Went to collect my B12 ampoules from chemist this afternoon and realised instead of being given my usual brand Neo-Cytamen they have given me the Mercury Pharma brand.
The former contains hydroxocobalamin Chloride 1000 microgram/ml and the latter Hydroxocobalamin Acetate 1mg/ml. On the information leaflet of the acetate it states: This injection contains less than 1 mmol (23mg) of sodium per 2ml (essentially "sodium free"). What does that mean exactly? On the box ingredients listed are: hydroxocobalamin equivalent to 1mg hydroxocobalamin. Also contains acetic acid and sodium chloride in water for injections.
The Neo-Cytamin contains 1027 micrograms of Hydroxocobalamin chloride/ml (equivalent to 1000 micrograms of hydroxocobalamin/ml). Also contains glacial acetic acid (E260), sodium chloride, water. What is the difference between "glacial" acetic acid and plain acetic acid?
So am wondering if the B12 from Mercury Pharma is as potent as the one from Neo-Cytamen? Would be interested to hear from anyone who has used the Mercury Pharma after using the Neo-Cytamen brand: Have you found any difference at all?
Which is the best?
Thanks for commenting.