The suggested dose of 3,000mcg is a recommendation for adults.
We advise you to have your levels checked occasionally and, of course, you can adjust the number of drops you take to address a deficiency on a shorter term basis, or lower them a little if levels are fully replete. Vitamin B12 is a very safe vitamin.
The absorption rate is up to 98% for liquids vs pills. When taken sublingually, the vitamin enters the bloodstream within 2 minutes.
Yes, you would need to be aware of is how much B12 there was (if any) in the multi-vitamin as normally multi-vitimin combinations contain very little B12. As Bioactive B12 is in liquid-form, you could adjust your dosage accordingly if you wished.
When liquid vitamins have a flavour it’s because of what has been added (glycerin, alcohol, sweeteners and flavourings etc.)
Because it is sublingual and will be absorbed directly into your bloodstream it doesn't matter too much whether you take on an empty stomach or not. Some people feel nauseous taking B vitamins on an empty stomach though, so listen to your body and opt for what is best for you.
Our Boswellia is dual-extracted using both hot water and alcohol. This allows both water soluble and non-water-soluble compounds to be effectively extracted, offering a full spectrum product.
Most iodine products on the market today are either sodium and/or potassium iodine. Sodium and/or potassium iodine binds anatomically stronger than with any other element, therefore, the process of digesting and assimilating this combination is very difficult, which can lead to toxic reactions. Ours is not.
The portion in our iodine (that is iodine), 43% is ammonium iodide and iodine, 57% is “free iodine.” By the time the product enters the stomach, the ammonium separates from the iodide and the remainder becomes 100% “free iodine” which raises the metabolism and restores the electrical balance of the body.
The stated daily dose would therefore be too high for a child, so the drops would need to be adjusted accordingly. As we are unable to give specific dosage advice to children, this would need to be based on your own research or advice from a nutritional therapist you are working with.
You may want to check with a registered nutritionist in terms of specific dosages and if you're taking other multis you'll want to adjust accordingly.
Herbs and botanicals are the ones which you would want to exercise more caution around as they can have a powerful action which would not have been tested in pregnancy.
So in the case of our range, this would be the Mountain Blood shilajit and Boswellia Serrata.
Ionised is the form that plants and animals can easily absorb. It is highly bioavailable and studies show that it is much harder to build to toxic levels when in this form.
The reason we encourage people to dilute is that Zinc can cause nausea and stomach cramps in some people (this is the same with all liquid Zinc products).
If you plan to take your ionic Zinc without dilution, it's good to ensure you have at least a little food in your stomach to help to guard against nausea and stomach cramps.
LipoC liposomal vitamin C
LipoC is made with Acerola Cherry which doesn't taste like the Sweet Cherries that we all know and love. Acerola Cherries have a tart taste and are used as they are extremely rich in vitamin C.
There are 13g / 100 ml of pure and natural phospholipids in our LipoC formula.
Magnesium citrate for example, has a higher elemental percentage, however it has a much lower bioavailability so is not as well absorbed. So, whilst genuine non-buffered magnesium glycinate only has around 10%, it is much better absorbed by the body and therefore better utilised.
When Magnesium Glycinate has been buffered with another form of magnesium (Mg Oxide for example), the elemental value will be higher than 10%, but Mg Oxide has a much lower bioavailability than gycinate so in this case, less is more.
Mountain Blood shilajit
Mountain Blood shilajit has no known contradindications.
However, shilajit should not be mixed with tap water that contains chlorine. The fulvic and humic acids present in Mountain Blood, when combined with chlorine, create by products that are detrimental to health.
Mountain Blood should ideally be consumed with a fat-based product (like ghee or milk) or, if you prefer, non-chlorinated, filtered water.
Our shilajit is harvested by locals in Siberia and then processed with boiling water (to dissolve the shilajit from the rock and kill any bacteria).
It is then filtered through a 7-stage filtration process before being dried to remove much of the water content and leave the sticky resinous substance we know as shilajit.
Every batch is then tested in the UK. If you would like to see the latest lab test results, please contact us.
We have looked into this in the past but the labs we approached advised that it would cost thousands of pounds for them to rent the necessary equipment to test for this and in fact that an accurate, reliable test does not exist for measuring Fulvic Acid levels.
After a week of taking a grain of rice sized piece once a day you can certainly build to a small pea sized piece. Whether you take it once or twice a day is a personal choice. Some people take it up to 3 times
Mountain Blood can become solid due to the water content being very low and if the lid is left off, even more moisture can leave the jar, causing it to be quite hard and difficult to remove.
Brands that are softer simply have more water content in there.
Sometimes it can be a little too solid, so the best thing to do is pop a couple of drops of filtered water (literally drops) into the jar, close the lid and leave overnight. The water will help the shilajit to soften and it will be much easier to get out of the jar.
The choice is yours! But here are 3 suggestions:
Pop it on your tongue!
The easiest and quickest way to take your shilajit is straight on your tongue. Just allow a small piece to dissolve on your tongue. Maybe have a glass of water ready as the flavour is quite strong.
Add to a warmed milk of your choice!
Gently warm some milk (dairy, coconut, oat) and dissolve a dose of shilajit into it. You can add maple syrup or honey if you prefer a sweeter taste.
Stir it into your morning coffee or herbal tea!
Coffee masks the flavour of shilajit very well and a dose added to your morning cup will add an extra boost for your day.
You can also dissolve in plain hot water go course but just be sure to use filtered water to remove the chlorine.
On the whole, earthy flavours work well and also, hot chocolate is a great combo!
Try a few different ways and see what works for you.
We now ship almost all of our products to the EU from within the EU (from our Swedish office) which avoids customs charges normally experienced when receiving goods from the UK.
The only product we are currently not sending from within the EU is the LipoC, although that is set to change mid December 2022.
We use Evri (formerly Hermes) for both our free 2-4 days tracked shipping and our 1-2 days tracked shipping.
You will receive updates about your parcel and you can choose whether you would like it delivered to a neighbour or a safe place if you're not going to be in.
Vitamin D3 & K2
The K2 (MK-7) in our D3+K2 formula is 100% Trans
What does this mean and why is it important?
Like most biological molecules, MK-7 can exist as geometric isomers that can occur in the cis, trans, and cis/trans forms; however, only the all-trans form is biologically significant as it's this form that sustains biological activity.
Cold pressed, Organic black seed oil constitutes the majority of the oil at 21g per bottle compared with the mixed tocopherol oils at just 0.06g per bottle.