Health benefits at a glance:
Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin. It is important for nerve and blood cell health and also plays a role in DNA synthesis.
What causes B12 deficiency? Vitamin B12 is present in foods of animal origin, including dairy products and eggs, but digestive challenges that can come with aging can affect absorption. Vegetarians and the elderly are therefore the groups tending to be most challenged with maintaining healthy levels of this essential vitamin.
The lozenges of Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin can be dissolved in your mouth or chewed – making them a convenient way to ensure optimal levels of B12.
Why it works:
There are eight B vitamins, each with their own set of important roles in maintaining health throughout the body.
Methylcobalamin is a form of vitamin B12 that is active in the central nervous system. It is essential for cellular health, to the growth and replication of cells.
Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin can supply 1000 µg of methylcobalamin and help support healthy homocysteine levels, brain health, and cognition.
The science behind the product:
Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, works synergistically with vitamin B6 and folate to convert homocysteine into the amino acid methionine. This helps to maintain healthy levels of homocysteine, an emerging marker of neurological, cardiovascular health, and general health.
Vegetarians and the elderly are especially susceptible to deficiency of this important nutrient, which may be caused by low dietary intake, inadequate bioavailability, or poor absorption of B12. The age-related decrease in hydrochloric acid production can also affect B12 bioavailability.
Recent research shows that supplementing with B12, even at moderate doses, can improve both B12 and folate status in older individuals.