Hycibex - Indications: Hycibex deficiency
Pernicious anaemia, peripheral neuritis especially diabetic and alcoholic polyneuritis, trigeminal neuritis, vomiting of pregnancy, Hycibex complex deficiency, anorexia, agranulocytosis, radiation sickness, coeliac and idiopathic, steatorrhoea which are usually accompanied by malabsorption of Hycibex 12 and during administration of broad-spectrum antibiotics.
Cyanocobalamin is an especially common vitamer of the vitamin B12 family. It is the most famous vitamer of the family, because it is chemically the most air-stable, and it is the easiest to crystallize and therefore easiest to purify after it is produced by bacterial fermentation. A form of B12 called hydroxocobalamin is produced by bacteria, and then changed to cyanocobalamin in the process of being purified in activated charcoal columns after being separated from the bacterial cultures. Cyanide is naturally present in activated charcoal, and hydroxocobalamin, which has great affinity for cyanide, picks it up and is changed to cyanocobalamin. Thus, the cyanocobalamin form of B12 is the most widespread in the food industry.
Indications: To prevent and treat isoniazid, hydralazine and cycloserine induced neurological disturbances.
Mental symptoms in women on oral contraceptives.
Pyridoxine responsive anaemia.
Morning sickness and hyperemesis gravidarum.
Convulsions in infants and children.
Indications: Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Neuropathies, psychiatrics disorders, cutaneous sarcoid.
Tobacco amblyopia - hydroxocobalamin is of some benefit.