Methylcobalamin is the form of vitamin B12 active in the central nervous system, not cyanocobalamin which the liver may not convert. It is an active coenzyme of the vitamin B12 analogs that are essential for cell growth and replication.
Vitamin B12 is present in foods of animal origin, including dairy products and eggs. Thus, vegetarians are more susceptible to a dietary deficiency of this important nutrient.224
Methylcobalamin is the form of vitamin B12 active in the central nervous system. It is an active coenzyme of the vitamin B12 analogs that are essential for cell growth and replication. The liver may not convert cyanocobalamin, the common supplemental form of vitamin B12, into adequate amounts of methylcobalamin that the body may need for proper neuronal functioning.236-238 Methylcobalamin may exert its neuroprotective effects through enhanced methylation, acceleration of nerve cell growth, or its ability to promote already healthy homocysteine levels within normal range.234-237
|Serving Size: 1 lozenge |
Servings Per Container: 60
|Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)||5 mg|
|Other Ingredients: xylitol, sorbitol, maltodextrin, stearic acid, vegetable stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, natural vanilla flavor, rice starch, modified food starch.|
Dosage and Use:
- Take one lozenge one to eight times daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
- If pregnant, nursing, or taking medication, consult your physician before taking this product
- Keep out of reach of children
- Do not exceed recommended dose
Office of Dietary Supplements: Vitamin B12
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235. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(1):103-9.
236. J Inherit Metab Dis. 1993;16(4):762-70.
237. Eur J Pharmacol. 1993 Sep 7;241(1):1-6.
238. Cell Mol Life Sci. 2011 Dec;68(24):3963-9.
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