Our B12 is formulated to support healthy levels of vitamin B12 and folate, providing a synergistic combination of the natural active form of folate plus three highly bioavailable forms of vitamin B12.
The three forms of vitamin B12 found in our B12 supplement are methylcobalamin, hydroxycobalamin, and adenosylcobalamin. These are easily absorbed by the body, likely because they are identical to the forms that occur naturally in human physiology. They are also more bioavailable than the cyanocobalamin form, which is the form typically found in mass-marketed supplements and used for food fortification. While most individuals can absorb
and use all three forms of B12 in this product, some forms may be more effective for certain individuals, so we include all three for maximum efficacy.
Folate and Vitamin B12 Functions
Folate is included because it is one of the most important cofactors that helps realize the benefits of optimizing B12 status. Unlike many commercial supplements, which contain folic acid, our B12 includes the active form of folate (as5-methyltetrahydrofolate or 5-MTHF) for superior absorption.
Folate and vitamin B12 work synergistically in the body to support physical, psychological, and neurological health.
Who May Benefit
Vitamin B12 is found abundantly in animal foods but is not present in foods from the plant kingdom, so vegetarians and strict vegans may benefit from supplementation of this crucial nutrient. (Select fermented plant foods contain B12 synthesized by bacteria during fermentation but the overall amount of B12 obtained from these sources would typically not be enough to meet an individual’s needs.) Additionally, the capacity to properly digest B12-rich foods and absorb B12 declines naturally with age, so older individuals may benefit from supplementation. Supplementation may also be prudent in younger individuals with suboptimal digestive function, since robust stomach acid and a key compound called intrinsic factor, secreted in the stomach, are required to liberate B12 from its food matrix so it can be absorbed.
Recommended Use: Take one lozenge per day, or as directed by a health care practitioner. Allow lozenge to dissolve slowly and completely in mouth and swallow. Best taken after a meal.