The formulation of Black Bear B12 has taken into account all of these various forms of B12 and which can best be handled by the body. Black Bear B12 contains a unique blend of hydroxyl B12 and adenosylB12 to optimize energy support.

One spray bottle contains a months supply if used as directed – but it is safe to use more! There is no known level of toxicity associated with taking high levels of hydroxyl B12.

Black Bear Energy Sublingual B Vitamins

  • Why Hydroxyl B12 is better!

    • MethylB12 can be used in the body, though it cannot be tolerated by everyone. Those who get jittery from caffeine, soda, tea may not react as well to methylB12. For this reason, Black Bear B12 does not use methylB12 as we feel that everyone should be able to take and benefit from the use of high doses of B12. 

    • AdenosylB12 is a special form of B12 that is important in the energy cycle in the cells of your body. As part of our Black Bear sponsored athletes program we are very concerned with supporting energy in the body of our athletes. Black Bear does include adenosyl B12. 

    • Hydroxycobalamin (or hydroxyB12) is the main component in Black Bear. It is a unique form of vitamin B12, which is more easily converted to the form that is actually used for reactions in the body. This might cause you to ask, why doesn’t everyone use high dose hydroxylB12 in their formulations? Well, Hydroxycobalamin (Hydroxy B12) is more difficult to work with, harder to keep in an active form and, more expensive than some other forms of B12 (such as cyanoB12). For these reasons, many other products do not contain hydroxyl B12 and instead use cyanoB12.

    • CyanoB12 contains a cyanide molecule. So when you take cyanoB12 your body must first turn it into hydroxyB12 in order to use it and then must find a way to get rid of the toxic cyanide molecule. Cyanide is a poison even if the rest of the B12 molecule is good for you. The body actually uses hydroxyB12 in order to detoxify cyanide. So, not only is cyanoB12 not the form your body ultimately needs, but taking higher doses of cyanoB12 may actually deplete your hydroxy B12. So why would anyone use cyano B12 if it can be toxic? Well, in low doses it may be helpful for the eyes, but for the most part cyanoB12 is used because it is much less expensive and a form of B12 that is easier to keep stable.