplementing with vitamin B12. But, since 40% of the population is testing relatively low in B12, it would be wise for everyone to consider supplementing.
Our environment is so sanitized that the bacteria that normally produce B12 are often not present. B12 is also a very sensitive vitamin and sometimes it can be found in the right quantities, but can't be absorbed by the body because of a lack of what is called the "intrinsic factor."
Any slight change in digestion can cause B12 absorption problems, through a lack of this intrinsic factor.
So, what's the solution?
B12 shots are the best way to get truly absorbable B12 when you are deficient and need to raise your levels quickly. But a shot can cost you close to $250 in North America (with a doctor's consultation), and well… who likes needles? Not mentioning the fact that the liquids injected contain ingredients that you probably don't want in your system.
The best and most convenient way to raise your B12 levels is to use our B12 patches.
Introducing… Vegan B12 Patches Vitamin B12 patches are a great alternative to tablets and shots.
To Use: Simply place the patch behind your ear. Leave on for 24 hours.
Or you can even put them on when you're sleeping every night for three nights. Be sure to put the patch back on the paper you peeled it off of when you're not using it. After 24 hours throw the patch away and use another the next time you apply.
- Our B12 Patch contains 1000 mcg of Vitamin B12 or methylcobalamin. Others on the market contain cyanocobalamin which is a cheaper source of B12 that your body needs to convert.
- Methylcobalamin is already ready for absorption by the body in the form it needs.
- Our B12 patches can help raise your B12 levels so you don't have to worry about becoming deficient and you don't have to wear them all the time. You can use them one a week until your levels are up and then use them as needed to maintain your levels.
75% of British Vegetarians Are B12 Depleted, According to This Study
A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2010 found out that almost 75% of British vegans are either depleted or deficient in B12.
- 50% were actually deficient, enough to experience neurological damage. That's a shocking statistic!
- 21% were considered "depleted."
- In people following an ovo-lacto vegetarian diet, 7% were deficient and 17% were considered depleted.
Of course, we don't know the actual B12 levels for the general population in this study. I believe everyone should consider supplementing with B12, no matter what diet you're on.
B12 deficiencies can lead to low energy, muscle pains, irritability, heart dysfunction, hearing loss, memory loss, a constant feeling of being "spaced out."
Another symptom that you could be B12 deficient is when you experience tingling in the fingers and toes. When the neurological damage continues, it can lead to tremors in the extremities.
The chronic fatigue caused by B12 deficiency can turn into a full-scale depression.
If you have one of the following health concerns, try our Vitamin B12 Patch today!
- Low energy/fatigue
- Sexual problems
- Muscle pain
- Heart dysfunction
- Blood sugar spikes
- Weak bones
- Hearing loss
- Vision problems
- Memory loss
- Diminished brain function
- Emotional/mood problems
- Breast health problems
- Weight loss surgery
Who should use the Vitamin B12 Patch?
New medical research reveals on B12 or folic acid deficiency has revealed a common link in a large number of health issues.
When you need to raise your B12 level you can use the patches. If you're deficient, you can use the patches twice a week, and then as needed.
B12 overdoses are unknown and the patches provide just the right quantity that the body needs.
Which One Would You Like?
- One Package (8 patches)
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More information about B12 Energy Patch by Healthy Habits
How does Healthy Habits®' B12 Energy Patch work?
Each patch contains 1000 mcg of the expensive, highly absorbed active form of Vitamin B-12 (methylcobalamin) and 400 mcg of Folic acid. This is absorbed from the patch through the skin directly into the bloodstream.
Why is Healthy Habits®' B12 Patch the best?
Each patch contains 1000 mcg of the expensive, highly absorbed active form of Vitamin B-12 (methylcobalamin) and 400 mcg of Folic acid. This is important, because most B-12 supplements are of the cheaper, less absorbed, less active form, cyanocobalamin. Best of all, the nutrients can be quickly absorbed simply by applying the patch behind the ear.
Why not use oral vitamin B12 supplementation?
Many multivitamins only contain 1-10 mcg of the cyanocobalamin form of B-12. It then needs to be converted to methylcobalamin before it can be used by the body. The absorbtion of B-12 is a serious problem with oral supplementation. For example, taking 500 mcg of vitamin B-12 can result in as little as 1.8 mcg that will be absorbed into the body. That is 99% waste! Healthy Habits®' B-12 Patches are already in the active coenzyme form the body needs, and are immediately available to the body. Using a patch also allows you to keep a steady and constant release of vitamin B12 over the day.
Why not use sublingual vitamin B12 supplementation?
Sublingual supplements only contain 1-10 mcg of the cyanocobalamin form of B-12. It then needs to be converted to methylcobalamin before it can be used by the body. The absorbtion of B-12 is a serious problem with oral supplementation. For example, taking 500 mcg of vitamin B-12 can result in as little as 1.8 mcg that will be absorbed into the body. That is 99% waste! Healthy Habits®' B-12 Patches are already in the active coenzyme form the body needs, and are immediately available to the body. Using a patch also allows you to keep a steady and constant release of vitamin B12 over the day.
Why not use vitamin B12 shots?
Many doctors recognize the benefits of vitamin B-12 injections and have seen extraordinary results. The downside is that injections require a prescription and can be very expensive. With our B-12 Energy Patch we make it simple and affordable. Just place the patch behind the ear once or twice weekly and you receive an adequate amount of B-12 into your system. No more painful and expensive shots! With our B12 Energy Patch you can be confident in knowing that you are getting a safe and affordable source of B-12 and eliminating the feeling of sluggishness and fatigue. Talk to your doctor about using the Vitamin B12 Energy Patch instead of shots. You will feel MORE ENERGY and ENDURANCE helping you do and enjoy more of life!
Can you take too much vitamin B12?
Overdoses are almost unknown. Even a high dose of 2500 mcg is safe to take daily.
How long does the B12 patch last?
A patch will release vitamin B-12 into your system over a 24 hour period.
Can I take off the patch and put it back on again later?
Yes, you can remove the patch and so long as it is placed back on the paper backing it will not lose any vitamin B-12 until you replace it on your skin. The surgical glue is sticky enough to withstand several removals and reapplications.
Are there any side effects?
Vitamin B12 supplementation side effects are very rare; they include itchy skin, rash and diarrhea.