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Best Vitamin B12 Supplement – Review

It is very important for vegans to take the best vitamin B12 supplement or consume foods that are fortified with this nutrient. This is the only vitamin which you cannot absorb from plants alone.

A brief overview of supplements that you need to think of in a vegan diet, can be found here.

Vitamin B12 is needed for cell division and formation of healthy red blood cells. It is as well an essential nutrient to keep the nerves in a good state.

Lack of B12 can lead to various health problems like fatigue, weakness, anemia, depression, poor memory and nerve damage.

B12 supplements should either be chewable or dissolving under the tongue. Unfortunately, not everyone can absorb the vitaminΒ from pills that are swallowed as whole.

If you are looking for the best vitamin B12 supplement, look no further. Find below an overview from some of the most popular ones online.

Jarrow Formulas Methylcobalamin

Supports Brain Cells, 5000 mcg, 60 Lozenges

best vitamin 12 supplement

Methylcobalamin is better absorbed and retained than other forms. Methyl decreases fatigue, boost your energy levels and supports your brain-health. Lozenges come in 3 different flavors (lemon, cherry and tropical). It has a pleasant taste and dissolves easily.

By taking this vitamin, you should definitely notice a change in your energy level. Not as instant as with caffeine but there’s no crash either. It’s constant, as long as you take it regularly.

The product might be a bit pricier than Cyanocobalamin but why not spend a bit more, if the vitamin is working effectively.

Price: $14.28
Average Customer Rank: 4.3/5

Specifications:

  • Dissolve in mouth or chew
  • Suggested intake: 1 lozenge every 3 to 4 days with a meal
  • Available in 4 different dosages – 500mcg / 1000mcg / 2500mcg / 5000mcg
  • Comprehensive Quality Control
  • Jarrow is a trusted, long established brand and delivers worldwide
  • cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practice) certified

Servings: 60 Servings
Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Made in Utah Vitamin B12 Liquid Drops

Best Vitamin B12 Supplement

The company follows a simple principal – be as healthy as you can be. The product is made from natural resources to benefit your health in the best possible way.

The liquid drops can help you to get extra energy, mental balance and physical health. Some customers also noticed that they got better skin. How awesome is that?

To get the nutrients released directly in the bloodstream you need to place one full dropper (1ml) under your tongue and hold for 20 seconds before swallowing.

Price: $18.97
Average Customer Rank: 4.3/5

Specifications:

  • Has a natural and mild raspberry flavoring
  • Easy to use
  • Non-GMO, Gluten Free, and does NOT contain any Yeast, Wheat, Milk or Milk Derivatives, Lactose, Shellfish, Sugar, Soy, Artificial Colors and Flavors.
  • Made and bottled in Salt Lake City, Utah in an FDA-approved facility which follows strict GMP guidelines.
  • Third party tested

Servings: 2 OZ/60 ML (60 Servings)
Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Vitafusion Extra Strength B12 Gummies

Best Vitamin B12 Supplement

Vitafusion uses Cyanocobalamin B12 which is synthetic chemical made in a laboratory. It must be digested than processed by the liver. This might be not as effective as Methylcobalamin which goes directly in the bloodstream.

However, the flavor of this Gummies are superb and one needs to be careful not to eat them like candies. They are easy to chew and dissolve quickly.

Having vitamins that taste like candy is a win and motivates to take them regularly. Just keep in mind that 2 gummies contain 3g of sugar.

Price: $10.38
Average Customer Rank: 4.4/5

Specifications:

  • No artificial sweeteners, no high fructose corn syrup, no synthetic (FD&C) dyes, no gluten, and no dairy
  • Delicious and nutritious
  • Suggested use: 2 gummy vitamins per day.
  • Each serving of two candies contains 3,000 mcg of vitamin B12 as Cyanocobalamin, which is 50,000% of the recommended daily allowance.

Servings: 90 Gummies
Where to Buy: Amazon.com

VitaminVape B12 Inhaler

Best Vitamin B12 Supplement

I have to say this is by far the fanciest way to take in your vitamins. VitaminVape is an all-natural vitamin B12 aromatherapy inhaler that gives you a boost of natural energy. It looks very cool and comes along with a nice package. This is a new fun-way of getting B12.

The reviews are quite mixed but with money back guarantee it might be worth a try. However, my concern here is that it sounds too good to be true.

Price: $39
Average Customer Rank: 3.7/5

Specifications:

  • contains 10 injections worth of B12 for a much cheaper price
  • has no Nicotine/Tobacco, no Propylene Glycol, no Diacetyl, and no weird chemicals
  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Small as a writing pen. Fits easily in any pocket.

Servings: 28 Servings
Where to Buy: Amazon.com

Conclusion

Can we tell now what is the best vitamin b12 supplement? Not really. There are several good brands out there and keep in mind that there is not one solution for all.

Some products might work for one person whilst others won’t. Also, check the dosage which you might need to adjust to get the best effect from any product.

I personally prefer Vitamin B12 with Sublingual Methylcobalamin as they are easier absorbed. But in the end it is really up to your preference if you go for Gummies, Drops, Inhalers or Sublingual ones.

I hope you enjoyed this review and if you have any questions about vitamin B12 supplements or want to leave your own personal review, leave a comment below.

Nathalie

30 Comments

  1. Hi Nathalie! Excellent review. I did not know that you could actually get an energy boost from B12. I also did not know that it could help the skin. Very informative post. I will make sure to add this to my daily vitamin intake because my B12 comes from a multivitamin. This is a hard pill and from reading your review, not well absorbed by the body. I will switch to a chewable or drops.

    • Hello Mike, thanks πŸ™‚ I am glad that it helped you! You should feel a difference in your energy level when you consume an adequate amount in a way that the body can absorb best.

  2. This is a good review of vitamin B12 supplements. You have also given a wide coverage of the existing supplements.
    Though you have not specified any of the vitamins, it sounds that Sublingual Methylcobalamin is a good one as it has the tendency for quick absorption.

    The best part is your indication of the price tags and place to buy.

    Thanks for sharing this useful review and I wish you all the best of luck and success.

    • Hi Phomrong, Thank you for your feedback. My favorite is as well the Sublingual Methylcobalamim for the very same reason that you mentioned. Wish you all the best too, thanks πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for sharing this article, I know a few people that have B12 deficiencies and I am not entirely sure if these supplements work as they have injections but I don’t see why there would be any difference.

    I will definitely let them know about these products so they do not have to have the trips back and forth the doctors all the time, plus I do not trust doctors lol.

    Have a great and all the success, health and happiness that you desire. Take care.

    Kind regards.

    Dean.

    • Hello Dean, I think that this is really something they should check with their doctor first. They can also give it a try and see if they feel a difference. Thanks so much and same to you πŸ™‚

  4. Great post.
    This will be especially helpful for vegans.
    I love how organized your post is.
    Keep up the great work.

  5. Since I am just in the process of going vegan, it is good to know what supplements I need to add to my daily regimen. Sounds like I need to add this as well. I am going to take a look at all of these you have listed and see which one would work best for me. Thanks for the great information.

    • You’re most welcome. Glad to hear that you are in the process of going vegan! Wish you the very best in your journey πŸ™‚

  6. Great in depth review! I spend time at the gym and fitness overall so I’ve done my fair share of supplement research (and still learning today) and I found this article useful for general health. I had no idea they offered a b12 vape as well I think thats just unnecessary even regardless of preference because of the poor rating, price, and serving value. Great read I hope to see more posts like this!

    • Hi Ryan, thanks for your feedback. Glad you found it useful πŸ™‚ I like the idea of a b12 vape. Would be a healthy way to smoke πŸ˜‰ However, I just believe that is too good to be true. 

  7. Nathalie, thanks for sharing this light about B12, such a pond of riches in a simple and natural way.
    Merci,
    All the best
    Alex

  8. Learnt something new today. Didn’t know that vegans were in danger of not getting enough vitamin B12 and thus need to take it as a supplement. 

    Quite like the idea of the Vitamin Vape B12 inhaler. I wonder if it is better absorbed in this form rather than taking them as conventional tablets. You say it has 10 injections but is 28 days worth. Do you only take it ten times in 28 days?

    • Hey Michel, unfortunately this is the case. I have never tried the inhaler since I am very skeptical about it. According to some customers they were using 10 puffs a day and got several weeks out of it. Hope this helps!


  9. Thanks for this review! I would never have dreamed that you could use an inhaler to get vitamin supplements. I’ve taken B complex in pill form for many years to help against depression and Pre-menstrual Syndrome. I learned from my doctor that women taking hormones (including birth control) are especially prone to B vitamin deficiency.  I am not vegan, but tend toward a vegetarian diet, so B12 in particular tends to be deficient in me. I appreciate the review, and will check out some of these supplements. (Probably not the inhaler, though. I’m skeptical.)

    • You’re most welcome πŸ™‚ I did not know about that, thanks for sharing. I feel the same way about the inhaler. I personally prefer to take sublingual ones which dissolve under the tongue. Try and see what works best for you πŸ™‚ 

  10. Hi Nathalie, thanks very much for this post. I remember having a Vitamin B12 Deficiency before and I felt totally rotten with it. I have been wondering lately if this could again be the reason for me feeling so tired and my memory is so bad. I think that maybe taking one of these vitamins may be what I am needing. 

    I will certainly look into getting some and I will let you know if it makes a difference for me. 

    • Hi Cheryl, you’re most welcome! Yes, sometimes a deficiency can lead to tiredness and even memory problems. Please keep me posted how you’re doing. Hopefully, you feel better soon!

  11. Hi Nathalie,

    Awesome review! I really enjoyed the reading!

    My daughter is vegan for about a year now and she needs to take vitamin B12. I didn’t know which type of vitamin to choose.You have given all the information I was looking for and I thank you for it! I do have a question though. Among all these vitamin B12, which one is the most effective? The liquid drops or the pills? 

    Thank you in advance!

    • Hi Daniella, thanks for your feedback much appreciated! I would just make sure that it is Methylcobalamin since it goes directly in the bloodstream. You cannot really say which is the most effective way of taking the vitamin since everyone is experiencing different results. She would need to try it out and see what works best for her. Hope this helps.

  12. I need to consume more B12 as I don’t consume it enough according to my blood results. I do intermittent fasting and I wonder what is the best time to consume it?

    • Mind you Furkan I am no expert. What I can say is that B Vitamins boost your energy. I would consume it in your first eating window so that you don’t break your fasting state. Hope this helps.

  13. Thanks for this info Nathalie, having not been well for the past 8 mths and taking a handful of prescribed meds everyday I have come to the realization that supporting the body is paramount in my full recovery…vitamin B12 is a winner for me.

    • Hi Janelle, I’m sorry to hear that you’re unwell for quite a while. Hope you recover soon. Keep in mind that I’m no professional and check with your doctor what would suit you best. Take good care of yourself!

  14. I thought you did a great job explaining the importance of B12 initially before getting into product reviews. I myself and starting to lean more towards a vegan diet so the information has been very helpful in this transition.

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