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Back in 2014, members of our team flew to Norway to meet the original scientist who developed YTE®. 

After spending several days in conference with the company owner and scientific staff, we resolved to make the remarkable YTE® ingredient available at the recommended clinical dose.

The first formula we created was AminoBoosters, but there was a problem for people who couldn’t tolerate one of the supporting botanicals we included in the AminoBoosters formula.

The Ginkgo Biloba in AminoBoosters is an important and widely beneficial herb, but is not suitable for people using blood thinning (anticoagulant) or epilepsy medication, when pregnant, breastfeeding, or for children. 

For that reason we created AminoPure+ as our second formula - still containing YTE® of course, but without ginkgo biloba.

 Since then, we have developed a number of other formulas.

Our AminoB12 was introduced a year ago, as another formula alternative for customers who cannot tolerate ginkgo biloba.

The AminoB12 formula appears to be even more effective than our older formula AminoPure+, and for this reason we have discontinued AminoPure+.

AminoPure+ orders are replaced with AminoB12.

For customers who use our Subscribe & Save option, the price you paid previously is locked in for life, so there's no extra to pay any extra for changing to AminoB12, even when customers were on previously lower prices.

That's a big advantage of our Subscribe & Save option: to protect you from any increases in price.

We gave notice to AminoPure+ customers prior to discontinuing, so they could stock up on the remaining AminoPure+, if wanted.

AminoB12 is our officially recommended alternative to AminoPure+ and we are pleased to make this available. Future orders of AminoPure+ are automatically substituted with AminoB12.

Of course, AminoB12 includes the recommended clinical dose of genuine Norwegian YTE®.

 In addition, AminoB12 specifically includes the clinical dose of the most bioavailable form of B12, together with the botanical BioPerine®, the natural bioavailability enhancer, which means your brain and body can access the nutrition from your food and supplements.

 Vitamin B12 deficiency is relatively common and may be the most under-diagnosed condition in the community. 

Are you at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency?

There are many causes for vitamin B12 deficiency, including:

  • Poor eating habits
  • Restrictive diets
  • Use of commonly prescribed heartburn drugs, which reduce acid production in the stomach (acid is needed to absorb vitamin B12). 
  • Older people who typically have less stomach acid production 
  • People who don’t eat grains fortified with the vitamin 
  • Not taking a reputable supplement 
  • Having a condition which interferes with nutrient absorption, such as celiac or Crohn’s disease
  • Weight loss surgery

If you are over age 50, the Institute of Medicine recommends that you get extra B12 from a supplement, since you may not be able to absorb enough of this vitamin through foods.

Early detection and treatment is important. If left untreated, the deficiency can cause severe neurologic problems and blood diseases.

Boosting your B12

A serious vitamin B12 deficiency can be corrected in two ways: regular injections of vitamin B12 or daily correct-dose bioavailable B12. 

We only use MecobalActive® B12 in our AminoB12 because this is the purest form of vitamin B12 with the lowest amount of impurities. 

The MecobalActive® B12 in AminoB12 is the most bioavailable form, meaning you get full access to this vital nutrient.

Studies in the UK suggest one in 10 people aged 75 and over, one in 20 aged 65-74, and varying numbers of younger people, including 11% of people on restricted diets, are deficient in B12.

Vitamin B12 deficiency may be as high as 80% in parts of Asia. About 40% are estimated to be affected by Vitamin B12 deficiency in Latin America. 

In the US, even with the current inadequate testing in place, Vitamin B12 deficiency is conservatively estimated to occur in about 6% of those under the age of 60, and 20% of people  over the age of 60, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and other research.

What’s the harm of having too little vitamin B12?  

As just one example, over the course of two months, a 62-year-old man developed numbness along with a “pins and needles” sensation in his hands, had trouble walking, experienced severe joint pain, and became progressively short of breath. 

The cause was lack of vitamin B12 in his bloodstream, according to a case report from Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital published in The New England Journal of Medicine. 

And it could have been even worse - a severe vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to deep depression, paranoia and delusions, memory loss, incontinence, loss of taste and smell, and more. 

The human body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, nerves, DNA, and carry out many functions. Like most vitamins, B12 cannot be made by the body. Instead, it must be obtained from food or supplements.

The problem is that many people don’t consume enough vitamin B12 to meet their needs, and others can’t absorb enough, no matter how much they take in. 

As a result, vitamin B12 deficiency is relatively common, especially among older people, and may be the most under-diagnosed condition in the community. 

Doctors are typically trained to recognize only the blood abnormalities associated with B12 deficiency - but the big problem is that B12 deficiency mimics many other diseases and physicians can fail to confirm B12 deficiency and therefore fail to test for it. 

Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms

Vitamin B12 deficiency can be slow to develop, causing symptoms to appear gradually and intensify over time, although it can also come on relatively quickly. 

Because of so many symptoms that vitamin B12 deficiency can cause, the condition can be overlooked or confused with something else. Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms may include:

  • strange sensations, numbness, or tingling in the hands, legs, or feet
  • difficulty walking (staggering, balance problems)
  • anemia
  • a swollen, inflamed tongue
  • difficulty thinking and reasoning (cognitive difficulties)
  • memory loss
  • weakness
  • fatigue

Vitamin B12 deficiency among older people has been associated with an unstable gait, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, urinary incontinence, hearing loss and an increased incidence of bone fracture.  

Deficiency can sometimes take several years and can lead to brain shrinkage and degeneration of the spinal cord, cerebrovascular disease, Parkinson's disease, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and multiple sclerosis.

Therapeutic use of Vitamin B12 

Vitamin B12 has been used in therapy for many conditions including AIDS/HIV support, anaemia, anaemia of pregnancy, pernicious anaemia, asthma, atherosclerosis, allergies, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, bursitis, sciatica, canker sores, chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, depression, Crohn’s disease, diabetes mellitus, diabetic neuropathies, neuralgias, post-herpetic neuralgia, diabetic retinopathy, fatigue, herpes zoster, high cholesterol, high blood  homocysteine levels, insomnia, male infertility,   tinnitus, viral hepatitis, and vitiligo.  

Studies have shown that high dose vitamin B12 treatment can slow or prevent brain shrinkage and loss of cognitive impairment, and reverse bowel and bladder incontinence.

 In mild deficiency, a person may feel tired and have a reduced number of red blood cells (anemia). 

 In moderate deficiency, soreness of the tongue may occur, and the beginning of neurological symptoms, including abnormal sensations such as pins and needles. 

Severe deficiency may include symptoms of reduced heart function as well as more severe neurological symptoms, including changes in reflexes, poor muscle function, memory problems, decreased taste, and psychosis. 

Infertility may occur.

Vitamin B12 deficiency in pregnant mothers is associated with twice the incidence of children with neural tube defects, and the development of Autism.

Postmenopausal women with low levels of vitamin B12 have been shown to have a higher risk of breast cancer

In young children, symptoms include poor growth, poor development, and difficulties with movement. 

Without early treatment, some of the changes may be permanent.

Apart from the conditions mentioned above, deficiency in either vitamin B12 or folate often leads to hyperhomocystinaemia, which has been associated with MS, AD, dementia, cardiovascular disease and many other conditions. 

When we created our company Health Evolution and the Get Your Boom! Back formulas, we did so specifically to make available genuine YTE® at the recommended clinical dose.

AminoB12 contains full strength Pure Nutrition YTE® , the highly absorbable bioavailable source of all 23 Amino Acids in the perfect balance needed by your brain and body, along with Fibroblast Growth Factor, vitamins and minerals.  

As always, do contact us with any questions:

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  • December 20, 2019
  • Angela Wright MBE