Vitamins are essential for optimal health and wellbeing. You know that. But the thing is, you keep forgetting to take them. When you’re rushing to get ready in the morning, even finding the time to make yourself a banana smoothie is a challenge, so shaking your supplements out from their respective bottles, then downing them? Almost 100% impossible. And let’s not talk about pill cases. For all their supposed convenience, you still must carve out time to pre-fill them. Plus, some of them are downright bulky. Oh, if only you could get your hands on a truly portable supplement form that enables you to be your healthiest self—whenever, wherever …
Enter Organic Methyl B12 Liquid Spray: the first of Dr. Danielle’s vitamin-in-a-spray range delivering your daily B12 dose in two effortless spritzes.
Your more tasty, convenient, and more effective daily B12 hit
Why choose Dr. Danielle’s Organic Methyl B12 Liquid Spray? Four compelling reasons:
Engineered for optimal delivery into the bloodstream
If you were to consume a B12 tablet, your body would only be able to absorb the vitamin into the bloodstream after two to six hours—that’s how long it takes for food to move from your esophagus to your small intestine, B12’s “site of absorption” (1, 2, 3). That’s enough time for most people to finish a marathon!
To ensure your body gets its hands on B12 as soon as possible, Organic Methyl B12 Liquid Spray delivers microdroplets designed to permeate your buccal mucosa (i.e., a wet, mucous membrane that extends from the inside of your lips and cheeks to just behind your last teeth), right into your bloodstream (4, 5). As a result, your body gets access to B12 in minutes instead of hours (6, 7, 8).
Contains bioavailable B12 (methylcobalamin)
Vitamin B12 supplements are typically derived from two sources: cyanocobalamin or methylcobalamin (9, 10). So, why did we choose to formulate Organic Methyl B12 Liquid Spray with the latter instead of the former?
There are two reasons. First, unlike methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin is a synthetic form of vitamin B12 that’s not found in nature. Second, your body must convert cyanocobalamin into methylcobalamin—the active form of vitamin B12—before it can use it. This is particularly important if you have a MTHFR gene mutation. So why not give your body something it can work with right away? Besides, there's evidence suggesting that methylcobalamin may be retained better in your body than cyanocobalamin (11).
Take it with you anywhere
Do us a favor and look at your palm right now. Organic Methyl B12 Liquid Spray is smaller than that. No, really (unless you have tiny hands). That’s because we created it with portability in mind so that you could fit it into your pockets, purses, daypacks, and shoulder bags.
Running an errand and realizing that you’ve forgotten to take your supplement? Well, no worries because you’re carrying Organic Methyl B12 Liquid Spray. Again, two spritzes, and you're done. (Friendly reminder: remember to empty your pockets at the end of the day—you don’t want your spray ending up in the washing machine!)
Organic natural cherry flavor
Pardon the pun, but Organic Methyl B12 Liquid Spray’s flavor is quite literally and figuratively the cherry on top. Beyond blessing your taste buds with its balanced, sweet-tart notes, the spray also moisturizes your mouth—potentially helping you keep bad breath away (12, 13, 14, 15). A spray that: 1) freshens your breath, 2) is tasty, and 3) gives you the daily hit of vitamin B12 you need? Sign us up, please!
Isn’t B12 readily available in foods?
All that sounds fantastic. But aren’t we forgetting something? According to research, vitamin B12 is naturally present in foods of animal origins, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products (16, 17). You could also find it in fortified breakfast cereals and nutritional yeasts (18). So, is it even necessary for you to supplement with vitamin B12?
Well, here’s what you need to know: between 1.5% and 15% of the general population is vitamin B12 deficient (19). And your risk of being B12 deficient is elevated if you:
Have a small intestine disorder
Your small intestine helps absorb B12 (20, 21). As a result, individuals with small intestine disorders, including Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, and irritable bowel syndrome, are often at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Follow a vegan or vegetarian diet
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin found in substantial quantities only in animal foods. That suggests that individuals following either a vegan or vegetarian diet face an increased risk of B12 deficiency—and research agrees. According to a 2014 systematic review published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, B12 deficiency is present in up to 86.5% of adults and the elderly following a vegetarian diet (22). An earlier 2010 study published in the same journal classified 52% of vegans as vitamin B12 deficient (23).
Are above 50 years old
A large body of research shows that adults over 50 are at increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency (24, 25, 26, 27). While there is a handful of contributing reasons, the main one is that older adults tend to have lower stomach acid levels. This impairs their ability to extract B12 from their foods.
Have an MTHFR gene mutation
“MTHFR” stands for methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (28). It’s an enzyme that breaks down the amino acid homocysteine. The MTHFR gene that codes for this enzyme can mutate, and mutations can affect one or both of your MTHFR genes. MTHFR gene mutations are relatively common. In fact, in the United States, there are more people with the gene mutation than people without (29). And if you, like most, have an MTHFR gene mutation, research shows that you’re more likely to have low vitamin B12 levels (30, 31).
What’s the importance of getting enough B12?
Now, let’s address the question in your mind: why should you care about your B12 levels? Answer: like many other vitamins, it’s crucial to optimal physical and emotional health. Here are five health benefits of getting enough vitamin B12:
Helps with red blood cell production
Red blood cells carry oxygen from your lungs to tissues throughout your body. They also carry carbon dioxide, a toxic by-product of cell functioning, from those tissues back to the lungs, where it's expelled. Vitamin B12 plays a crucial role in the production of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 deficiency impairs red blood cell output, inducing megaloblastic anemia—in turn, causing symptoms like fatigue, difficulty concentrating, clumsiness, and dry skin (32, 33, 34).
Supports healthy hair, skin, and nails
Adequate levels of vitamin B12 are needed to promote healthy hair, skin, and nails. In fact, research shows that low vitamin B12 levels could cause various dermatologic issues, including hyperpigmentation, nail discoloration, hair changes, and vitiligo (35, 36).
Promotes a healthy nervous system
Vitamin B12 helps produce a substance called myelin, a protective coating that shields your nerves and helps them transmit sensations (37). Thus, if you have low vitamin B12 levels, your body may struggle to produce enough myelin to coat your nerves—leaving them susceptible to damage. You may then experience tingling hands or feet (i.e., peripheral nerve damage) and trouble walking (38, 39, 40).
Lowers the risk of dementia
Brain atrophy, an overall shrinkage in brain volume, plus a loss of neurons, contributes to the development of diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s (41). Luckily, it appears that vitamin B12 could slow brain atrophy and, in turn, play a role in preventing dementia. Take this 2008 study published by the American Academy of Neurology, for instance (42). After five years, participants with lower B12 levels in the blood experienced a more significant brain volume loss.
May improve mood and depression symptoms
Vitamin B12 is required for serotonin development (43). For the uninitiated, serotonin is a chemical messenger that’s believed to act as a mood stabilizer (44, 45, 46). This, in turn, helps explain why research has highlighted a connection between vitamin B12 deficiency and neuropsychiatric manifestations: from depression to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to mood swings (47).
What else is in Organic Methyl B12 Liquid Spray? (And other questions)
Still have questions? Good, because we have answers.
What ingredients does Organic Methyl B12 Liquid Spray contain (other than methylcobalamin)?
Nothing unnecessary, that’s for sure. Really. See for yourself: purified water, organic vegetable glycerin, organic natural cherry flavor, and citric acid. You could have read that out loud in a single breath.
When should I take it?
Any supplement works best when you take it consistently. So, we’d advise you to spritz away whenever it’s easy and convenient for you.
Can I take it with a multivitamin?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin. That means your body will simply excrete any excess amounts (48). That said, it's always a good idea to consult your primary healthcare provider before starting any new supplement.
Is it safe for kids and pregnant or nursing women?
Organic Methyl B12 Liquid Spray has not been tested for safety in the populations above. Do consult a healthcare professional if you’re unsure of its suitability for you.
That said, it’s worth noting that people who are pregnant have a higher recommended dose of vitamin B12. This is because research shows that it may help prevent severe congenital disabilities like partial paralysis and an undeveloped skull (49). Individuals with low levels of B12 also face an increased likelihood of giving birth to a child with a neural tube defect (50).
Ready to get your spray on?
Can’t wait to spritz your way to higher B12 levels—and improved health? Then click here to check out Dr. Danielle’s Organic Methyl B12 Liquid Spray.