Methylcobalamin B12 – 2,000mcg Chewable Tablet
Key benefits and actions
- May help maintain a health nervous system
- May help maintain normal, healthy cognitive function
- May help support the normal conversion of homocysteine to methionine
- May help support healthy methylation and metabolism
- May help support healthy energy levels
Why this form?
Methylcobalamin is the methylated, activated form of B12 which your body can readily absorb and use. Other forms of B12, such as cyanocobalamin, need to be converted into an active form before the body can use them.
Practitioners recommended introducing methylcobalamin slowly and usually in conjunction with other B Vitamins.
Chewable B12 allows the B12 to be absorbed directly through the mucosal membrane that lines your mouth. This means that it gets into the bloodstream without having to go through the gastrointestinal tract. Ideal for those with GIT disturbances.
Chewable tablets are perfect for children that cannot swallow capsules.
What does B12 do?
B12 is an essential vitamin which is needed to form healthy red blood cells, assisting in energy production and general wellbeing. B12 is required to maintain a healthy nervous system and so helps to maintain normal brain function and memory.
B12 is a cofactor for the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, making it essential for normal methylation and the formation of the important methyl donor SAM-e. Normal homocysteine metabolism helps to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.
B12 is required for DNA synthesis and so is important for cell growth and replication.
Who needs B12?
The absorption of B12 from the diet depends on intrinsic factor, a protein produced by the cells that line the stomach. It is thought that the production of intrinsic factor reduces as we age, meaning that the elderly are more at risk of developing B12 deficiencies. People on long term medication which reduces the production of stomach acid, such as protein pump inhibitors, are also at risk of developing B12 deficiencies.
B12 is naturally found in animal products such as meat, liver, eggs and dairy. Strict vegetarians and vegans are therefore at increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency and may not reach their daily requirements for B12 without supplementation.
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans
Does NOT contain:
Gluten, Soy, Egg, Dairy, Fish, Shellfish, GMO, NUTS,
Xylitol granular, dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, ascorbyl palmitate, magnesium stearate, natural red cherry flavour, silica
Directions for use:
Adults chew ¼ tablet daily for the first week, then increase to ½ tablet for the next week and continue thereafter until you are chewing ½-1 tablet daily.
Children chew ¼-1/2 tablet daily.
Do not introduce methyl folate until your B12 is introduced for at least 2 weeks.
Tamper evident: use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product
Store below 25’C in a cool dry place.
Serving size: one chewable tablet.