The biologically active form of Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 has important functions in the built of red blood cells, in the protein metabolism, and for the central nervous system. Vitamin B12 helps with the growth of healthy body cells, cell division, and the regeneration of the mucous membranes.
It protects the cardiovascular system by transforming dangerous homocysteine into methionine. Vitamin B12 is also actively taking part in the production of neurotransmitters and the building of protective nerve tissue.
Vegetarians and vegans need additional vitamin B12 because the richest natural sources of vitamin B12 are meat, eggs, and milk. The elderly also have an increased need for vitamin B12 to offset a reduced rate of absorption from food.
Methylcobalamin is a form of vitamin B12 in coenzyme form. In contrast to commonly used vitamin B12 as Cyanocobalamin, Methylcobalamin can be used directly by the body without needing to get synthesised into its coenzyme form. Methylcobalamin is therefore the better choice or an optimal vitamin B12 supply to the body.
Effects of vitamin B12 deficit:
- Increased homocysteine
- Decreased hemoglobin
- Fear, depression, aggression
- Difficulties concentrating and memory loss
- Nerve pain
- Tingling in hands and feet
- Decreased sense of taste and smell
- Increased risk of inflammation
- Pale face and pale lips
- Weakness, tiredness, and dizziness
- Feeling out of breath from lack of red blood cells