View Full Version : B12 any info on it and does it work?

03-08-2002, 10:22 AM
I feel bad I am always asking questions but never have much to contribute:( SOrry. Heard something about b 12 but dont know much about it. Any infow ould be great! Thanx!

the doc
03-08-2002, 11:09 AM
dont worry you must ask questions before you can answer

b-12 is that cyanocobalamin?
biotin? I dont exactly remember.

*** ok its cyanocobalamin
it is used for biological alkylation reactions
and yes it works very well for this

what do you want to use it for?

03-08-2002, 11:45 AM
its cyanocobalamin.

its the one that vegans need to supp(found in meat and diary products)(though there is one herb that does contain it), otherwise you should be fine. it will be covered by a multi vit tablet.

It has a very high toxicity dose compared to requirment.

You do not need the massive doses some supps have in them or you get with a certioan steroid mixed in the injection.

03-08-2002, 11:51 AM
I was told its great for energy. I knew several people who get the shots but my insurance doenst cover it so i was thinking bout going to the store and picking up a bottle. So I dont need to if i takea multi?

03-08-2002, 12:21 PM
I do not see a benefit of taking it, if you are on a multi vit/min

the only reaosn they will get a energy boost from it, if they were defficent in the fisrt place.

03-08-2002, 01:10 PM
Biotin is worth purchasing, providing it's not expensive where you get it.

03-08-2002, 01:16 PM
Nah.. if you consume more than you really need,you waste your money.. Your body will get rid of it

03-08-2002, 01:24 PM
it's a B vitamine ~~ your body will get rid of it anyway.

There are several reasons for it being a worthy supp. Ask tina.

03-08-2002, 01:25 PM
Wow! I've suddenly turned french!

03-08-2002, 01:27 PM
Mais oui.. "vitamine.." *lol*

Well, I know that it 's essential and aids in many cool functions but I also know that mega doses are a waste of money.

However I want tina to tell me what's about b12. ;)

03-08-2002, 01:34 PM
so i asked a co-worker who gets them on a regular basis and she said:

me~~ what's the deal with b-12 shots?
me~~ how and why do they work, do ya know?
her~~ they are great
her~~ they give me so much energy
me~~ really?
her~~ yes
me~~ do you know why they do?
her~~ they are cheap too
her~~ $10
her~~ alot of old folks get them too
me~~ interesting. i think i'm do some research. thanks!

i gave up at this point. i know she swears by them tho. she also told me she can score bottles of it, if i know how to shoot myself up. who wants to teach me? :help:

03-08-2002, 01:35 PM
I was talking about biotin btw, not B12.

Larger doses of biotin are where the money's at :cool:

03-09-2002, 03:36 AM
When I read about b-12. large doses have no evidence showing properties of ergogenous.
defiecent people, like all deficiency will benefit from it.