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Started my B12 subliningal today. i didn't think it was every gonna melt. any suggestions on making it melt faster? i ended up chewing it up when it was half melted.

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Sounds like you're using the dots. You can also get it in subliningal liquid. I haven't used the dots but do you hold them under your tongue like I do the liquid?

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With all the supplements we have to take, I am so thankful my dr gave me shots to take. Feel like we're supposed to get full off pills sometimes lol.

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I find that different brands dissolve faster or slower. Walmart's is pretty quick dissolving, Nature Made not so fast. You can also tuck it between your cheek and gum toward your back teeth and let it dissolve there.

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I got the sublingual liquid. It doesn't taste all that great, but it's tolerable.

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I use the dots...you just have to sort of swirl them around in your mouth :) they won't dissolve if you just pop it in.

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Doh, silly me had been just crunching them up & didn't read the directions about letting them dissolve!!

Okay, letting them dissolve now though! I have Nature's Bounty (found them at shoprite), they are raspberry flavor I think & dissolve pretty fast.

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I take 500mcg daily of sublingual B12. It's the first "pill" I pop each day. I put it underneath my tongue and let it dissolve while I'm getting my Water and sorting out the rest of my meds. When it's nearly dissolved, I chew up my tums, which puts enough saliva in my mouth to finish dissolving the B12. The drink of water after the tums are chewed takes care of swallowing the rest of the B12. Then I eat my mini babybel before I swallow my Multi-Vitamin and chase that with the small pills i take (biotin, albuterol, acid reducer, etc). It sounds complicated, but takes me under a minute to do unless I chew the cheese up really small for some reason. The cheese keeps the multi from coming back up because Iron on an empty sleeve for me is a sure recipe for getting sick.

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I do the liquid. Thirty seconds under the tongue, then swallow and I'm off ... :)

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ty all for the advice. it is interesting to see how different some of our pills are. we are told no tums, not the right kind of Calcium. told to take the B12 with dinner, letting it sit under our tongues. i thought about the injections but i have real bad anxiety with injecting myself.

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I take Tums because other forms of Calcium interfere with other meds I take. :)

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I do injections for now,not a big deal and I am Terrified of needles!

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Why does it have to go under the tongue? I have been taking it for months because it helps with energy, and I just chew it. They are the cherry ones from Wal-Mart. I didn't know they were supposed to go under the tongue until I read it on here a few days ago lol.

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Why does it have to go under the tongue? I have been taking it for months because it helps with energy, and I just chew it. They are the cherry ones from Wal-Mart. I didn't know they were supposed to go under the tongue until I read it on here a few days ago lol.

Something called "intrinsic factor" is made in the stomach and is required to absorb B-12 there. Since most of our stomach is gone, the intrinsic factor is gone as well. B-12 can be absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth and cheek or when injected into muscle tissue. Probably also through nasal mucosa, though I haven't tried. When you chew it up and swallow it, it's not getting absorbed adequately. You probably get some absorbed as you chew, but once it's in your stomach it's not helping you much at all.

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I take 2,500 daily, the ones from costco and they dissolve pretty quickly.

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