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Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin)
Methylcobalamin is a naturally occurring form of B12 which has been shown to help make DNA, support energy levels and keep nerve cells healthy.
For years, the standard of care for vitamin B12 deficiency in children and adults was by taking b12 injections. However, it has been shown that high doses of oral delivery are effective at raising vitamin b levels in most cases. There has also been a question about whether sublingual (under the tongue) or oral delivery is best. Clinical trials have shown that oral and sublingual delivery is equally effective at increasing vitamin B12 levels in children and adults. Chewable tablets are an easy and effective way to get your daily dose of vitamin B12 and reduce your chances of vitamin B12 deficiency anemia. Plus, our tablets have a delicious cherry flavor.
Methylcobalamin, or Methyl B12, is a form of vitamin B12 naturally occurring in the body. Cyanocobalamin, on the other hand, is a synthetic B12 compound. Cyanocobalamin needs to be broken down in the body first to cobalamin and cyanide to be converted to one of the active forms of B12. Also, Cyanocobalamin is more excreted in urine compared to methylcobalamin, indicating that methylcobalamin is more bioavailable. In addition, scientists are concerned about the accumulation of cyanide that can occur when taking cyanocobalamin supplements. For these reasons, it has been proposed that cyanocobalamin stop being used as a B12 supplement now that more bioavailable, and potentially safer forms, such as methylcobalamin, are available.
NutriRise's Vitamin B12 tablets offer 1000 mcg of methylcobalamin per dose, a naturally occurring form of vitamin B12, to provide superior bioavailability and safety. Our potent tablets are sourced from gluten-free ingredients and are vegetarian-friendly. NutriRise vitamin B12 tablets are manufactured in the United States and allow for an easy, effective, and safe way to get your daily intake of vitamin B12. With a delicious cherry flavor.
Yes, NutriRise's B12 tablets are completely free of animal by-products.
The ingredients in NutriRise's B12 dietary supplement are gluten-free and dairy-free. However, you must take care if you are allergic to soy, as our tablets contain lecithin.
Vitamin B12 exists in the human body in two primary forms: Methylcobalamin and Coenzyme B12, also known as Adenosylcobalamin. Both forms work as cofactors to two essential enzymes. Methylcobalamin serves as a cofactor for methionine synthase, an enzyme regulating homocysteine levels and S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) levels. Coenzyme B12 functions as a cofactor to L-methylmalonyl-CoA mutase. This enzyme is required for hemoglobin synthesis and is involved in an essential biochemical reaction that metabolizes fat and protein. Together these enzymes are involved in various critical metabolic processes in the body, including neurological function, DNA and RNA synthesis, protein and lipid metabolism, red blood cell formation, and prevention of homocysteine (HCY) accumulation. HCY in excess levels has been identified as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, and neural tube defects.
The USDA has estimated that as many as two-fifths (40%) of the U.S. population may have low vitamin B12 levels, and the National Institutes Of Health (NIH) reports that between 1.5% and 15% of the general population are vitamin B12 deficient, where adults over 60 years old are more at risk for deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause a whole host of problems, including weakness, fatigue, certain types of anemia, walking and balance disturbances, loss of vibration sensation, confusion, depression, and in severe cases, dementia.
Numbness of hands, legs, and feet, hair thinning, hair loss, depression, paranoia, delusions, memory loss, loss of taste and smell, incontinence, anemia, and trouble walking (balance problems) can all be symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.
Vitamin B12 is found naturally in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products. However, it is generally not present in plant foods, except for some nutritional yeast products that contain vitamin B12.
The recommended dietary allowance for vitamin B12 is 2.4 micrograms per day or 2.4 mcg. However, in some situations, for example, for pregnant or breastfeeding women or the elderly, more may be recommended. Our tablets offer over 40,000 times more vitamin B12 than the recommended daily value.
Nothing. While the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for vitamin B12 is 2.4 mcg, you can safely take more than that. Your body will only absorb what it needs, and whatever is left over will pass through your urine.
Yes. Vitamin B12 supplements have been successful in studies to treat sleep disorders, help realign circadian rhythms to light-dark cycles, and to support depression treatment, which could also lead to improved sleep.
Yes. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause a whole host of problems, including weakness, fatigue, and certain types of anemia, which may cause you to feel drained of energy. While many underlying causes may lead to vitamin B12 deficiency, for most people, increasing daily intake of B12 through food sources or supplementation will get levels back to normal. This will naturally bring your energy levels back to normal, too, including mental energy.
Yes! Vitamin B12 deficiency has been linked to hair thinning and hair loss and premature hair greying. This probably happens because a B12 deficiency can decrease red blood cell count. Vitamin B12 improves the production of red blood cells, which help deliver oxygen and nutrients to your hair follicles. Brittle hair can also improve with B12 supplementation.
Yes. Low vitamin B12 levels can lead to a type of anemia called 'vitamin deficiency anemia'. It is caused by a decrease in the number of healthy red blood cells, and it can also be due to low folate and vitamin C levels.
If you have anemia caused by low vitamin B, it is important to investigate whether your low vitamin levels are caused by a problem absorbing B12 or low B12 intake. Either way, supplements help replenish your B12 levels. But if you have an issue absorbing B12, it is essential to figure it out to manage it appropriately.
Yes, studies indicate that B12 supplementation can help improve moods. One study with depressed patients with low B12 levels noted an improvement in patients who received vitamin B12 supplements together with antidepressants compared to patients who received antidepressants alone.
A low B12 level in the body leads to an increase in plasma homocysteine (HCY) levels. Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, cognitive impairment, and cerebral and hippocampal atrophy have all been associated with high plasma HCY levels. In studies, dementia patients had shown improvement when they received B12 supplementation. Besides the relationship between B12 and HCY levels, more studies are needed to prove if B12 supplementation can prevent dementia.
Our tablets contain 1000 mcg of vitamin B12, delivered as bioavailable and safe methylcobalamin.
Our B12 tablets are made from gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients. However, they do contain soy, as lecithin. So if you have a soy allergy, you must take care.