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Vitamin B12 Supplements

Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a crystalline compound that is bright red due to its high cobalt content. Its key roles are in red blood cell and nervous system health.

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Vitamin B12 Info

Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a crystalline compound that is bright red due to its high cobalt content. Its key roles are in red blood cell and nervous system health. It was first identified as the nutrient needed to treat pernicious anemia. This is a condition in which the gastric mucosa lacks a protein called intrinsic factor, needed to absorb vitamin B12 in the ileum. As vitamin B12 is needed for red blood cell formation, a deficiency due to malabsorption results in a form of anemia.

The most abundant and readily absorbed sources of Vitamin B12 are animal foods. Vegetarians and vegans may be more at risk of becoming vitamin B12 deficient, and as we age the body’s ability to absorb B-12 from food sources decreases as well.

Vitamin B12 Benefits

Signs of vitamin B12 deficiency are in symptoms of nervous system impairment such as numbness and tingling, pins and needles or a burning sensation. Deficiency is more common in elderly people and can show as anemia, diarrhoea and a beefy red tongue. Impaired mental function in the elderly may respond well to vitamin B12 supplementation.

People with asthma and eczema may need vitamin B12, and addressing a deficiency may also bring improvements in sleep quality, alertness and concentration.

Vitamin B12 Side Effects

Safe when taken as directed. Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is best taken in conjunction with a B complex supplement, as all the B group vitamins need to be present in the correct ratio for optimal effect.

Product Reviews

  • essential for vegans

    the BEST vitb12 out there. i'm vegan &have used solgar for over a year now, would not be without it. my blood tests fared better with dissolving the tabs inside my cheek rather than chewing-swallowing. considering one tablet a day is adequate the price point is pretty great too. better than having to sprinkle b12 nutritional yeast flakes on every meal!!!

    mei

    26/11/16

  • product and service

    After blood tests showed I was the low end of normal for Vitamin B 12 I bought the Country life 1000 mcg Vitamin B 12 tablets. Results from my latest blood tests show my levels at the high end of normal, so readings went from 120 to over 500 in 2 months. I am impressed. Always impressed by the service usually receive my parcel the day after ordering. Thank you so much.

    Pauline

    12/09/16

  • B12 Drops

    I find this so easy to take- it has effectively improved my b12 levels and I feel so much better improving mood swings etc thanks for a wonderful product ,will certainly keep with this product

    K Marie

    16/08/16

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