Keep Cyanide Out of Essential B12 Vitamins

Target: The US Food and Drug Administration

Goal: Ban the use of cyanide derivative cyanocobalamin in the production of B12 vitamins.

Vitamin B12 is the largest and most complex of all the vitamins, and is the only known metabolite to contain the biochemically rare and essential element cobalt.  It plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, is elemental in the formation of blood, and is critical for optimal liver functioning.  Metabolism of every cell in the human body is made possible by vitamin B12, as it affects DNA synthesis and regulation as well as fatty acid synthesis and energy production.  Needless to say, vitamin B12 is crucial for a healthy mind and body, and doctors have been prescribing the vitamin for decades. Unfortunately, Big Pharma has found a way to taint the nutritional properties of the vitamin with the poison cyanide.

A common synthetic form of vitamin B12, cyanocobalamin, which does not occur organically in nature but rather formulated in a lab, is being used in many pharmaceuticals and supplements due to its chemical stability and lower cost. However, when converted to its various physiological forms, cyanocobalamin leaves behind cyanide, a dangerous toxin the body must then detoxify through the liver.

Cyanide is a poisonous element that causes a chemical change within the body that prevents oxygen from getting into red blood cells and wreaking havoc. Exposure to minimal amounts of cyanide can result in numerous ailments, like rapid breathing and heartbeat, restlessness, dizziness, weakness, headache, eye irritation, and nausea. And if exposed to large amounts of the toxin, individuals can suffer from seizures, loss of consciousness, lax breathing, and even death–definitely not something that should be present in an essential vitamin.

The US Food and Drug Administration must intervene and stop the production of synthetic vitamin B12. Cyanide is a known poison that can severely damage the human body even in small amounts, and should never be allowed in the production of a nutritional, essential vitamin.

By signing the petition below, you can help convince the FDA to ban the use of cyanocobalamin in the production of vitamin B12. The welfare of the American people is far more important than the pocketbook of Big Pharma.


Dear US Food and Drug Administration,

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that doctors have been prescribing for years. The complex makeup of the vitamin helps sustain numerous bodily functions that are essential for a healthy and long life. Allowing the use of the cyanide derivative, cyanocobalamin, in the synthetic manufacturing of the vitamin is extremely unethical, immoral, and dangerous.

Cyanide is a known toxin linked to many ailments and severe health conditions. Small amounts of the poison can lead to rapid breathing and heartbeat, restlessness, dizziness, bodily weakness, headache, eye irritation, and nausea while larger doses have been linked to seizures, loss of consciousness, lax breathing, and even death.

Although cyanocobalamin is cheaper to produce, such financial bonuses should never be placed above the welfare of the American people. By allowing such negligence, you are indirectly poisoning the public with a terrifying and debilitating toxin.

This agency must take action now to stop the distribution of tainted B12 vitamins. Ban the use of cyanocobalamin, and protect the health of your subjects.


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  1. Unbelievable what goes on in big pharma, who is supposed to be protecting our health!!

  2. I want to know what is up with the sublingual candy like b12 supplements. They’re not only tiny, but they’re like 3/4 sugar, coloring, and cherry flavor. They just feel useless when I take one. They can’t be good for you, or at least not as effective in this form. At least they’re sweetened with mannitol and not aspartame. Oh yeah, and fuck the industry!

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