Description: Essential for maintaining the integrity of the nervous system. A deficiency affects the peripheral nerves, and in later stages, the spinal cord.
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in some foods, added to others, and available as a dietary supplement and a prescription medication. Vitamin B12 exists in several forms and contains the mineral cobalt, so compounds with vitamin B12 activity are collectively called "cobalamins".
Vitamin B12 is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis [1-5]. Vitamin B12 functions as a cofactor for methionine synthase and L-methylmalonyl-CoA mutase. Vitamin B12, bound to protein in food, is released by the activity of hydrochloric acid and gastric protease in the stomach.
Key Ingredients: B-12, Folic Acid
Suggested Use: 1-2 capsules per day or as recommended by your health care professional.
Contraindications: If you are pregnant or nursing, consult your physician before taking this product.