Vitamin B12, 1 mg 50 capsules
- Supports normal brain function*
- Helps red blood cell formation *
- Aids in the prevention of anemia*
Vitamin B12 is important for metabolism. It helps in the formation of red blood cells, production of energy and in the maintenance of the central nervous system. B12 also supports the normal brain function.
While vitamins can be obtained from the diet, B and C vitamins are easily lost or eliminated during cooking or processing. Vegetarians should take special care to get adequate B vitamins because dietary sources of B vitamins are mostly found in foods of animal origin.
Many people over age 50 lose the ability to absorb vitamin B12 from foods. Moreover people who have had gastrointestinal surgery or have digestive disorders may not absorb vitamin B12 adequately.
The eight vitamins that make up the B complex are water soluble, meaning the body does not store excess amounts, with the exception of vitamin B12, which is stored in the liver. Rather, unused B vitamins are excreted through urine. This means you need a continuous supply of the B vitamins from the diet.
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin), rice flour, gelatin (bovine) capsule
Adults and children 12 or more years of age, take 1 capsule daily with a meal or as directed by a health professional.
Note: Stimulating vitamins such as B6 and B12 should be avoided late in the afternoon and evening.
Store at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the capsule size?
A: Capsule size 4.
Q: What type of capsule does this product come in?
A; This comes in a gelatin capsule. The gelatin is derived from bovine hide (beef skin).
Related Article: Vitamin B Fact Sheet
*Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. As with any dietary supplement, you should consult with a qualified healthcare professional if you are pregnant or nursing, if you have any medical condition, or if you are taking any medication before using this product. Always consult with a healthcare professional before giving supplements to children. Please read full disclaimer here.
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