Vitamin B12, cyanocobalamin, cobalamin, Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble essential vitamin used as an enzymatic cofactor. In blood vessels, Vitamin B12 is driven by inactive (haptocorrin), active (transcobalamin II) and intrinsic factor (IF) transporter proteins, which mediate intestinal absorption of B12. The most serious condition associated with vitamin B12 deficiency is megaloblastic anemia, which results in reduced DNA synthesis in red blood cell production.

  • Origin: Animal Product, Synthetic
  • Source: Milk, Eggs, Meat, Fish, Synthetic
  • Type: Vitamin
  • Age Range: Adults, Seniors
  • Toxicity: May be toxic in high doses
  • Outcomes: Cognitive Function and Brain Health, Energy and Mood, Focus and Attention

What are Vitamin B12 benefits?

Cobalamin, also known as vitamin B12, is one of the essential vitamins for the body and is known to play a key role in neurology. Vitamin b12 also supports the normal functioning of nerve cells and is necessary for red blood cell formation and DNA synthesis. In addition, according to several studies, vitamin b12 can benefit the human body in many ways, including increasing energy, improving memory, preventing heart disease, improving mood for depression symptoms, preventing anemia, aiding in bone health and preventing osteoporosis, aiding in the health of hair, skin, and nails, and reducing the risk of macular degeneration, among others.

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Cognitive Function and Brain Health Vitamin B12 and Cognitive Function and Brain Health

Cognitive functions are brain skills divided into: memory, perception, language, executive functions, attention and praxis (ability to perform complex movements). These functions depend on healthy synapses and neurons, which require good overall brain functioning. Supplements can affect cognitive performance directly or indirectly. Direct effects can alter or participate in neurotransmissions and influence the brain's energy metabolism. The indirect effects include hormonal changes that affect the brain, and improvements in cognitive disorders such as anxiety, depression and insomnia.
  • Focus and Attention

    Attention is the behavioral and cognitive process of selectively concentrating on a discrete aspect of information, whether considered subjective or objective.

Energy and Mood Vitamin B12 and Energy and Mood

Energy and mood are associated with several external and internal factors. Hormone release, brain chemical balance, nutrient metabolism, and several other elements alter the way the body and mind respond to daily activities. The compounds that benefit energy and mood are the ones that help in the balance of all these factors.

Table of negative interactions

Arsenic Trioxide, Chloramphenicol, Cimetidine, Dexlansoprazole, Esomeprazole, Famotidine, Lansoprazole, Nizatidine, Omeprazole, Pantoprazole, Potassium Chloride, Rabeprazole, Ranitidine
Eggs, Fish, Meat

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