But not all vitamin B12 is created equal or works as effectively.
Many of the vitamin B12 supplements on the market contain B12 in the form of cyanocobalamin or cobalamin, which don't absorb as well.
When it comes to repairing MS nerve damage, taking extra of Methylcobalamin or Methyl B12 does a much better job at helping give the body what it needs to help aid in nerve repair.
Sublingual forms of vitamin B12 absorb much better, when compared to the forms of vitamin B12 that are swallowed, since they bypass the digestive tract.
Often people with Multiple Sclerosis have a tougher time with absorbing vitamins and other nutrients through the digestive tract, since other conditions, such as leaky gut can also be present with MS.
When it comes to B12 an MS, taking supplements with sugar in it can be counterproductive, since consuming sugar, especially large amounts of sugar, can weaken the immune system, which in turn can increase the number ans severity of bladder and other infections that you can end up with.
Some sublingual tablets can sometimes contain extra ingredients that reduce how well it is absorbed, or they contain sugar, which can be a big problem for people with Multiple Sclerosis, especially anyone who may also have diabetes or candida albicans (yeast overgrowth), along with the MS.
The form of B12 that I use myself doesn't contain sugar, since I have problems with candida and can't handle sugar in the supplements that I take.
Many people, especially those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, often have more problems with absorbing vitamins that are swallowed and have to pass through the digestive tract to be absorbed.
Sublingual supplements, which are dissolved under the tongue, bypass the problems of absorption often caused in the digestive tract.
Sublingual supplements are tablets that dissolve, which are held under the tongue, where there are small blood vessels called capillaries, where the B12 can be absorbed directly into the blood stream.
When it comes to B12 and MS and choosing a sublingual form of B12, it is better to choose one that dissolves under the tongue much more easily.
As far as what dosage of B12 to take, I take 5,000 mcg of methy lB12 three times a day, since I tried less before and I didn't get as good results.
Vitamin B12 is water soluble and typically only stays in the body for 12 hours, so your body will use what it can and then sends the excess out of the body in the urine.
Don't be alarmed if your urine turns yellow, since the excess B12 that is leaving your body turns your urine yellow.
When it comes to B12 and MS, for your nerves to be repaired much higher doses of methyl B12 needs to be taken a few times each day over several months, since the nerves take longer to be repaired than muscle would take to repair.
Since I have been taking the higher doses of methyl B12 each day for a few months, I have less numbness in my legs and feet and more of the feeling in my legs and feet are returning, in addition to it is getting easier when I do leg exercises each day for my legs to function1 more.
Taking the extra methyl B12 for reducing Multiple Sclerosis nerve function problems has also helped me with reducing loss of bladder control or incontinence at night, reducing urgency, and with helping to increase how well my bladder retains and drains when it should. This also appears to be helping with reducing how often that I need to catheterize each day.
This isn't a quick fix, but I wanted to let you know what I found that is helping me with reducing the nerve function problems that I have had a big problem with for several years because of the nerve damage that I have suffered in the past because of Multiple Sclerosis.
We do not sell vitamins, but here is a link to the Methyl B12 that I have found that is helping me: http://www.amazon.com/Solgar-Methylcobalamin-Vitamin-5000-Nuggets/dp/B001LR047U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327862601&sr=8-1
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