Dr. David Brownstein,  editor of Dr. David Brownstein’s Natural Way to Health newsletter, is a board-certified family physician and one of the nation’s foremost practitioners of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and others about his success with natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. His books include Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do!; Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It; Salt Your Way To Health; The Miracle of Natural Hormones; Overcoming Arthritis, Overcoming Thyroid Disorders; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet; and The Guide to Healthy Eating. He is the medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, Mich., where he lives with his wife, Allison, and their teenage daughters, Hailey and Jessica.

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Epidemic

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Question: My doctor was willing to order the natural form of vitamin B12 for me, but wanted to ask the pharmacist how to prescribe it. They came up with a sublingual form. The injectable form isn’t available. Is this the best treatment?

Dr. Brownstein's Answer:

I am amazed at how many patients suffer from vitamin B12 deficiency. In fact, B12 deficiency is occurring at epidemic rates, and it can cause or exacerbate myriad neurological problems including dizziness and inner ear problems.

The good news is that there is an injectable form available — that is, if the doctor is willing to prescribe it. The cost of a 30-dose vial of natural B12 shots is around $30.

In my experience, it’s not worth taking the oral, sublingual (under the tongue), or nasal versions of B12. The injectable forms of natural vitamin B12 clearly outperform the other versions. Unless you have a needle phobia, I recommend B12 injections to combat deficiency.

For neurological problems, I typically recommend injecting 1 mg of natural vitamin B12 per day for 30 days, then reducing the dose to 1 mg twice per week. If you do not see a response from one form of natural B12 (for example, hydroxocobalamin), consider using another natural form (such as methylcobalamin).

Vitamin B12 shots are very safe and have few side effects. The only problem I have seen with B12 shots is a failure for patients to respond to them.


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Question: My doctor was willing to order the natural form of vitamin B12 for me, but wanted to ask the pharmacist how to prescribe it. They came up with a sublingual form. The injectable form isn t available. Is this the best treatment? Dr. Brownstein's Answer: I am amazed...
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