Severe deficiency of vitamin B12 leads to neurological dysfunctions similar to dementia or Alzheimer’s. Moderate deficiencies lead to numbness in the extremities, decreased memory, anemia, asthma, nervous depression, multiple sclerosis, tinnitus, diabetic neuropathy and decreased sperm count. There are two forms vitamin B12 synthetic cyanocobalamin and natural form Methylcobalamin.
Clinical studies have shown that if for the overall health cyanocobalamin supplementation can be very useful, especially included in a multivitamin or B-complex but the therapeutic effects are almost zero when the body is sick and cannot convert cyanocobalamin in Methylcobalamin, the biologically active form.
Methylcobalamin has been shown to have excellent therapeutic effects because it can be immediately utilized by the body.
Vitamin B12 functions
- Plays a role in the proper functioning of the nervous system, helping to maintain the myelin sheath that protects nerve fibers. Deterioration of myelin is associated with serious diseases of the nervous system such as Multiple Sclerosis.
- Participates in the synthesis of DNA and the bio-utilization of iron, vitamin C, pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), folic acid (vitamin B-9).
- Increases the production of red blood cells.
- Helps the metabolism of proteins, lipids and carbohydrates.
- Contributes to the normal functioning of nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
- Reduces the level of homocysteine in the blood (best when associated with folic acid). Homocysteine is a substance that makes the blood less fluid, representing a serious a risk factor in cardiovascular disease.
- Helps in protecting liver cells by preventing the deposit fat in the liver (fatty liver).
Many studies conclude that the vitamin B-12 (like all B vitamins) are assimilated much better if associated with a protein.
Recommended way of use: 1 capsule daily or as directed by your doctor.