This supplement provides a high potency Vitamin B12 for those needing a high intake. It is taken by being absorbed directly from the mouth (sublingual).
Vitamin B12 is essential for healthy red blood cells, energy, nervous system and cognitive function but it cannot be absorbed from food unless the stomach makes ‘intrinsic factor’, which may be reduced as we age or in those with poor digestion. This delicious powder is absorbed directly from the mouth, avoiding the need for ‘intrinsic factor’. A daily multivitamin is also recommended.
About Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is a member of the vitamin B complex. It contains cobalt, and so is also known as cobalamin. Vitamin B12 is necessary for the healthy synthesis of red blood cells, the maintenance of the nervous system and growth and development in children.
The Functions of Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12`s primary functions are in the formation of red blood cells and the maintenance of a healthy nervous system. Vitamin B12 is necessary for the rapid synthesis of DNA during cell division. This is especially important in tissues where cells are dividing rapidly, particularly the bone marrow tissues responsible for red blood cell formation.
Vitamin B12 Helps our Nervous System
Vitamin B12 is also important in maintaining the nervous system. Nerves are surrounded by an insulating fatty sheath comprised of a complex protein called myelin. Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in the metabolism of fatty acids essential for the maintenance of myelin.