In this CCL Advanced Vitamin B12 Complex Review, we will investigate every single thing there is about the supplement.
Or in other words, we will assess the supplement as a whole by looking at the vitamin B12 form, analyze if that is really what you should go for, we’ll check also the amounts of the vitamin, as well as explore information on the additives it uses.
CCL Advanced Vitamin B12 Complex – Overview
There are quite a few bold claims on the description page (sale’s page) of the CCL Advanced Vitamin B12 Complex.
My ‘favorite’ one is “Most Effective Delivery with Nano Technology provides Instant Absorption. More effective than Pills, Powders, and Capsules. Satisfaction Guaranteed” [R].
They further specify that what they mean by this is that the advanced spray design ensures sanitation, rapid absorption, and easy use. Thus, in their words, it’s the most technologically advanced vitamin B12 complex supplement [R].
There are also claims like spray absorbing more quickly and effectively than pills, liquids, gummies, and powders. As well as supposedly nano-structured, ultrapure water allows sublingual, mucosal, and digestive absorption.
The cool thing about the supplement though is that they actually guarantee your satisfaction. Namely, they offer a 60-day money back guarantee if you’re unhappy with the product.
Overall the prime reason for me writing this post is that I’ve seen some websites marketing this supplement as the best vitamin B12 supplement of 2019 (won’t name them though).
However, nothing can be further from the truth. In fact, any of the supplements present on the list of the best vitamin B12 supplements are better options for a health benefit than this Advanced Vitamin B12.
This is not to be cocky or to say that I know everything. I don’t. But this thing is for sure. And in this article, I will show you exactly why it’s the case. Keep reading.
Advanced B12 Employs The Best B12 Form
Advanced Vitamin B12 Complex of CLL provides not one but 3 nutrients to benefit from.
These 3 nutrients are vitamin B12, which comes in the form of Methylcobalamin, vitamin B9 (Folate) in the form of Folic Acid, and vitamin B6 in the form of Pyridoxine Hydrochloride.
While this might sound cool and everything, and it might give off the impression that you might be getting a good bang for your buck, that is not entirely the case. That becomes evident when we further explore the vitamin forms that the supplement uses.
It’s prime function surely is the providing of vitamin B12, which it does a rather good job of. Methylcobalamin is considered the best form for vitamin B12 supplementation and the Advanced Vitamin B12 Complex provides exactly that [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
However, the same can not be said about the other two nutrients.
Vitamin B9 in the form of Folic acid, which is the synthetic form of the vitamin, is a pretty useless, hard to absorb form for most people. Thus, while you might think you’re getting sufficient amounts of Folate, in truth, you are not [R, R].
Vitamin B6 in its form (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride) is another one of the not too efficient forms. I mean, it’s okay and most multivitamins have it. However, in terms of the benefit for your health, it’s incomparable with the Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, which is bioavailable for the body immediately [R, R, R, R].
Bioavailable is just a fancy word to describe the nutrient not needing to be transformed by the body to utilize and gain the health benefits from it. Thus, all in all, while the vitamin B12 form is a good one, I would not choose this supplement myself or recommend it for others for any of the other nutrients it has.
B12 Amounts Are Sufficient And Compatible With Great Health
So, we have three nutrients – B12 in an effective form, B9, and B6 in not so effective ones.
The B12 comes in at 1000 micrograms, B9 – at 800 micrograms and B6 – at 2 milligrams.
Again, while it seems like a lot of value, it’s not.
Surely, B12 is sufficient amounts for great health and thus, as far as nutrients go, is a great choice [R].
On the other hand, as discussed earlier already that B9 won’t account for much value as it’s the synthetic form is pretty miserable in terms of absorption.
As regards to the B6, it’s even worse. Not only is its forms not the most effective one but the vitamin is also in such low amounts that calling it miserable would be praise.
Thus, you won’t really get too much value out of those vitamins of B6 and B9 in this supplement.
I said this already, and I’ll say it again – don’t consider this supplement for nutrients other than that B12.
Additives Are Its Achilles Heel
Okay, so, here’s the kicker. Additives.
Many supplements struggle with this. And in that regard, the Advanced Vitamin B12 Complex of CLL is no different.
In fact, the additives that this supplement has is the primary reason, why this supplement does not deserve a spot on the list of the best vitamin B12 supplements for 2019 for sure.
The supplement employs 5 different additives – Purified Water, Glycerine, Xylitol, Citric Acid, and Berry Flavor.
While Purified Water and Glycerine are completely harmless and generally does not pose any kind of threats to your health, sadly the same can not be said about the Xylitol and Berry Flavor. And Citric Acid is also somewhat in question [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Excuse me, for my directness, but do you like farts?
Are you into farts, my friend? Like smelly farts?
While it is considered to have some minor health benefits, it shouldn’t be neglected that it is also a form of sugar, which can potentially (although the potential might be quite low) have any of the sugar-related negative side effects [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, it can potentially quite literally make you stupid, cause obesity, heart disease, hyperactivity, aggressive behavior, eating disorders, depression, diabetes, learning difficulties, cancer, and induce many, many other unpleasant health states [R, R, R, R, R, R].
I don’t believe that a supplement should provide these kinds of potential adverse health effects so that you could benefit from the vitamin B12.
There are plenty of awesome vitamin B12 supplements, which while providing health benefits – improved mood, brain function, energy levels, and metabolism along with other positive effects – won’t in return compromise your well-being at the same time.
The potential negative effects of the additives, however, does not end there. In truth, this was kind of the minor part of it.
There’s also the Berry Flavor.
The trouble with Berry Flavor lies in the manufacturing process. Meaning, if the manufacturing processes are not of high quality enough, such flavoring can potentially have some very harmful, even incidental and not-listed, additives. Which, without a doubt, you would not want to be there as those will only compromise your health [R, R, R, R, R].
In that regard, I can’t really confirm that the manufacturing processes are truly of the highest quality. There are no third-party assertions or testing involved in the creation of CLL products, which also includes the Advanced Vitamin B12 Complex.
Another aspect to consider, did you notice that they do not specify that it’s a natural flavor? They just listed it as a Berry Flavor.
Thus, potentially it involves artificial flavoring, which is really hard to say whether or not it is worse than it’s supposedly (at least so-called) ‘Natural’ counterparts. Namely, potentially this type of flavoring might be more dangerous but for sure it’s really hard to tell and it necessarily is not so [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
What we do know, however, is that also this type of flavoring can have harmful additives within it that are not needed to be specified on the label as long as the manufacturer considers them to be part of the flavoring. Thus, they can easily label it as Berry Flavor, even if it composes of quite a few hazardous additives [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, in truth, apart from the most reputable companies, every flavor is a gamble with your health.
Therefore, the question you should really ask yourself before purchasing such a supplement is, whether any of the discussed potential hazardous implications is something that you want for your health?
Final Thoughts On The Advanced Vitamin B12
Ultimately, while CCL Advanced Vitamin B12 Complex is not of the worst supplements to get that B12 in your system, it’s by no means among the best either.
It offers great amounts of the best form for vitamin B12, as well as some vitamin B9 and B6 not in their best shape.
However, the additives within it pose a huge downside to the supplement.
Thus, you really should not go for this one.
In fact, any of the supplements mentioned in the article on the best vitamin B12 supplements will be a much better choice for your improved health and well-being.