Vitamin B12 is present in foods of animal origin, including dairy products and eggs. Vegetarians are generally more susceptible to a dietary deficiency of this important nutrient. Vitamin B12 serum concentrations are documented to be significantly lower in elderly population groups compared to younger groups. It is estimated that 40% of individuals over the age of 50 have diminished stomach acid secretion, resulting in decreased bioavailability of vitamin B12 from dietary sources.
Methylcobalamin is a specific form of vitamin B12 that is uniquely active in the central nervous system. It is essential for cell growth and replication. In some people the liver may not convert cyanocobalamin, the common supplemental form of vitamin B12, into adequate amounts of methylcobalamin needed for proper neuronal functioning. Methylcobalamin may exert its neuroprotective effects through enhanced methylation, acceleration of nerve cell growth, or its ability to maintain already healthy homocysteine levels.
Directions: Take one capsule daily with or without food.
Serving Size 1 vegetarian lozenge
Servings Per Container 60
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 5 mg
Other ingredients: xylitol, natural vanilla flavor, sorbitol, stearic acid, tapioca starch, tapioca maltodextrin, vegetable stearate.
Dosage and Use
Dissolve in mouth or chew one lozenge, 1 to 8 times daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Do not take this product unless you are truly deficient in iron. Excess iron may cause increased oxidation leading to inflammation.
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