The B vitamins (including B12 as hydroxocobalamin) are typically better absorbed in a lozenge form than in capsule form because they can begin the breakdown and absorption process in the salivary enzymes and through the blood vessels in the mouth rather further down the digestive tract, when the capsule would break open. Allowing the lozenge to break down in the mouth allows for the maximum time and area over which the vitamin can be absorbed. If you prefer, you can also chew the lozenge, though this will reduce the amount of time the vitamin is held in the salivary enzymes and its exposure to the blood vessels in the mouth. *
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- What is Hydroxo B12 derived from?
- What is the expiration date of Hydroxo B12?
- Is Hydroxo B12 gluten-free?
- Is Hydroxo B12 soy-free?
- Does Hydroxo B12 contain GMO ingredients?
- Does Hydroxo B12 contain corn or grain-derived ingredients?
- Is Hydroxo B12 suitable for vegans and vegetarians? If not, why?
- Is Hydroxo B12 safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
- Can Hydroxo B12 be used for children?
- Are there any side-effects or precautions when using Hydroxo B12?