This Trivita B12 review is also going to be a Trivita Super B12 review. This article is about looking at both of these supplements and truly learning what they are about.
Throughout this one, we will look at the marketing materials and all that both of them promise. We will also dive through the active ingredients and the inactive ones to see what those are about. Then, we will research for the global success rates and real customer reviews. Lastly, we’ll discuss pricing.
According to the manufacturer, “if you’re concerned about the dangers of B-12 deficiency, you’ll want to know about Alfred Libby’s Super B-12 (with ginseng and 3 times the Vitamin B-12): formulated to deliver more of the “B” you’re buying.” Which is a definition basically word for a word used for both Trivita B12 supplements. So, they don’t exactly excel when it comes to the creative side of things [R, R].
As for the benefits, there’s a ton of emphasis on these helping with deficiency. Other than that, they also mention stuff like metabolism, energy, brain health, and nerve function.
As for marketing, there’s nothing of what we find by supplements like Stop Aging Now MAX B12 (review) or Global Healing B12 (review). Whereas it does offer a money-back guarantee much similar to supplements like PuraTHRIVE B12 (review). And there are also plenty of customer reviews on their page.
Another promise that they bring with both of Trivita B12 supplements is the idea of Gluten-Free. And that’s about it. So, is either of the two worth the try? Or are they both rubbish?
Core Ingredients & Additives
I mean, the marketing paints it sure nice. But, in reality, I don’t feel they’re that good as far as the beneficial ingredients. Sure, they are not simple, standalone B12 supplements like the Nature’s Bounty ones (review) or the Jarrow Formulas Methyl B12 (review). Still, the contents are not exactly thrilling. Neither are the additives.
Let’s discuss the Trivita B12 and Trivita Super B12 each in a different section. For less confusion purposes.
Trivita B12 Review
Per serving (one tablet), the Alfred Libby’s Trivita B12 offers 1000 micrograms of vitamin B12, 5 milligrams of vitamin B6, 400 micrograms of vitamin B9, and 25 micrograms of vitamin B7. Per container, there are 30 servings or 30 days of worth [R].
And so, while this supplement offers more than just one B12 vitamin, I don’t like it.
Mainly, that’s because all of the vitamin forms that this one is using (except B7) is bad. I mean, Cyanocobalamin for B12, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride for B6, and Folic Acid for vitamin B9. They’re the cheap, low-quality, revenue-oriented options. It should be Methylcobalamin, Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, and L-Methylfolate (5-MTHF). But it’s not.
But the worst thing even isn’t that. It’s the additives.
I mean, it isn’t even enough that there are plenty of them. There are also what I believe are very bad ones, ones that I would not consume myself and I would not recommend others either.
So, the original Trivita B12 uses Sorbitol, Mannitol, Stearic Acid, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Natural Flavor, Stevia Leaf extract, Alphaketoglutaric Acid, and Sodium Starch Glycinate. Of these, the first two basically kind of seal the deal.
Both are sugar alcohols. Of that breed, there are those that I would reckon okay if everything else is smooth. But these two are not the case. Plus, as a form of processed sugar, they too can come with its devastating effects like heart disease, obesity, cancer, diabetes, liver disease, leaky gut, and even literally make us stupid among other things [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Hence, I’m definitely not loving the Trivita B12 from the ingredient standpoint. And I’m not a fan of the Super versions of the B12 supplement either.
Trivita Super B12 Review
Per serving (one tablet), the Trivita Super B12 offers 3000 micrograms of vitamin B12, 5 milligrams of vitamin B6, 50 micrograms of vitamin B9, 25 micrograms of vitamin B7, 25 micrograms of L-Ornithine Alpha-Ketoglutarate, 5 milligrams of Cococin, and 5 milligrams of Ginseng. One container, 30 servings, 30 days of supply.
So, when compared to the original version, it has way more B12, also added the better form of B12 (it’s a mix of the synthetic CyanoCobalamin and the best choice Methylcobalamin), the same vitamin B6 and B7, 8 times less vitamin B9, and those extra three substances to make it more appealing to people.
Speaking of those three substances, personally, I don’t even care.
I mean, they could be the most miraculous things ever. I mean, they could be something that is a thousand times better than a proper Turmeric Curcumin supplement (but, shocker, they are not even close, nevermind the thousand times).
Well, because of the additives.
The Trivita Super B12 rolls with Sorbitol, Mannitol, Stearic Acid, Fructose, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Malic Acid, Natural Flavor, Calcium Sulfate, and Hydroxypropyl Cellulose. Hence, not only is it plagued by the same two ingredients that the regular Trivita B12 is, but also it’s got Fructose.
What’s Fructose? Well, just arguably the worst form of processed sugar we’ll find in any food, supplement, or medicine. The way I see it, it’s one of the worst things to consume, ever. It’s like one of those substances which when you’ll remove from your diet, it will immediately improve your health. And yes, this very substance is arguably one of the main contributors to the obesity and heart disease pandemic in the U.S. [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
How’s that for an ingredient?