Why is it that my vitamin B12 pills are taken sublingually? Does it absorb better in the mouth or does the stomach acid destroy it or something like that?
I have used both sublingual B-12 and regular ones, made by the same company and I have to watch carefully to make sure I buy the right bottle. I switched to the sublinguals because, as a gastric pypass patient, I have malabsorption issues with anything taken in pill form, and though I have so far been fine with my B-12 levels, I wanted to use the form that would insure I get the full dose. But you can just as easily buy yours in the regular pill form if you don’t have the “I don’t have a real stomach anymore” issue.
And to be honest, half the time I just swallow them along with my BP meds and my morning Tylenol and don’t wait for them to dissolve under my tongue.