Methylcobalamin 5 mg 60 Lozenges by Life Extension
Vitamin B12 is present in foods of animal origin, including dairy products and eggs. Thus, vegetarians are more susceptible to a dietary deficiency of this important nutrient. Likewise, vitamin B12 serum concentrations are reported to be significantly lower in elderly population groups compared to younger groups. It is estimated that 10% to 30% of individuals over the age of 50 have low stomach acid secretion which results in decreased bioavailability of vitamin B12 from food. To overcome food-bound vitamin B12 malabsorption problems, the Institute of Medicine recommends that vitamin B12-fortified foods (such as fortified ready-to-eat breakfast cereals) or supplements containing vitamin B12 be used to meet much of the requirement. Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, works synergistically with vitamin B6 and folate to regenerate (methylate) the amino acid methionine, which helps to maintain already healthy homocysteine levels already within normal range, which is important for heart health.
Methylcobalamin is the form of vitamin B12 active in the central nervous system. It is an active coenzyme of the vitamin B12 analogs that are essential for cell growth and replication. The liver may not convert cyanocobalamin, the common supplemental form of vitamin B12, into adequate amounts of methylcobalamin that the body may need for proper neuronal functioning. Methyl-cobalamin may exert its neuroprotective effects through enhanced methylation, acceleration of nerve cell growth, or its ability to promote already healthy homocysteine levels within normal range.
Suggested Use: Take one lozenge, one to eight times daily. Allow to dissolve in the mouth before swallowing.
| SUPPLEMENT FACTS |
Serving size: 1 Lozenge
Servings per Container: 60
| ||Amount |
| % Daily Value|
|Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) ||5 mg ||83,333%|
|* Daily Value Not Established|
|Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.|
Other Ingredients: sucrose, natural vanilla flavor, mannitol, sorbitol, stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, tapioca starch, tapioca maltodextrin, vegetable stearate.
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Product ID: LX15376
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