|Natural Factors Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin 1000 mcg 180 Sublingual Tablets
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for energy production; for nervous system function as it is needed to produce myelin, the fatty substance that forms a protective sheath around nerves; for the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps with memory and learning; for the synthesis of red blood cells; for producing the genetic materials, DNA and RNA. It can help depression and give you energy. Most vitamin B12 comes from animal source foods and is deficient in strict vegetarian diets. Vitamin B12 works with folic acid to control homocysteine levels. Research shows that high levels of homocysteine may dramatically increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. However, many of us may not be absorbing the vitamin B12 as effectively from food as we could and others, such as vegetarians, may develop outright deficiencies in this important vitamin. Studies show that supplemental vitamin B12 can help us in other ways, too. Many elderly people suffering from neurological impairment find that B12 supplementation greatly improves their cognitive function. Published studies show that vitamin B12 in supplement form is absorbed better by elderly people than vitamin B12 that is bound to food. Shift workers, too, can benefit from sublingual methylcobalamin. Its well established that shift workers have more trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Poor sleep quality is probably why they have greater susceptibility to illnesses, including cancer, and have more accidents than other sectors of the population. In a recent study, subjects taking methylcobalamin experience improved sleep quality and increased daytime alertness and concentration, and in some cases they also reported improved mood. Much of the benefit appears to be a result of methylcobalamins influence on melatonin secretion and resetting the biological clock. Specifically, methylcobalamin causes a significant decrease in daytime melatonin levels while increasing nighttime levels. B12 methylcobalamin makes adrenaline from norepinephrine, and melatonin from serotonin. It is crucial for the transcription of DNA, and other entities.
To convert harmful homocysteine into the beneficial antioxidant, methionine, a methyl group is required. Methylcobalamin provides it thereby protecting your cardiac system.
Supports the nervous system
Helps memory and learning
Helps control homocysteine levels
Promotes a healthy cardiovascular system
Enhances immune system function
Effectively supports brain and nerve function.
May help in the treatment of sleep-wake disorders
May improve daytime alertness in shift-workers and the elderly
Derived from vegetable sources so is an excellent source of vitamin B12 for vegetarians
Dissolve 1 tablet daily under the tongue or as directed by a health care practitioner. Keep out of reach of children.
The following drugs can interfere with the absorption or utilization of vitamin B12: antibiotics, Aldomet, Atromid-S, Azidothymidine (AZT), Azulfidine, birth control pills, cimetidine (Tagamet), Metformin (Glucophage), Isoniazid (Laniazid), Pepcid, Prevacid, Prilosec, Ranitidine (Zantac).
Children: Although vitamin B12 is considered suitable for children even at the adult dosage, it is preferable that children using high dosages, such as those found in stand-alone vitamins, should do so under the supervision of a health care practitioner. We prefer that children use multivitamins for daily maintenance specially formulated for a child's nutritional needs.
Seniors: No special precautions are known.
Serving Size 1 Tablet
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Vitamin B12 as methylcobalamin 1000mcg 16,667%
Other Ingredients: lactose from milk, cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate (vegetable grade).
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