This is a B12-union that has been established in Norway as a result of poor treatment and a lack of knowledge among many doctors concerning B12-deficiency.
The union was established in late March 2018. Our main goal is to raise awareness, educate those who have, or think they have B12 deficiency, to be a support group, and to follow science and new articles that are being published. That also means to ask questions regarding what is being claimed. We have already corrected physicians who misunderstood a new article and wanted to stop treatment for their patient.
We are legally registered with a Company reg.nr. and are running it as a non-profit company. Our website was published in November 2018, and the statistics shows that our members are using it a lot. More than 7000-10000 clicks per month.
You have to be a member to be able to log in to the website. But everyone can become a member with a small fee for the costs of the website.
The website is mainly in Norwegian, but most of the original articles are in English. We have some private stories from our members, and we have thoroughly described all B-vitamins and which symptoms that may appear if we lack some of them.
We are contacting authorities with questions, and we have had 2 articles in the media. Norway used to have only one supplier of cobalamin for injections, and the price was 10 times more than other European countries. We don’t know if our pointing finger at this case has helped, but after a lot of letters, telephones and contacts with media, Norway now has 2 suppliers, and the second supplier is cheaper! Now it is only 7 times the German prices!
We are looking forward to continue our work and to raise awareness to this important subject. https://www.b12-foreningen.no/