Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12, Vitamin B12, cyanocobalamin, cobalamin

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.

Nutraceutic

  • Origin Animal Product, Synthetic
  • Source Milk, Eggs, Meat, Fish, Synthetic
  • Type Vitamin, Co-enzyme

Longevity & Prevention

To live longer is necessary to live well, meaning that overall well-being, healthy organs, a healthy brain and good habits are taken into consideration when it comes to longevity. All of those circumstances require a healthy lifestyle, which works directly in the prevention of illnesses or conditions that might negatively influence your health. There are a lot nutraceutics and supplements that can help the body to stay safe and sound, just as it should be.
  • Nutrient Supplementation

    The metabolism of nutrients is highly linked to the body's energy metabolism, which is the set of chemical reactions that produce the energy necessary for the performance of vital functions. All the vitamins and minerals are essencial for the whole functioning of all systems of the body.

Nutritional Support

The concept of healthy nutrition involves a good functioning and homeostasis of all systems and organs of the body, in order to prevent diseases and dysfunctions. The substances consumed for this purpose help general health because they are essential nutrients that have wide functionality in many areas of the body, influencing inflammatory signaling and metabolic pathways that are strongly relevant to most major health problems.
  • Nutrient Supplementation

    The metabolism of nutrients (absorption and different uses for each molecule) is highly linked to the body's vital functions. All the vitamins and minerals are essencial for the whole functioning of cells, hormones, metabolism, etc. When in deprivation of any nutrient, the body starts to show illnesses that can be treated with the right supplementation.
  • Age Range Children (0-12), Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity May be toxic in high doses
  • Side effects Drowsiness, Headaches, Nausea, Diarrhea, Skin Rashes, Abdominal Pain, Acne, Anxiety
  • Warnings

Why be Careful

Vitamin B12 toxicity is rare, however there are people who notice some side effects with supplementation. The body will absorb only what is necessary and the excess will be eliminated in the urine. Some serious health conditions may have elevated serum B12 as a biomarker.

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