OVER 50? CHANCES ARE YOU'RE B-12 DEFICIENT
We need Vitamin B-12 for metabolism—all the processes in the body that depend on energy. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), this includes such vital functions as breathing, circulating blood, digesting food and keeping our brain and nerves functioning.1
Naturally, you want to do all you can to keep your body's storehouse of B-12 at a healthy level. But some people are more likely than others to suffer a Vitamin B-12 deficiency. You could have a B-12 deficiency if you:
- Are over age 50
- Follow a vegetarian or vegan diet
- Have had gastrointestinal surgery
- Have digestive disorders such as celiac or Crohn's disease1
We all feel tired and listless sometimes, but if symptoms like these are part of daily life, you might be suffering from a Vitamin B-12 deficiency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns healthcare providers to watch their patients for these signs of low Vitamin B-12 levels:2
Key signs of deficiency
- Heart palpitations
- Vision loss
- Shortness of breath
- Pale skin
- Tingling of the hands and feet
The CDC doesn't stop there: It notes that a B-12 deficiency can also show up as anorexia (an eating disorder), diarrhea and constipation… it might even boost the risk of heart disease and stroke.2
It's important to note that even if you have any of these signs, it does not necessarily mean that you have a B-12 deficiency. These signs could stem from many causes.
WHY DR. LIBBY'S SLOW-DISSOLVE?
Dr. Libby's Slow Dissolve B-12 Tablets were formulated with his patented technology that allows B vitamins to get into your bloodstream without an injection or swallowing a pill. His controlled slow dissolve process simply allows the B-12 tablet to melt under the tongue using the capillaries in the mouth to enhance the absorption of these critical nutrients right into the bloodstream and throughout the body where they are needed most. Think comparatively of nitroglycerin tablets for the relief of angina pain or chest pain. Dr. Libby thought, "if nitroglycerin could go into the blood vessels, why couldn't B-12"?
While chewing and swallowing Dr. Libby's Slow Dissolve Tablets might be tempting given their sweet taste, it is crucial to their effectiveness that you allow them to dissolve under the tongue completely. You'll still get the great taste, plus the full benefit of these nutrients… his patented slow dissolve process helps to make sure you get the B-12 you need when you need it!
1 Andrews E., et al. (2113). The syndrome of food-cobalamin malabsorption revisited in a department of internal medicine. A monocentric cohort study of 80 patients. European Journal of Internal Medicine, 14, 221-2216.
2 "Manifestations of Low Vitamin B12 Levels". Vitamin B12 Deficiency. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Continuing Medical Education for Primary Care Providers. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/b12/manifestations.html