Now Foods, Methyl B-12, 5000 mcg, 120 Lozenges
By Now Foods10 Reviews
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0.12 lbs (0.05 kg)
- Product Code: NOW-00493
- UPC Code: 733739004932
- Package Quantity: 120 Lozenges
- Dimensions: 3.4 x 1.7 x 1.7 in, 0.1 lbs (0.05 kg)
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- Supports Cognitive Function
- With Folic Acid
- GMP Quality Assured
- A Dietary Supplement
Vitamin B-12 is a water soluble vitamin necessary for the maintenance of a healthy nervous system and for the metabolic utilization of fats and proteins. Vitamin B-12 is also essential for the synthesis of DNA during cell division and therefore is especially important for rapidly multiplying cells, such as blood cells. In addition, adequate intake of Vitamin B-12, along with Folic Acid and Vitamin B-6, encourages healthy serum homocysteine levels, thereby supporting cardiovascular health. Because Vitamin B-12 is found predominantly in animal products, strict vegetarians are at risk of developing Vitamin B-12 deficiency and may benefit from supplementation. NOW Vitamin B-12 is vegetarian/vegan (non-animal derived).
As a dietary supplement, take 1 lozenge daily. Chew lozenge or hold in mouth until dissolved and swallow.
Fructose, sorbitol, cellulose, citric acid, stearic acid (vegetable source), natural flavors and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).
Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.
Store in a cool, dry place after opening.
Caution: For adults only. Consult physician if pregnant/nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Keep out of reach of children.
|Serving Size: 1 Lozenge|
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Folic Acid||400 mcg||100%|
|Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)||5.0 mg (5,000 mcg)||83,333%|
iHerb Customer Reviews
B12 is difficult to impossible to get from plant-based foods. I am vegan so I need to make sure I get my B12 through a supplement. Some people, vegan or not, can't absorb B12 through their small intestine. This means that they must absorb the vitamin in alternative ways. They can absorb it sublingually which just means that a supplement is placed under the tongue, it can be absorbed through the outer skin as is done with patches, or it can be directly injected via a B12 shot which is only done in a medical facility. I relied on multivitamins to get my B12 for a long time and started to feel terrible. I switched to patches and started to feel normal again. The morning after I applied a B12 patch, I could breathe easier and I felt less tense and more energetic. The patches were getting really expensive, so I recently switched to these lozenges. One lozenge contains five times the amount of B12 that was in a single patch. I used one patch a week, but now I take one lozenge a day. The lozenges definitely work better than the patches and are a better deal for what you get. The first time I took a lozenge, the feeling was very similar to the feeling I had the morning after I used a patch, but it was more immediate. I felt a rush of energy and could breathe easier almost immediately after placing it under my tongue. Now, the effect isn't as dramatic, but I think it's because my B12 level is normalizing, so I'm guessing that feeling is just a normal part of my day and I don't notice it as much. Definitely recommend these for vegans and others with small intestine issues like Crohn's Disease or problems with their Terminal Ileum.
Appears to help restore normal gut function in many IBS cases, some forms of Colitis and may help with Crohn's Disease. B-12 is essential for microvilli growth in the Gut wall. Microvilli are essential for B-12 absorption. Therefore many gut problems cause a vicious circle of microvilli damage, reduced B-12 absorption leading to reduced microvilli health leading to .... That's why Medical Practitioners use a B-12 injection to kick start repair. B-12 can't be easily absorbed with gut problems. This offers a megadose of B-12 that over time can reverse damage if started soon enough. However, megadoses of the normal form (Cyanocobalamine) cause high morbidity and mortality in patients with liver or kidney issues. The Methyl form here is much safer. It is important to treat early before microvilli damage becomes too widespread and more serious conditions develop.