THIS PRODUCT MUST BE USED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF A QUALIFIED PRACTITIONER OR MEDICAL DOCTOR.
B12 Ice contains two vitamins and one natural nutraceutical, which when applied in a topical formulation have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. The three active ingredients are vitamin B12 vitamin D3 and curcuminoids (derivatives of circumin). These ingredients are formulated within natural vegetable oils and emulsifying agents allowing easy application to the skin with subsequent penetration of both the water and oil soluble vitamins and anti-inflammatory molecules. The resultant product is a safe, easy to use, a needle-free product that does not have the undesirable side effects of many current anti-inflammatory molecules such as the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory preparations. In addition, the topical administration of this molecules means that it may be effective in individuals with chronic inflammatory bowel disease, gastric ulcers, or other types of gastritis, or those who have had gastric resection and who cannot absorb vitamin B12 from the intestine. This special formulation has potential value in the support of several inflammatory conditions including rosacea, eczema, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, arthritis, osteoarthritis, and neuritis.
Curcumin is the active compound in turmeric, and is responsible for the yellow pigment. Curcumin has anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and chemoprotective properties, and have been shown to be active in the support and prevention of inflammatory conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema, and may have potential for the support of other inflammatory conditions such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, as well as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and other forms of gastritis. Curcumin has been also shown to be active in wound healing and can improve epithelialization and wound contraction. B12Ice has formulated a product that contains curcuminoids, which are the natural metabolites of curcumin, and which are well absorbed when given topically. The curcuminoids used in B12Oils products have all of the anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and chemoprotective properties of curcumin and in addition are colourless and almost odourless. Traditional non-steroidal anti-inflammatory molecules have considerable adverse reactions such as gastrointestinal ulceration, liver and kidney toxicity. In contrast, curcuminoids such as those found in B12Oils products are much safer alternative anti-inflammatory molecules.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is often under-diagnosed in the general population, in the elderly and in persons who have conditions such as gastritis, gastric ulcers, celiac disease and Crohn’s disease, or who have had gastric bypass surgery and who cannot effectively absorb dietary vitamin B12. In addition persons who have primarily a vegetarian or vegan diet can often be low in vitamin B12. In such cases babies born to vegan mothers may also be vitamin B12 deficient. Babies who are born to mothers who are vitamin B12 deficient can show signs of neurological damage and may fail to thrive. Persons who are diabetic and take MetforminTM or who are heavy smokers can also be vitamin B12 deficient. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause anaemia and may also be a precipitating factor in the initiation of conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, Crohn’s disease and other forms of gastritis. The form of vitamin B12 formulated in B12Ice is the natural form of vitamin B12 found in the body, and as such is safe for persons with Leber’s disease. Vitamin B12 has also been found to be very important in controlling and reducing the inflammation associated with many inflammatory diseases and neuritis associated with diabetes or nutritional deficiency.
Vitamin D Deficiency
Vitamin D deficiency is becoming increasingly prevalent in the general population with over 50% of people over 50 years having a deficiency in the vitamin. Geographical studies have shown that the incidence of conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, psoriasis, ulcerative colitis, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes. Vitamin D is also known to be a powerful immune regulator, and low levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk of several cancers, including prostate, breast and melanomas.
Potential uses of B12 Ice
B12 Ice has anti-inflammatory activity and can potentially be used to relieve swelling and pain following sprains in the joints and muscles following minor injuries to these tissues. It is not a “pain killer’ per se rather it tackles the precipitating factor in pain generation, inflammation. The product has similar activity to many of the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesics; however, it does not have the undesirable side-effects often seen with the use of such products. B12Ice can also be used for local application to inflammation of tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints due to trauma (eg. sports injuries, sprains, strains, bruises), soft tissue rheumatism and localized rheumatic conditions eg. bursitis. In addition, the anti-inflammatory nature of the product can have application in the support, prevention and reduction of bruising.
Use of B12 Ice
The product is designed for external use only. Avoid contact with eyes or mucous membranes. May be applied only to intact of broken skin. Not suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Keep all medicines out of the reach of children. Protect from heat (Store below 30°C).
Priming the pump:
In order to prevent leakage during transport, the container has a small quantity of air to allow for expansion. Before use, the pump should be primed by pumping. During priming be careful to make sure that the contents of the pump are prevented from reaching clothing of other areas not for the intended use. Additionally, make sure that any expelled product is appropriately disposed of.
Do not shake the bottle. It will introduce air into the oils and make the pump splatter.
Each squirt of the pump delivers Vitamin B12 2.5 mg/dose, THC (tetrahydrocurcumin) as 2.5 mg/dose and vitamin D3 as 1000 IU’dose.
B12 Ice is generally well tolerated If a reaction occurs to the product, discontinue use.
No drug interactions have been reported with B12 Ice
B12 Ice is available in a 15 ml pump bottle
The B12 Ice is an oil. Care should be taken to avoid spilling on clothing. If a spill occurs, wash with warm soapy water