Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin found almost exclusively in animal-based foods. It is important for the brain, nervous system and energy metabolism, so deficiencies (common in vegetarians, vegans and elderly who digest meat less easily) can lead to low energy and foggy thinking.
Since Vitamin B12 is found almost exclusively in animal proteins, our B12 includes folate that aids protein synthesis to help ensure you are getting the most out of each supplement.
|Product Type: 1 Vegetarian Capsule|
Folate (as L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt) and Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin). Other ingreditents: microcrystalline cellulose, dicalcium phosphate, vegetable cellulose (capsule).
milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat or soybeans
Vitamin B12 aids memory and regulation of the nervous system. A Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause a variety of absorption problems in the stomach.  Some of these are autoimmune pernicious anaemia (an autoimmune condition that affects your stomach, causing it to attack the cells in your stomach that produce a protein that binds with Vitamin B12, making your body unable to absorb Vitamin B12 anymore),  chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas that eventually leads to the breakdown of the structure, preventing your body from naturally producing insulin),  indigestion, Celiac (an autoimmune disorder where ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine) and Crohn’s disease (an inflammatory bowel disease that can affect any part of the gasto-intestinal tract from mouth to anus).  This is due to a decreased ability to dissociate B12 from meat products during digestion.
In a 2006 study that lasted two years, seniors in Eastern Europe were given immediate and delayed recall, verbal fluency and letter search tests before and after taking Vitamin B12 and serum folate to examine their effect upon cognitive performance. There was a positive correlation of high Vitamin B12 levels with higher scores on verbal fluency and word recall.
In another study that examined a cohort between the ages 72 to 83 who took Vitamin B12, a deficiency led to greater insensitivity to light, touch and a worse nerve condition.
Research Score: Strong
There is preliminary evidence that Vitamin B12 reduces stress and inflammation through increasing oxidative metabolism, the process by which your body uses oxygen to convert carbohydrates into energy, which may increase energy storage and allow nerve impulses to move more quickly.
Research Score: Promising
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