Any herbs for a serious vitamin B 12 deficiency

sewwht(5 NE)January 15, 2010

My mom is 86, and has to get Vitamin B 12 shots every month, sometimes we can't get to the Dr. because of all the major snow lately. Her Dr. said vitamins are to slow (I agree). Does anyone know of a natural Vit. B 12 or an herb I can grow this year to help her?

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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Is there someone else who can get her to her Doctor? I'm sure there is someone that can get through the snow since few places in America stay snowbound for as long as it would take you to grow an herb and harvest it.

In the meantime, you could check out foods with B12....


Here is a link that might be useful: B12 Foods

    Bookmark   January 16, 2010 at 1:10PM
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hemnancy(z8 PNW)

There are sublingual B12 tablets, which allow the B12 to be absorbed by blood vessels under the tongue, and bypass the stomach, which would help if there were stomach absorption problems. Some sources recommend the methyl form of sublingual B12. And I just saw on google a B12 patch that claimed to be more effective. But I assume more expensive.

Vegetarian sources don't contain B12 unless added for fortification, even brewer's yeast.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2010 at 5:28PM
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B12 is an animal thing. You get it from liver.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 2:26AM
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gvozdika(8 OR)

Seems this is an old thread.
Recently run into this link, it claims Ashitaba contains substantial levels of B12. I haven't tried it myself yet but would love to.

Here is a link that might be useful: ASHITABA (Angelica keiskei koidzumi)

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 1:26PM
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