Solgar B12

A couple of days ago I opened a new bottle of Solgar Methylcobalamin and thought they looked different. They are the same size round, but the depth is about twice what they are normally. When I looked at the excipients I found that they now have Microcrystaline Cellulose in them and they are much harder than the original ones. Why can't they leave well-enough alone!

I can't find any others that do not have MC in them on Amazon. Can anyone please recommend any B12 that does not have this in it?

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  • J-bee,

    Jarrows Formula contain cellulose but not microcrystaline cellulose. Other ingredients are Xylitol, stearic acid,magnesium stearate, citric acid, silicon dioxide and natural lemon flavour.

  • Clutter I did look at the Jarrows Formula one and have had it in the past. Need to check up on the Xylotil as am not sure my son can have this with Metformin. Thanks for suggestion though and list of excipients. I think cellulose in food formis alright, but we never really know what form it is, do we?

  • That's a hard one j_bee

    What about a sublingual B12 liquid

    biocare.co.uk/default.aspx?...

  • SeasideSusie That looks an interesting one and not much to go wrong there. Thank you for letting me know about this. I already use their B-Complex Liquid as I feel my son has enough tablets with what he has got going on.

    Edited: Just looked at Biocare website and it is £6 cheaper direct from them. I will be studying this website further.

  • Have you tried the B12 oral spray? amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00...

  • RedApple , I can't seem to link on Amazon as to what the excipients are, but possibly Xylitol would be a problem too. Must look into this. Thanks for suggestion.

  • Ingredients

    In Boost B12 Oral Spray you will find the following…

    Purified Water, Xylitol, Natural Apricot Flavour, Citric Acid, Methylcobalamin (B12), Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Green Tea Extract, Chromium Chloride. betteryou.com/boost-b12-ora...

    I understand about xylitol, but unless you are particularly sensitive to having any at all in your system, I suspect the amount could be small enough not to be a problem. Xylitol causes problems for me if I eat it in foods, but the B12 spray was fine. And it tastes nice ;)

  • Thank you for finding this out for me RedApple and so quick too. Once I have checked up on interaction with his other meds I will consider what to do. Sorbate might also be a problem. Sorbitol is definitely out so I wonder about Sorbate too! It is all such a nightmare since Mercury Pharma has caused such problems for us both.

  • Oh I don't think there's any connection between sorbitol and the potassium sorbate preservative. But yes, it's a nightmare trying to figure these things out. I was very sensitive indeed to sorbitol when hypo, but am much more tolerant when on correct thyroid meds.

  • I am much more tolerant to a lot of foods etc when my FT3 is in a good place. I have a bit more homework to do on all of this. My son likes the Methyl B12 nuggets too.

  • i wonder why they feel the need to add green tea extract ? it baffles me why they have to add so many things that just aren't needed :-(

  • Me too whispers60. After all there could be plenty of reasons why you do not want anything else with the main ingredient.

  • lots of hypo people can't tolerate green tea either,

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