Vitamin B-12 Lozenges

SKU: 1321
Supportive Function: An easily assimilated form of Vitamin B-12 (with complementary folic acid) dissolves under the tongue, entering the bloodstream directly without having to hook up with intrinsic factor (usually required for absorption in the small intestine). Vitamin B-12 functions in red blood cell formation, nervous system function, and RNA and DNA synthesis.

When is B-12/Folic Acid helpful? Fatigue, pernicious anemia, red blood cell formation, asthma, nervous system function, macronutrient metabolism, mood changes, menstrual problems, heart disease (homocysteine reduction), diabetic neuropathy, hepatitis, urticaria, pregnancy, dermatitis and bursitis.
Clinical Applications Research: Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin) is essential in nervous system function, helps to build healthy red blood cells, increases energy level, stimulates utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, and is important in DNA and RNA synthesis (the material that makes up our genetic code). The intrinsic factor, which is made in the stomach, is necessary for the absorption of B-12 into the small intestine. People who have low levels of HCL (hydrochloric acid is produced from the same cells that produce intrinsic factor) are at higher risk for inadequate B-12 absorption. People who do not biologically produce the intrinsic factor must get B-12 injections, which shoots the vitamin directly into the bloodstream, eliminating the need for intrinsic factor. Taking B-12 sublingually (under the tongue) also bypasses the small intestine and the need for intrinsic factor, so this method is also used for rapid absorption of B-12. Folic acid complements the actions of B-12 and synergistically boosts its activity, especially in red blood cell formation and homocysteine reduction. NOTE: Vitamin B-12 deficiency can arise due to conditions that interfere with B-12 absorption, such as inflammatory bowel disease, or gastric surgery.

Folic Acid (as folic acid): Clinical applications: fatigue, stress, adrenal gland support, psoriasis, folic acid deficiency anemia, depression, heart disease (lowers homocysteine) and cervical tissue support. Folic acid functions as a Co-enzyme that is important for cell reproduction. Its functions are similar to vitamin B-12. It aids in red blood cell (RBC) production, protein utilization, RNA and DNA synthesis, and is important in pregnancy since it is needed for the division of cells in the body. Fortification of foods with folate, starting Jan 1, 1998, emphasizes the newly recognized value of this B vitamin.

Tidbit: B-12 needs to be combined with intrinsic factor in the stomach to be able to be absorbed in the small intestine, but the lozenge bypasses digestion and absorbs directly in to the bloodstream sublingually.
Contraindications: Vitamin B-12 is non-toxic, even in doses that have exceeded the RDA by 10,000 times. Being water-soluble, excesses are excreted in the urine. Folic acid should not be given if a B-12 deficiency is suspected, because it can mask the symptoms. A rare congenital defect prevents the metabolism of cyancobalamin. Medicinal amounts of any vitamin, mineral or specialty nutrient should only be taken with the advice of a trained licensed healthcare professional.
Ingredients: Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin) 1,000 mcg, Folic Acid (as folic acid) 400 mcg. Proprietary blend 20 mg* of: Liver (bovine), Stomach (porcine). Natural spearmint added for flavor.
Vegetarian: No
Suggested Dosage: 1 tablet daily or as directed
Pack: 60 Tablets
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