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B-12, Prolonged Release, 1000 mcg- 60 tab
LactovegetarianImportant vitamin for everyone and especially important for seniors and vegetariansProlonged release delivery system allows nutrients to be released slowly (over 2-4 hours) promoting optimum absorption and utilizationB12 is essential for proper energy metabolism, nerve and mental function, red blood cell formation and cardiovascular health.Contains NO sugar, starch, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, corn, soy, yeast, wheat, grain, gluten, or egg products.Suggested Uses
Vitamin B12 is a safe reliable and inexpensive vitamin. For health-conscious individuals a regular intake of a prescribed amount of vitamin B12 is a key element for preserving a balance in the human body. B12 could be obtained from food sources or could be taken in the form of supplements orally or via injections.
In combination with other B-group vitamins vitamin B12 ensures the smooth functioning of vital life processes of the human body. It is important for maintaining a healthy nervous system and DNA production. Vitamin B12 helps to regulate the formation of red blood cells in the body. Other benefits of vitamin B12 include its role in maintaining and increasing energy levels in the human body.
Vitamin B12 is highly beneficial in various forms. Methylcobalamin the coenzyme form of vitamin B12 is a body-friendly version which means that no metabolic steps are required for its ingestion and it can be used it in its normal form. It is available as a sublingual tablet that dissolves under the tongue because the digestive system might modify this molecule. Through this method vitamin B12 can directly penetrate the bloodstream and yield numerous benefits. Hydroxocobalamin is another form of vitamin B12 that has been recognized as an effective cure for cyanide poisoning.
Research studies reveal a clear inverse correlation between homocysteine an amino acid found in the human body levels and vitamin B12 levels. Blocking the formation of homocysteine leads to endothelial dysfunction a narrowing of the arteries and is a precursor of atherosclerosis vitamin B12 helps to curb atherosclerosis. A supplement of vitamin B12 also augments the efficiency of folic acids capacity to lower homocysteine levels. Researchers are of the opinion that in conjunction with folic acid an adequate dose of vitamin B12 helps to counter heart diseases and thrombosis. The synthesis of S-adenosylmethionine SAMe a compound involved in immune function and mood depends on the association of folate and vitamin B12.
Studies indicate that absorption of Vitamin B12 decreases with an increase in age. Hence an increased intake of vitamin B12 is extremely useful for adults above fifty. The recommended form of intake is in supplement form since elderly people absorb this form better than food forms of vitamin B12. A supplementation of vitamin B12 aids in the cognitive function and heals neurological impairment within this group.
In most cases vitamin B12 should be taken in conjunction with a folic acid supplement and a B-Complex vitamin. The good news is that while an intake of vitamin B12 facilitates functions necessary for everyday existence an extra dose causes no harm but instead could be stored for future use.
How is Methyl B12 absorbed differently than cyanocobalamin
Cyanocobalamin the most common form of vitamin B12 is taken orally where it travels to the stomach. Here Intrinsic Factor IF and adequate stomach acid separate B12 from food and cyanocobalamin is then broken down as cyano cobalamin. This free cobalamin needs to be methylated a methyl group needs to attach to be distributed in the blood. Methyl groups can come from betaine or other methyl-containing compounds. In contrast methylcobalamin as in our Methyl B12 Lozenges 209 simply gets absorbed via the intestines and then is circulated into the blood&ampmdash eliminating the step to wait for methylation of the molecule.
What type of cobalamin do you use
All of our vitamin B12 products are in the cyanocobalamin form except for our Methyl B12 Lozenges 206 which use methylcobalamin.
What does double absorption on the B12 500 mcg 204 label mean and how does it compare to an &ampldquosublingual” B12
Because the FDA stipulates a product labeled &ampldquosublingual” is classified as a drug we do not call our dietary supplement product &ampldquosublingual.” Thus we refer to ours as a &ampldquolozenge” instead. Semantics aside our &ampldquodouble absorption” vitamin B12 undergoes a unique production process. First it is important to understand the absorption and transportation of B12 in the body. B12 cyanocobalamin is synthesized by microorganisms in our gastrointestinal tract. It occurs as part of a protein complex in animal proteins. B12
absorption involves the following steps
1. Ingested B12 is broken down by enzymes and hydrochloric acid.
2. B12 then binds with an R protein and is transported from the stomach to the small intestine. R proteins are found in saliva and gastric juices. Once in the small intestine B12 is released.
3. The unbound cobalamin then binds to another specific protein called Intrinsic Factor IF which is necessary for the absorption of B12 in the small intestine.
4. After crossing the intestinal lining B12 breaks off from the IF and binds to still another carrier protein. The protein transcobalamin transports vitamin B12 to the bloodstream.
This specially processed cobalamin contains a resin that responds to particular pH levels. As the tablet disintegrates the nutrient is protected by the resin until it reaches the small intestine. It is here where the pH is high enough to allow the resin to release the B12. This process can essentially double the absorption of vitamin B12. That&amprsquos why we call our formula &ampldquodouble absorption” B12. Based on an extensive review of available data this form of B12 was better absorbed than oral B12. We offer B12 Lozenge 1000 mcg 418 in a tasty raspberry flavor.
We can find no documentation that shows B12 is better absorbed if it combines with the R protein in the saliva versus in the stomach.
In accordance with FDA regulation, we do not make any therapeutic claims for any Dietary Supplements in accordance with the Dietary Supplement Health and
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