Properties and Effects of B12 100mcg
Vitamin B12 is the largest and structurally the most complicated vitamin, and can be synthesized only by certain probiotic bacterial species. Vitamin B12 participates in creating DNA, the genetic material of the cell. Along with other B vitamins it takes part in the formation of red blood cells. It supports brain function (memory and focus), immune system, energy production and metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Contributes to the normal functioning of the cardiovascular system by maintaining normal levels of homocysteine. It is crucial for the maintenance of the nervous system and prevent damage of myelin sheath, insulation material that surrounds nerve cells. The children need a constant supply of vitamin B12 for the healthy development of their immune and nervous system.
The absorption of vitamin B12 is a complex process that depends on a number of factors. Lack of any factor, can lead to a deficiency of this vitamin. This complex process of absorption is primarily dependent on adequate synthesis and secretion of the internal (intrinsic) factor by the cells of the stomach, but also, a number of other local factors, such as: suitable composition and acidity of the gastric juice, a suitable composition of pancreatic juice, intactness of intestinal mucosa and corresponding microflora.
Vitamin B12 deficiency is usually caused by not sufficient intake, but can be also caused by malabsorption, certain intestinal disorders, low concentration of binding proteins and the use of certain medications. Vitamin B12 almost has no plant sources, so vegetarians are more likely to suffer from a deficiency. Children are at greater risk of deficiency, especially if born by mothers who doesn’t consume meat. Elderly and all those that need improving memory, concentration and mental clarity require additional intake of vitamin B12.
Vitamin B12 is recommended for:
- People with megaloblastic anemia
- Persons with total or subtotal gastrectomy
- Persons with lack of intrising factor
- Vegans and Vegetarians
- People who use B12 injections
Due to various nutritional, physiological and lifestyle factors, lack of vitamin B12 is common problem that can lead to: anemia, mental fuzziness, poor memory and concentration, fatigue, irritation, a feeling of apathy and lack of motivation, mood swings, muscle weakness or trouble with sleeping. Lack of this vitamin can also contribute in weakening of the immune system and repeated infections, damage to the myelin of nerve cells, birth defects, hearing loss associated with aging, or increased levels of homocysteine and increased risk of cardiovascular problems.
Advantages of SYNERGY B12 100mcg:
- One sublingual tablet contains 100mcg Vitamin B12, which dissolves under the tongue, reaching directly in the bloodstream, thus increasing its absorption and efficacy.