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Tired and depressed? This could be why!

Mar 30, 2020 3 comments
Tired and depressed?  This could be why!

 

Before I get into today’s blog, I’d like to announce that our outstanding Vitamin B12 spray formula, Hydroxaden 2.5 is $5 off per bottle!

Let’s play a little imagine game for a moment.

Let’s say you went to the doctor and reported that you’ve been feeling tired lately, you get indigestion a lot, and you feel depressed.

You get tested for low thyroid, iron, hemoglobin A1C, cortisol, mono and maybe even get an endoscopy and everything comes back normal.

So, at that point you might walk out with prescriptions for an ADHD drug (for the fatigue), an acid reducer (for the indigestion) and an antidepressant.

After taking the medications for a while you see little to no improvement in your symptoms, plus you are suffering medication side effects to boot, for which other medications may be given to you.

Unfortunately, this is a very familiar real-life story that is happening for many people.

And the one thing that RARELY EVER gets mentioned in a scenario like this is a possible nutrient deficiency.

In this case, Vitamin B12 can be the culprit behind ALL the problems I’ve noted above and much more.

Here’s what I mean:

B12 deficiency—the “Master of Disguise”

Vitamin B12 deficiency has been called the “Master of Disguise” because it can have so many faces. 

Here are just some of the significant health issues stemming from B12 deficiency:

  • Sleepiness; fatigue
  • Chronic infections
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations; paranoia
  • Tremors
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis or Parkinson's Disease
  • Pain, tingling or numbness in arms or legs
  • Memory loss; dementia
  • Weakness; clumsiness
  • Incontinence
  • Decreased vision
  • Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs or mini strokes); cerebral vascular accident (stroke)
  • Coronary artery disease; blood clots
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Osteoporosis

 

Why in the world?

The reason that the problems caused by B12 deficiency can run the gamut is that this humble little nutrient has several HUGE jobs to carry out in your body:

  • B12 is needed for the cells that comprise your immune system.
  • It's used to produce your DNA.
  • It lowers your blood levels of homocysteine, protecting you against heart disease.
  • B12 protects the delicate nerves in your brain and helps produce neurotransmitters.

 That's quite a resume for just one vitamin!

Now let's see what a deficiency in this crucial nutrient looks like inside of YOU...

How B12 deficiency destroys your health

B12 deficiency frequently strikes the nervous system, causing damage to the soft, fatty material called the myelin sheath that surrounds and protects your nerve fibers.

This damage (called demyelination) is like a frayed electrical wire and can lead to problems including numbness and tingling in your limbs, loss of balance, memory loss, fuzzy thinking and depression.

Eventually it can get as serious as to mimic MS or Parkinson's disease!

The next target is your immune system.

Since B12 is needed for your immune system's production of disease-fighting white blood cells, being low in it means you are FAR more susceptible to infections, viruses (including the flu and coronavirus!) and diseases (including cancer).

Your gut is affected too because your body can't produce enough cells to replace your intestinal lining (which normally gets replaced every 3-5 days).  That can lead to appetite loss and diarrhea--both of which make a B12 deficiency even WORSE.

It keeps on going

As B12 deficiency continues, you can no longer produce enough red blood cells to bring oxygen where it's needed in your body.  So, you start to develop exhaustion, weakness and eventually anemia.

Next comes your ticker.

B12 helps control your blood level of homocysteine, so if you are deficient in B12, homocysteine accumulates in your blood, and your risk of blood clots, coronary artery disease and stroke shoots through the roof.

Don’t take it lightly!

Clearly B12 is NOT something to take lightly.  When you're talking about a nutrient that affects your brain, immune system and can protect you from a heart attack or stroke, it's time to pay attention.

And that starts with asking, "Could I be deficient in B12?"

Answer: YES!

Current estimates show that as many as 1 out of 4 people may have B12 deficiency and don't even know it.

There are several reasons why:

First, your body's ability to produce the proteins needed for B12 absorption declines with age.  Therefore, people age 50 or over are at a greater risk.

Digestive conditions such as IBS, Crohn's and colitis also affect B12 absorption and can leave you running low.  And heaven knows, digestive problems are rampant in our society today!

Antacids are a culprit too.  Antacids neutralize your stomach acid, so when you use them you don't have enough acid to cleave off vitamin B12 from the proteins it's attached to.  So it moves through your intestinal tract, unabsorbed.

Medications for Type 2 diabetes can also hamper B12 absorption, as well as alcohol use.

And since B12 is only found in meat and dairy, vegetarians are at risk for deficiency.

Make sure YOU have enough!

The good news is vitamin B12 deficiency can be easily remedied with supplementation!

But before you rush to the store to get some tablets, here's what you must know:

Studies show that B12 absorption through your digestive tract (i.e.: when you swallow tablets or capsules) can be as low as less than half of 1 percent!

In other words, you're barely getting any at all! 

B12 injections from a doctor are a better option, but they are costly and inconvenient.

The very best way to get the B12 you need (that costs a mere fraction of what you'd pay for injections in a doctor's office AND it's easy and convenient) is to use Hydroxaden 2.5 oral B12 spray!

You simply spritz 5 sprays of Hydroxaden 2.5 right under your tongue each day.  The B12 is quickly and easily absorbed into your bloodstream through the mucus membranes in your mouth.

In addition to a crucial dose of vitamin B12, Hydroxaden 2.5 also gives you niacin (vitamin B3), vitamin B6, riboflavin (vitamin B2), plus a blend of herbs including ginseng, rosemary and blueberry. 

All of these nutrients working together support sharper mental function, stronger immune health, protection from heart disease and a healthier overall metabolism.

And that means a great-feeling YOU!

Don’t run the risk

If you have a known or suspected vitamin B12 deficiency, every moment you ignore it your health can continue to deteriorate, plus you may be taking needless medications and opening yourself up to side effects on top of your problems.

And since deficiency can be SO easy to address, there's no reason to ever risk running low.

Put Hydroxaden 2.5 to work for you and pave the way for optimal health now!

And save $5 a bottle while you’re at it!

To your health,

Sherry Brescia


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3 comments


  • Hello Linda,

    Thank you for your question! As Virginia said, we recommend that you spray the solution five times under the tongue and hold it there for ten seconds. Then, you can swallow or spit out the solution if you prefer. Under the tongue Is very vascular, so absorption happens very quickly.

    We hope this helps!

    Melanie at Holistic Blends on

  • I heard it’s good to spray it under your tongue where it gets absorbed easily, so you curl your tongue up then spray

    Virginia on

  • Is it OK to put the spray in a drink? When I spray directly into my mouth, it gives me a sore throat. ??

    Linda Lorence on

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