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Vitamin B12

A comment on vitamin B12

I would like to preface a comment on B12, which I received recently from a 49-year-old man.

“I told you in an email that I have not slept much lately and that I did not really wake up in the morning. I had the feeling that I often felt a full stomach even after several hours after lunch or dinner. In addition, my mobility was no longer as it used to be. I was more worried than usual, and my mood was often not the best. Everything was stressful for me and the work no longer gave me the hoped-for joy. Occasionally I have had a pull in the nerve or muscle pathways around the legs and feet.
They told me that these are actually typical signs of vitamin B12 deficiency. And you gave me the tip, just try it with methylcobalamin from the pharmacy and drip the drops under the front of the tongue.
I was pretty skeptical. All the more I was surprised that I already slept deeply after the first intake at night and felt well rested in the morning. The pulling in the nerves has stopped, and best of all: my mood is really good again. My digestion has also improved.
I could hardly believe that the almost homeopathic low dose of B12 in the micro-gram range can have such a comprehensive effect on the whole body … “

1. What significance does vitamin B12 have for humans?

Vitamin B12 has a hitherto barely recognized, yet enormous importance for humans. A deficiency has far-reaching physical and mental effects. Many people do not know that they have a deficiency of B12 and are suffering from various symptoms without finding and correcting the root causes of their condition.

Due to today’s environment, we take daily environmental toxins from impure air (car exhaust, etc.), food with preservatives (chemicals), drinks with additives (“nature identical”, etc.) to us. In order to reduce the environmental toxins, we need more vitamin B12 than previously assumed with 1 or 3 micrograms per day. B12 helps the liver to break down the substances.

2. For which areas is B12 very important?

For the nervous system
For the metabolism
For the formation of blood
For detoxification
Even this short list shows the great scope of B12 and underlines its enormous importance. If this vitamin is missing or if it is not sufficiently available, then all the above-mentioned areas are restricted.

In cooperation with other substances B12 is responsible for the breakdown of cholesterol and fatty acids and for the breakdown of amino acids as well as for the formation of mucous membranes in the body. It protects against circulatory diseases and stroke. Without B12 it comes to a slagging in the bloodstreams and in the digestive system.

3. What complaints can be caused by a defect?


Sleep disorders, indigestion, prolonged feeling of fullness, indigestion, weight gain, arthritis, low vision, chronic fatigue, metabolic problems, skin rashes, muscle weakness, joint stiffness, hair loss, anemia, neurological disorders such as pulling in the nerves, electromagnetic sensitivity, sleepy hands and feet.
Common symptoms include hypertension, hip osteoarthritis, impotence, infertility, paralysis, MS, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, diabetes, cancer.

Depression, restlessness, slackness, exaggerated activity, in the morning unawakened, worries, anxiety, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, burnout, impatience, irritability, mood swings, listlessness. (“I’m standing next to me”, “I’m feeling empty inside”, “I’m not right”)

B12 increases stress resistance. You stay calm and relaxed. Optimism and a good mood increase. (These are statements from clinical tests).

First signs of a B12 deficiency:

First signs of vitamin B12 deficiency are chronic fatigue, restlessness, irritability, increased nervous sensibility, muscle weakness, drowsy feet or hands, joint stiffness, rashes, indigestion, feelings of fullness, low vision, impotence, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, mood swings, feeling of emptiness, “besides to stand “. ,

Later, anemia (blood deficiency) may be added.

Finally, the nervous system is attacked with the appropriate consequences

4. Which people are particularly affected?

In healthy people with a healthy, normal digestion and a varied, balanced diet enough B12 is formed in the body itself!
It becomes more difficult with certain kinds of nutrition. If one lives a lot of ready meals, finished products, fast food, one-sided diets, or only vegetarian food, then one should suddenly abruptly

The above symptoms are more common in vegetarians and especially in vegans. Tests have shown that all vegans have consistently failed the B12 test. Unless they have added vitamin B12 to the body in addition to food.

Also, by prolonged drug intake, a deficiency of vitamin B12 can be triggered. These include antibiotics, the pill, cortisone, certain diabetes medications.

Also, the intake of B12 may be restricted in smokers.

Life expectancy can be reduced as a result of the many ailments that accompany it. South Indian vegetarians only have a life expectancy of 49 years. Even if life can not easily be transferred to European conditions, a lack of vitamin B12 could be involved.

5. Why is it so difficult to get vitamin B12 from the diet?

1. Vitamin B12 is found only in animal foods.

These include meat (especially liver, kidneys), fish, eggs.
Dairy products only in small quantities, as they are usually pasteurized (heated).

Vegetarian products do not contain vitamin B12. Also not algae products (spirulina) or soy products (tofu).

2. Vitamin B12 is sensitive to heating.

3. Optimal formation and uptake of B12 in the stomach and intestine must be ensured. This requires a healthy gastric mucosa.

a) Every 2nd adult over 50 produces too little or no stomach acid (HCl).

b) In the gastric mucosa an “intrinsic factor” must be formed. It’s a protein that piggybacks vitamin B12 through the stomach so it does not get digested in the stomach before it’s in the small intestine, its ultimate target. There must be enough mucous membrane in the stomach to protect B12. Again, it often comes to deficiency symptoms.

Over 30% of people over the age of 50 do not even consume vitamin B12 because they lack the intrinsic factor (“piggyback” factor).

6. What can you do?

As I said, a healthy person with a balanced diet needs nothing to do. He makes enough B12 through the diet.

If the intrinsic factor is absent or limited, then even an externally supplied B12 is digested in the stomach. So it takes special measures to get B12 to its destination:

1. spraying

Doctors recommend a “cure” of 10 injections (twice a week) with vitamin B12. As a result, the vitamin penetrates directly into the blood. This measure is announced for acute complaints.

However, the problem is not fundamentally and permanently remedied by a spray “cure”. Unless one repeats this measure regularly, as soon as a new deficiency has set.

Fortunately, there is now an easier way:

2. Acquisition via the oral mucosa

Suitable is the intake of methylcobalamin

You can choose the following measures:

a) Sucking tablet methylcobalamin
A lozenge tablet of methylcobalamin every two days (as a permanent solution).

b) Vitamin B12 active (methylcobalamin) from the pharmacy (PZN: 7704655),
5 drops daily under the tongue so that a supply in the liver accumulates again.
One drop contains 50μg Vit.B12, 5 drops contain 250μg Vit.B12

This form of administration allows B12 to bypass the gastrointestinal tract because it is absorbed directly through the oral mucosa.

Methylcobalamin regenerates the nervous system.
Together with folic acid, it can also reduce increased homocysteine ​​levels and thus prevent deposits on the vessel walls.

c) increasing the dose

If you increase the dose, then vitamin B12 can pass through the stomach and be absorbed by the intestine. Excess B12 is excreted normally and does not accumulate in the body.

Here you can take B12 capsules normally.
At 500 micrograms in a capsule, at least 1 microgram passes through the stomach and thus reaches the small intestine, where it is absorbed.

3. hydrochloric acid capsule
For digestive problems (food stays too long and too heavy in the stomach), taking a hydrochloric acid capsule with the meal also helps. That brings excellent results.

4. Wild herbs
In (untreated) wild herbs (from the garden) micro minerals are present, which promote the absorption of nutrients such as B12 in the intestine. 5. Gluten-free diet
With stronger complaints and a weak stomach fire the stomach produces too little gastric acid and enzymes. Gluten-free diet can then also contribute to a purification.

6. Acid-base balance
Care should be taken that the body is in acid-base balance.
This can easily be checked using the paper test strips from the pharmacy.
Too much acid or too much basic food is equally harmful in the long run. Severe vegetarians often produce too little stomach acid, which means that important minerals can not be digested with

7. Is there any reliable evidence of vitamin B12 deficiency?

First signs:

As stated above, the first signs of vitamin B12 deficiency are chronic fatigue, insomnia, restlessness, irritability, increased nervous sensitivity, indigestion, feeling of fullness in the stomach, poor eyesight, skin rashes, muscle weakness, falling feet or hands, joint stiffness, impotence, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, Irritability, mood swings, feeling of emptiness, “standing beside oneself”. ,

Laboratory test

Who wants to know exactly, can make a reliable laboratory test: 1. The MMS test:

The MMS test (Methyl Malonic Acid Concentration Test) can be performed by a laboratory doctor. He is reliable and costs 60 euros.

2. The homocysteine ​​test
Two-thirds of the population has an elevated homocysteine ​​level. If it is over 9, then it can lead to a slagging of the vessel walls.

Normally, the homocysteine ​​concentration decreases within three months of taking B6, folic acid and B12.

Folic acid is achieved by leafy vegetables (broccoli, kale, herbs, salads, fruits, etc.). 98% of adults have folic acid deficiency because they do not eat enough leafy vegetables.
All mentioned factors (B6, B12 and folic acid) can be supplied by appropriate preparations:


I recommend daily:

1.) 2 – 5 methylcobalamin drops under the tongue
(No side effects, as excess B12 is simply excreted through the urine)

2.) 1 multi-B complex capsule
With the multi-B-complex capsules not only B6 and folic acid can be taken, but also vitamins B1 (missing in frozen food), B2 and B5 can be covered.


Säuren werden stets im Körper gebildet. Basen dagegen müssen immer von außen zugeführt werden. Um zu einem Gleichgewicht zu kommen, sollte die Nahrung deshalb überwiegend basenreich sein.


Außerdem enthält der Körper normalerweise 80% Basen und 20% Säuren. Bei einer denaturierten, industriellen Fertigung von Nahrungsmitteln ist es genau umgekehrt.