Vitamin B-12, or cobalamin, is involved in many body processes and works very closely with another B vitamin, folic acid. They both work to synthesize DNA in our body and manufacture red blood cells.
Vitamin B-12 is also necessary for the proper functioning of our nervous system. Therefore, if a B-12 deficiency occurs, nerve function can become impaired generally characterized by tingling sensations and numbness.
A vitamin B-12 deficiency can also cause impaired mental function. A deficiency in Vitamin B-12 is thought to be quite common among the elderly, and it is a major cause of depressed mood among this age group.
In addition, as we age, we secrete a lower amount of the stomach acid necessary for vitamin B-12 absorption, and are thus more susceptible to vitamin B-12 deficiency.
Therefore, it is strongly recommended that people over the age of 50 consume a vitamin B-12 supplement. Folic acid may also mask the symptoms of a B-12 deficiency, so it is recommended that Vitamin B-12 and folic acid be taken together.
Vitamin B-12 may also play a significant role in heart health. It does so by helping to keep blood levels of homocysteine low. Homocysteine is a substance that is formed when Vitamin B-12 and folic acid levels are minimal, and research has indicated that high blood levels of homocysteine may be a possible risk factor for heart disease.
Directions: Take one tablet daily with a meal.
|Serving Size||1 Tablet|
|Servings Per Container||100|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value†|
|Vitamin B-12||500mcg 8333%|
|** Daily Value not established|
| Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Cellulose Gel, Stearic Acid, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Cyanocobalamin.
NO Artificial Colors. NO Artificial Flavors. NO Preservatives. NO Yeast, Starch or Gluten.
| * † These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
|KEEP BOTTLE TIGHTLY CLOSED. STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE, OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT USE IF IMPRINTED SEAL UNDER CAP IS BROKEN OR MISSING.|