The Story Behind Dr. Alfred Libby’s Revolutionary
B Vitamin Breakthrough
Alfred Libby, M.D., earned five doctorates and is recognized as
one of the world’s pioneering authorities on therapeutic nutrition. Dr. Libby’s
medical background in bio-chemical research includes an association with Nobel Prize
Laureate, Dr. Linus Pauling.
In the late 1970s, Dr. Alfred Libby, renowned authority on therapeutic nutrition
and longtime associate of Nobel Prize Laureate, Dr. Linus Pauling, began to explore
an alternative delivery system for Vitamin B-12. The goal was to bypass the stomach
where this essential nutrient is not easily absorbed.
In early spring of 1980, Dr. Libby approached his colleagues with his new theory
that B-12 could be delivered to the bloodstream sublingually (under the tongue).
Biochemists and his medical colleagues were quick to dismiss the idea. However,
he was persistent and they eventually decided to give his theory a try, although
they were convinced it would fail.
Six weeks later the first study was underway. Shortly after, Dr. Libby’s Sublingual
B-12 invention was deemed a complete success—blood levels of B-12 increased
dramatically. Dr. Libby’s patented sublingual delivery method can deliver
almost all of the vitamin's power directly into the bloodstream.