Vitamin B12, 500mcg | Life Extension | 100 lozenges
- Supports nervous system function and cognition
- Promotes heart health by contributing to healthy homocysteine levels
- Provides the bioactive B12 form methylcobalamin
Health Benefits at a Glance:
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) plays a role in supporting a healthy nervous system and promoting heart health because it contributes to maintaining homocysteine levels within the normal range. Supplementation with this vitamin can be especially important to those following a vegetarian diet and might also be more important to elderly people.
Why it Works:
Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, works together with folate and vitamin B6 to help maintain homocysteine levels within normal range. Maintaining normal homocysteine levels is in turn important for heart health [9-12].
Cobalamin serum levels are reported to be significantly lower in elderly population groups compared to younger ones [2-5]. It is estimated that 10% to 30% of individuals over the age of 50 have low stomach acid secretion [6-7] which results in decreased bioavailability of vitamin B12 from food, making it more difficult to maintain normal homocysteine levels and support heart health.
Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is present in many different food sources of animal origin, including dairy products and eggs. Therefore, vegetarians are more susceptible to a dietary deficiency of this very important nutrient .
Cobalamin has also been shown to support nerve cell growth, cognition, and brain health in general. Together with folate it helps maintain the production of red blood cells within the normal range. Methylcobalamin is the bioactive form of B12 that is readily utilized by the body and the central nervous system.
The Science Behind the Product:
The Institute of Medicine indicates that requirements can be met much easier if fortified foods such as fortified ready-to-eat breakfast cereals or supplements containing this vitamin are used routinely by consumers .
Methylcobalamin (cobalamin), a form of this vitamin, has been shown to support neurological function and normal brain cell activity. Methylcobalamin has also been shown to prompt healthy cognitive, memory, and emotional function . A deficiency of vitamin B12 can trigger the diminished synthesis of methionine synthase, the key enzyme responsible for the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. The result is a high level of serum homocysteine and a decreased level of methionine .
How to Use:
- Take one (1) lozenge one to four times daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
- Place lozenge in mouth and allow to dissolve, then swallow
Serving Size 1 lozenge
Amount Per Serving:
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 500 mcg
Other ingredients: mannitol, sorbitol, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate, croscarmellose sodium, natural strawberry flavor.
Dosage and Use:
Take one (1) lozenge daily with or without food, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
Place lozenge in mouth and allow to dissolve, then swallow.
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not exceed recommended dose.
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When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
A food supplement should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Store tightly closed in a cool, dry place.
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- B-Complex for Maximum Effectiveness
- Supports Energy Production*
B-100 Caps provide a full complement of B-vitamins plus choline and inositol. These vitamins work to support energy production, maintain healthy homocysteine metabolism, and promote the health of the nervous system.* B-vitamins are water soluble, and with the exception of B-12, have limited storage in the body and thus require daily replenishment. While B-12 is stored in the liver, dietary sources are of animal origin only (meat and dairy) and supplementation with B-12 may be especially important for vegetarians.