Isolated and identified in 1948 as a nutrient needed for the liver and characterised by the presence of the “cobalt” metal ion, vitamin B12 is useful in people who are stressed, tired and convalescing.
What is B12 500?
B12 500 is a vitamin B12 or cobalamin supplement. A B-group vitamin, it is obtained from the natural fermentation of corn. It is produced in accordance with high quality standards, with rice flour as the only excipient. It is allergen-free and not GMO.
Use and mechanism of action
Of the many qualities of vitamin B12, its involvement in the normal formation of red blood cells, haemoglobin and bone marrow is perhaps the best known. Vitamin B12 has also proved useful in regulating energy metabolism, eliminatng tiredness and fatigue, as it is involved in protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism.
Along with folic acid (vitamin B9), it takes part in numerous processes inside our body, including the immune function and formation of the myelin sheath that surrounds the core of nerve fibres needed for the transmission of impulses. This is why it cab be righly argued that this vitamin contributes to nervous system well-being and to normal psychological function.
It is involved, together with folic acid (vitamin B9) and pyridoxine (vitamin B6), in the metabolism of homocysteine, a key factor in the development of diseases such as atherosclerosis, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disorders. High homocysteine levels can in fact promote “oxidative stress” of LDL cholesterol, with possible effects on the cardiovascular system.
Suggested use: 1 or more capsules daily, with a large glass of water.