Vitamin B 12, also called cobalamin, it is a water-soluble Vitamin with a key role in the functioning of the brain and nervous system and for the formation of blood. It is involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affecting DNA synthesis and regulation and also Fatty Acid metabolism and Amino Acid metabolism(1).
Vitamins B help the body convert food (Carbohydrates) into fuel (Glucose), which is used to produce energy. These Vitamins B often referred to as B-complex Vitamins, also help the body use fats and protein. B-complex Vitamins are needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes and liver(2).
A common semi-synthetic form of the Vitamin is Cyanocobalamin, Cyanocobalamin usually does not occur in living organisms, but animals can convert commercially produced Cyanocobalamin into active (cofactor) forms of the Vitamin, such as Methyl cobalamin(3).
Why Life On Vit B12-Life?
Life-On Vit B12-Life hasunique formula of Methyl cobalamin, only B12 supplement in the market. Methyl cobalamin is the only biologically active form of it. Vitamin B12 is usually present as cyanocobalamin a form that the body readily converts to the active forms Methylcobalamin and 5deoxyadenosylcobalamin. Methyl cobalamin has greater tissue retention and absorption in the body(3).
Methylcobalamin contributes in treatment of pernicious anemia is a type of anemia that happens when stomach cells are not able to make intrinsic factor. Without intrinsic factor, your body cannot absorb Vitamin B12. Symptoms include: weakness, pale skin diarrhea weight loss fever, numbness or tingling sensation in the hands and feet, confusion, memory loss and moodiness(2).
Methylcobalamin contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal Homocysteine metabolism, normal red blood cell formation, normal function of the immune system, Vitamin reduction of tiredness and fatigue(4).
1.Interrelations Between Essential Metal Ions And Human Diseases Volume 13 Of The Series Metal Ions In Life Sciences Pp295-320.