: Episode 855 - Andy and Vinnie discuss how the news media has become brainless when it comes to health because they just report what they see in blogs without any analysis or effort to look at the real science behind the headlines.
: Episode 854 - Vinnie and Anna talk about what condiments work with NSNG, Anna's homemade mayo recipe, violent vegans, the huge amount of feedback from the What the Health podcast, training in a sauna and more.
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: Episode 853 - Today Vinnie cohosts vinnie's sunday school and the hosts discuss answers to a popular question they receive from kids: "what am I supposed to drink other than water?".
: Episode 852 - Listener Chris talks to Vinnie about eating NSNG while training, running an accidental "ultra" marathon, and jumping rope for fitness via the Buddy Lee technique.
: Episode 851 - Ultra running record-setter Pete Kostelnick joins Vinnie to talk about doing LSD (Long Slow Distance), how he broke the record for the trans-continental run across the U.S. , and how he's really just a normal guy.
: Episode 850 - Nurse Nicole Recine RN. MSN talks about the importance of getting a coronary artery calcium score test done and the fact that doctors don't prescribe them because they may decrease statin prescriptions.
: Episode 849 - Vinnie & Anna answer the question "will coconut oil kill you?", completely debunking the recent media story condemning it, plus they talk with All the Rage movie producer Michael Galinsky, laugh about a new Goop product and more!
: Episode 848 - Listener, fan and phone consult Laurent talks about his NSNG success story and how fine-tuning NSNG really helped him reach his weight-loss goal.
: Episode 847 - Nicole Recine RN MSN joins Vinnie on this special Friday 1-on-1 show to debunk in detail Netflix's Joaquin Phoenix-produced documentary What The Health...
: Episode 846 - Nicole Recine RN MSN join Vinnie to discuss the truth about High Intensity Interval training or HIIT, the myths, and the role it can play in a active lifestyle.
: Episode 845 - Vinnie and Anna go ballistic over the Netflix movie What The Health from Joaquin Phoenix and how everything the movie stands for is pure lies and will lead to the cancer and diabetes it claims to prevent!
: Episode 844 - Nurse Nicole joins Vinnie to discuss why kids need vitamins too and what types of vitamins to avoid...
: Episode 843 - Vinnie Tortorich solos on this Saturday show. Today, he answers the question does NSNG need more science? He talks about our evolution, and how the fact that we got here eating NSNG proves NSNG is the right move!
: Episode 842 - Registered Dietitian Jaime Coffey Martinez MS, RD joins Vinnie today to discuss being a renegade dietitian and breaking the form in regards to what dietitians are taught to preach. Jaime is a strong proponent of low carb diets, and also believes in the important of vitamins.
: Episode 841 - Vinnie and Nicole Recine RN MSN talk about training by heart (another phrase for zone training) and explore how the different training zones affect whether sugar or fat is used for energy.
: Episode 840 - Anna Vocino and Vinnie Tortorich host this Monday podcast and the two discuss notoriety, advertising losing ounces to get that ideal body you've been working towards, and Lonnie Beauchamp joins the two to discuss his line of work.
: Episode 839 - Lonnie Beauchamp asks Vinnie one of the most common questions he sees in the Vinnie Tortorich's No Sugars No Grains Facebook group: how much protein should I eat?
: Episode 838 - Cardiologist Dr. William Davis talks a little about his new book Undoctored and how the profit-motivated healthcare system has resulted in doctors who may not have our best interests in mind when they treat us.
: Epispde 837 - Vinnie tells Andy about his recent trip to the desert and how he noticed that every single person at the resort pool was overweight and laments that people do not seem to be taking care of themselves properly in many situations.
: Episode 836 - Vinnie & Anna call Vinnie's mother, and talk about Vinnie's selfie with Norman Lear, complain that they don't get any book love from family members, shoe store foot analysis scams, Chuck Taylors (the original zero drop shoe) and "Tortobitches".
: Episode 835 - Nurse Nicole joins Vinnie on today's Vinnie's Sunday School to talk about the importance of protecting a young girl's body image from the terrible message society sends.
: Episode 834 - Vinnie invites long-time friend and NSNG Facebook Group moderator Lonnie Beauchamp to the show to discuss the biggest questions people have in the group, including whether or not dietary ketosis is necessary in NSNG.
: Episode 833 - Dr. Jack Wolfson joins Vinnie Tortorich today to discuss the perks of a paleo diet on heart health, supplements, and more!
Vitamin B-12 - A truly essential vitamin.
Webinar presented by: Celebrity Fitness Trainer Vinnie Tortorich & Andy Schreiber, CEO of Pure Vitamin Club
What is Vitamin B-12?
Also called “cobalamin,” Vitamin B-12 is one of the 8 members of the B vitamin family, and is considered one of the “essential vitamins.” The reason they’re called “essential” is that they are literally required for the human body to work properly. There are 13 essential vitamins:
The B Vitamins
What Does Vitamin B-12 Do?
How Is Vitamin B-12 Absorbed?
Two steps are required for the body to absorb vitamin B-12 from food.
How B-12 Works With Other B Vitamins
Vitamin B-12 works closely with Vitamin B-9 (Folate, or Folic Acid) to do the following:
Vitamin B-12 works closely with Vitamin B-9 and Vitamin B-6 to do the following:
What Foods Contain Vitamin B-12?
Vitamin B-12 does not occur in any plant-based foods. The best dietary sources are:
Some packaged foods, such as breakfast cereals, are “fortified” with Vitamin B-12, as well as with other vitamins, but these are by definition “processed” foods, and may not be the best choices for people trying to maintain a healthy diet.
Will Vitamin B-12 Give Me Energy?
What Is A Vitamin B-12 Deficiency?
First it’s important to understand what constitutes a deficiency for Vitamin B-12. There is some question about where the actual clinical cutoff is. Plasma Vitamin B-12 levels are measured in pmol/L – picomoles per liter. Some important numbers to know:
A major study from the 1970’s, the Framingham Offspring Study, revealed some very surprising data about
Vitamin B-12 levels in the population studied:
According to a nutritional epidemiologist at Tufts University in Boston, many people who fall into the under 185 level are actually fully deficient, in terms of the health effects, and a significant percentage of people in the under 258, or “low normal” range, can exhibit some of the neurological symptoms of clinical deficiency.
What Are The Symptoms Of Vitamin B-12 Deficiency?
|•||Chronic Fatigue||• Mood Changes, Increased Depression or|
|•||Muscle Aches and Weakness||Anxiety|
|•||Joint Pain||• Abnormal Heart Problems / Palpitations|
|•||Difficulty Breathing/Shortness of Breath||• Poor Dental Health, Including Bleeding Gums|
|•||Feeling Dizzy||and Mouth Sores|
|•||Poor Memory||• Digestive Problems like Nausea, Diarrhea, or|
|•||Inability to Concentrate Well||Cramping|
|•||A Poor Appetite|
(A more serious deficiency can also cause pernicious anemia, which can cause memory loss, confusion, and even long-term dementia.)
Who Is Most At Risk For Vitamin B-12 Deficiency?
What Do I Do If I Have A Vitamin B-12 Deficiency?
Research shows that for people who have a Vitamin B-12 deficiency, increasing dietary intake of meat, fish, dairy, etc., may not be enough, and supplementation may be necessary.
For most people with moderate deficiency, or who are in the “low normal” levels, oral supplementation is highly effective. For people with more serious deficiencies, it may be necessary to supplement with regular injections.
What Is The Best Form Of Vitamin B-12?
The two most common forms of Vitamin B-12 are methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin.
Methylcobalamin is the form of B-12 that occurs in nature, and is by far the more preferred form for supplementation.
Cyanocobalamin is a synthetic form of B-12 that binds the actual B-12 to a cyanide molecule. It is used in many commercially available Vitamin B-12 supplements, and can even be found in many brands of injectable B -12 prescribed by physicians. In order to utilize Cyanocobalamin, the liver must actually dispose of the cyanide molecule, and convert the cobalamin back to the methyl form. This greatly diminishes the effectiveness, and taxes the liver.
So why do so many supplements, and even injections, use this form?
A LOT CHEAPER!
Capsules, Liquid, or Tablet?
What delivery method for B-12 is the best?
How Are Sub-Lingual Tablets Made?
On the left, you can see that even the highest dose of B-12, 5,000 mcg, barely even shows up against the amount in a typical capsule.
This means that a filler of some sort must be used to create a tablet large enough to even register or be able to handle.
So What Do Most Tablets Use As A Base?
Because the amount of cobalamin in a Vitamin B-12 supplement is so small, by definition it requires that the cobalamin be attached to some sort of base material. Virtually all products available use one of two such materials. Either:
The other, and even more commonly used base material, or “bulking agent,” is Microcrystalline
Cellulose – a refined wood pulp used as a texturizer and anti-caking agent, and a bulking agent in food production.
Cellulose is the substance that makes up most of a plant’s cell walls, and is the most abundant organic compound on earth. Broccoli is essentially cellulose, as are strawberries, tomatoes, as well as wood.
NOT ALL CELLULOSE IS CREATED EQUAL
Microcrystalline Cellulose in particular is what is known as a “micro-nano particle,” meaning it is incredibly small.
According to George Burdock, PhD, and Sabine Teske, PhD,:
“Our cells cannot stop the micro-nano particles from entering them, and once there they are not able to be useful, but float in and out of the cell membranes, and basically clog up tiny places in our bodies, bioaccumulating as we take more, and causing background inflammation to rise.”
Great For The Floor Of A Honky-Tonk. Lousy For Your Body.
Microcrystalline Cellulose is one of the worst ingredients you can put in your body. Burdock and Teske state further:
“Once in the body, some particles have changed the shape or conformation of proteins, creating a protein similar to that produced in Alzheimer’s disease. Changing protein conformation can potentially create new allergenic proteins in organs to which the body could mount an immune response.”
Binders and Flow Agents
Both Lactose and Microcrystalline Cellulose need a binding agent in order to hold together as a tablet. Some of these ingredients, like “acacia gum,” or “guar gum,” are fairly benign. Others, such as certain sugars and synthetic polymers, are to be completely avoided.
While capsules can be made (thought most aren’t) without any form of lubricant, tablets are another matter. Without some sort of lubricant, the raw materials accumulate on the pins that punch out the tablets, making production impossible.
The lubricant, or “flow agent,” used by the vast majority of tablets is Magnesium Stearate, or Stearic Acid. Magnesium Stearate is not a source of magnesium and has no health benefits. It may, in fact, have a detrimental effect on your immune function, as stearic acid has been linked to suppression of T Cells, the main line of defense in your immune system. It also stimulates your gut to form a biofilm, which can prevent proper absorption of nutrients in your digestive tract.
Sweeteners, Artificial Flavors, and Artificial Colors
Because they’re meant to dissolve under the tongue, most sub-lingual tablets contain artificial sweeteners, such as sorbitol or mannitol, as well as artificial flavors and artificial colors.
For people who are taking vitamins in order to maintain their health, the use of these ingredients is highly counter-productive. As we say at Pure Vitamin Club – these are vitamins, not candy.
Pure Vitamin Club’s Sub-Lingual Vitamin B-12 Tabs
Pure Vitamin Club was founded in 2014, with a mission to provide the purest, highest quality nutritional supplements available, using the highest quality ingredients, in carefully balanced formulas, and absolutely no junk ingredients. We started with just one product – our Daily Multicap, an all-purpose multivitamin/multimineral formula.
In January 2016, we introduced our Broad Spectrum Magnesium Caps, a unique formulation of four different types of magnesium, specifically designed to provide the maximum benefit from each, while minimizing any unwanted side effects.
A Revolutionary Approach
PVC’s first two products were both capsules. While most manufacturers told us creating a capsule without fillers, flow agents, or other junk ingredients was impossible, we persisted, and by so doing, launched a revolution in nutritional supplementation.
Creating a tablet, however, was a much more difficult proposition. As laid out previously, we faced these challenges:
If At First You Don’t Succeed…
After much research, a whole lot of trial and error, some more research, and a lot of dedication, we finally arrived at a formulation that delivered everything we wanted – the cleanest, most natural, and best sub-lingual Vitamin B-12 supplement ever created.
First Of Its Kind
How Do I Get It?
Currently, Pure Vitamin Products are available both on our website, www.purevitaminclub.com, as well as on Amazon and Ebay, as follows:
Daily Multicaps: 30-Day Plan (Subscription) or 90-Day Plan
Broad Spectrum Magnesium Caps: 90-Day Plan, or 90-Day Supply (Non-recurring order) Combo Pack (Multicaps + Magnesium): 90-Day Plan
Daily Multicaps: 90-Day Supply (Subscription or non-recurring)
Broad Spectrum Magnesium Caps: 90-Day Supply (Subscription or non-recurring) Combo Pack: 90-Day Supply (Subscription or non-recurring)
Daily Multicaps: 90-Day Supply
Broad Spectrum Magnesium Caps: 90-Day Supply
Combo Pack: 90-Day Supply
Options and Pricing
The New Sub-Lingual Vitamin B-12 Tabs will be available on www.purevitaminclub.com in the following ways:
Sub-Lingual Vitamin B-12 Tabs
Single Purchase – Non-Recurring
$19.95 + S/H
Combo Pack B
Daily Multicap + Sub-Lingual Vitamin B-12 Tabs
Delivered Every 90 Days
$37.95 + S/H
Sub-Lingual Vitamin B-12 Tabs
Subscription – Delivered Every 90 Days
$16.95 + S/H
Combo Pack C
Daily Multicap + Broad Spectrum Magnesium Caps + Sub-Lingual Vitamin B-12 Tabs
Delivered Every 90 Days
$54.95 + S/H
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Brent asks: “How much Vitamin B-12 is too much? What about the other Vit-B’s?”
Intake recommendations for vitamin B12 and other nutrients are provided in the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) developed by the Food and Nutrition Board (FNB) at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. The “UL” is the “Tolerable Upper Limit” of any given nutrient.
There is no UL for Vitamin B-12. It is a water-soluble vitamin, and virtually impossible to overdose on. Any excess that the body cannot use will simply be excreted in the urine.
As for the other B Vitamins, most also have no recommended UL. The biggest exception is Vitamin B3, known as Niacin. Niacin is a vasodilator, and as such, in higher doses it can cause a reaction known as a “niacin flush” – a flushing of the skin, accompanied by a burning and itching sensation. While not dangerous, it can be very uncomfortable.
Lori asks: “Will increasing intake of Vitamin B-12 help lower cortisol levels?”
This is actually a sort of complicated answer. When cortisol is released in response to stress, inflammation occurs. High cortisol levels are associated with high homocysteine levels, a marker of inflammation. Vitamin B-12 helps control inflammation by converting homocysteine to methionine, an amino acid. The effects of high cortisol on inflammation can be buffered by vitamin B-12.
Paradoxically, B-12 can actually help for people whose cortisol levels are too low as well.
Bottom line is, B-12 helps to regulate levels of hormones, including cortisol, and helps to mitigate the inflammatory effects of elevated cortisol.
Manny asks: “Can B12 help older people with the elasticity of their skin?”
A number of vitamins contribute to maintaining healthy skin elasticity. These include Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E.
The B Vitamins, in particular B-12, folate, and B-6, help lower blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine. Elevated homocysteine can block enzymes that are essential for the normal meshing of collagen and elastin. Other B vitamins, including biotin and niacin, also contribute to healthy skin.
James asks: “Could you comment on the NIH fact sheet on B12? Is not folic acid needed in conjunction with B12?”
All of the B vitamins work well together on a number of fronts. However, overly high levels of folic acid, or folate, can mask the symptoms of B-12 deficiency by correcting the megaloblastic anemia caused by vitamin B12 deficiency without correcting the neurological damage that also occurs. That’s why we recommend a higher dose of B-12, but not the higher dose of Folate.
Adelina asks: “I don't get enough sleep, and as much as I try to prioritize it I just don't have time to go to bed earlier, or get up later. I'm pretty tired all the time. Would taking B-12 help me?
We got a number of variations of this question, including from Christine and others.
The answer is that B-12 will help only if the reason you’re tired is that you are either deficient in B -12, or in the “low normal” range. This can be determined by a simple blood test, but you can also try B-12 and see if it helps. A dose of at least 1,000 mcg or more would be necessary to correct the kind of deficiency or low level enough for you to really feel the difference.
Brett asks: “What time of day is it optimal to take B-12?”
Simple answer – it’s probably best to take B-12 in the morning, but there are no hard and fast rules.
Herbert asks: “Elite ultra runners that are VEGAN living/training/racing at altitude: how many strikes against them if not taking B-12 sublingual?”
Simple answer – three strikes! Vegans NEED B-12 supplementation, and ultra athletes will also benefit greatly from increased supplementation.
Debra asks: “Vinnie, I have chosen to take a sublingual B12 and read that methylcobalamin is what you want...not cyanocobalamin. So I switched. I take 5000 per day once in the a.m. How's that? Also I'm old. 62. But still kinda cute.”
It’s great that you’re taking methylcobalamin, instead of cyanocobalamin, and also great that you’re taking a sublingual. 5,000 mcg in the morning is a great dose, though you may be just fine on a lower dose, like our 2,000 mcg formula.
The biggest issue is what those sub-lingual tablets are made of, and what additional crap ingredients they contain. Whatever you’re taking – read the label! If you see Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid, Mannitol, Sorbitol, etc. – throw them out.
: Episode 831 - Vinnie gets all riled up about the Shred Diet that claims to "blast out the sugar" while recommending things like drinking fruit juice and adding sugar in coffee.