Vitamin B12 1000mcg
- B12 in its most active form - methylcobolamin
- Sublingual tablet for faster absorption
- No added flavors or sweetners
Why you'll love it
Because Vitamin B12 is a building block of life – it’s essential for the formation of DNA, nerves and blood cells, and provides your body with energy. There are no plant-based sources that contain sustainable amounts of B12, so it’s critical for those following a plant based diet, vegetarians and vegans to ensure that they’re getting enough from other fortified sources in their diet, and also often from supplements.
While many things get better with age, sadly your ability to absorb and use B12 efficiently isn’t one of them. This is partially due to a natural decrease in stomach acid production over the age of 50, and can also be caused by long term use of over the counter or prescription drugs used to suppress stomach acid.
Many other conditions can predispose someone to B12 absorption problems such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, pancreas dysfunction, history of bowel or stomach surgery and others, so check with your health care professional to get your blood work done to see if supplementation is right for you.
Why this formula?
How much do I really need?
If you are consuming animal-based products such as meat, fish or eggs 2-3 times a day, the answer is, not much! Even though Vitamin B12 is very critical to the maintenance of good health, the general adult population can get the required 2.4mcg per day from food sources or from a good quality multivitamin. If however, you are part of a population that does require supplementation, we recommend taking 1000mcg a few times a week. The reason for this is that you body can only absorb small amounts of B12 by passive absorption over a period of time so for most people, daily dosing is unnecessary, especially when using the methylated form which tends to stay in the body for longer amounts of time.
Having said that, there is no upper limit identified for Vitamin B12 because of its low potential for toxicity. Individuals that are currently in a state of deficiency or those who have difficulties with absorption may require significantly higher doses or a different dosage form, and should consult with a healthcare professional to determine the appropriate dose for their condition.
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Supplement FactsVITAMIN B12 PER 1 SUBLINGUAL TABLET
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin)
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Isomalt, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetable), calcium silicate, croscarmellose sodium
Recommended Use or Purpose: A general factor in the maintenance of good health which helps to prevent Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Recommended Dose (Adults): Dissolve one tablet in the mouth in the morning, typically three times a week, but can be taken up to once daily on the advice of a healthcare practitioner.
Cautions & Warning: Vitamin B12 supplementation can mask a folate deficiency. Consult a healthcare practitioner if you are uncertain whether or not you are taking adequate Folate.
As with any natural health product, you should consult your healthcare practitioner on the use of this product. Store product in a cool and dry place. Keep out of reach of children. If you experience an adverse event or allergic reaction, discontinue use immediately and contact a healthcare professional.