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methylcobalamine is superior to cyanocobalamine , but not because of the cyano group We actually make cyanide in our bodies, this is all at very small levels, and is not an issue. But methylcobalamine is much different in terms of transport across the blood brain barrier, so it gets into brain better, and is part of the S adenosyl-methionine metabolism in the brain, which is important in energy metabolism.
Thanks. Do you know if the cyanobalamine form is bioavailable on any level? It seems to be the cheaper form, so probably why it's used so often in formulations. I think I'll dump the supplement with this form.
this is what I suggest with my patients that have MCI (minimal cognitive impairment)
it is called Cerefolin NAC
it has methylcobalamine, and methylfolate
and supplements the SAM metabolic pathway in the brain
I am here if you have questions ok?
Cool. I'm assuming this is over the counter....yes?
unfortunately, it is FDA approved as a"brain food" or nutritional supplement
but they said only with a prescription, at least in most states
you can call your pharmacist and ask
and it is expensive also I think
Hmmm. I'll bet that means spendy, but will call and ask.
the company is really small, they sent me some samples
that is the problem
it might be pricey
you could contact the company and ask for some samples,
they might send some to you, seriously
Thanks. Will do.
you are welcome. good luck
Dr Frank T