Life Extension Dissolving Vitamin B12 (500 mcg) -- 100 Lozenges

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  • Vitamin B12 is most commonly found in foods that are animal product based, including eggs and diary products.
  • Vitamin B12 levels are significantly lower in the elderly due to lower levels of stomach acid production.
  • The Institute of Medicine recommends that individuals should supplement with vitamin B12.
  • Vitamin B12 works more effectively when combined with vitamin B6 and folate.

Vitamin B12 in a Fast Acting, Highly Absorbable Form

Vitamin B12 can be obtained from dairy products, eggs and animal based foods. With that being said, vegetarians and vegans are much more prone to a deficiency of vitamin B12, an essential nutrient that every person needs. Likewise, vitamin B12 levels have been found to be significantly lower in the elderly as compared to a younger generation. It's believed that between 10% to 30% of people that are over the age of 50 have diminished stomach acid production levels which will result in a decreased bio-availability of vitamin B12 from the foods you eat.

The Institute of Medicine recommends that individuals combat food-bound vitamin B12 malabsorption problems with vitamin B12-fortified foods or supplementing with vitamin B12  or a vitamin B complex. Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, works together with vitamin B6 and folate to regenerate (methylate) the amino acid methionine. Methionine, which helps to maintain already healthy homocysteine levels within normal range, is essential for heart health.

Cyanocobalamin is a synthetic and inexpensive form of vitamin B12 that is converted in the body to its bioactive forms, methylcobalamin and cobamamide. Life Extension Vitamin B12 is delivered in a fast acting, highly absorbable form

Supplement Facts

Serving Size:1 Lozenge
Servings Per Container:100
Ingredients Amount Per Serving
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)500 mcg
Other Ingredients:mannitol, sorbitol, microcrystalline cellulose, vegetable stearate, croscarmellose sodium, natural strawberry flavor.
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