New Product: Vitamin B12 Liposomal Formulation
Vitamin B12 and Optimum Health
Vitamin B12 is particularly beneficial to the human body. The body can synthesize it by itself through some bacteria found in the intestine, but its absorption is low.
Its lack is a common phenomenon, it is estimated that about 6% under 60 and 20% over 60 years suffer from B12 deficiency. Percentages may even reach 80% in various cases.
Why is vitamin B12 necessary for health?
- Contribute to DNA synthesis
- Helps produce red blood cells
- It contributes to the good functioning of the nervous system
- Contribute to normal psychological function
- It contributes to energy production
- Reduces fatigue and fatigue
- Contributes to the process of cell division
- Helps in the normal functioning of the immune system
- Helps in the metabolism of homocysteine
How severe is the vitamin B12 deficiency and who can happen?
The most common causes of lack are poor absorption from the stomach or intestines, decreased food intake and increased body requirements.
Deficiency of vitamin B12 can make life difficult, affecting the perception and behavior of a person and is capable of causing serious and irreversible damage, especially to the brain and the nervous system.
Over time, the body's ability to absorb B12 from food is getting more and more reduced.
Reduced absorption can be due to malignant anemia, also reduced intake may also occur to those who follow a vegetarian, vegan diet or are generally malnourished. Increased demands appear in HIV / AIDS and in those diseases, that have to do with rapid destruction of red blood cells.
However, vitamin B12 deficiency is most likely to develop regardless of age, following surgery for weight loss or surgery where part of the stomach is removed.
Drinking alcohol, various medications, with emphasis on those that reduce stomach acid, chronic inflammation of the pancreas and atrophic gastritis can also be a problem.
Finally, various conditions affecting the small intestine, such as Crohn's disease, celiac disease, intestinal parasites and intestinal floral imbalance, can contribute to vitamin B12 deficiency as well as immune system disorders such as Graves or the (SLE) Systematic Erythematosy Lupus.
What are the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency?
Deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to anemia and neurological dysfunction. In particular, it may exhibit a variety of symptoms, such as:
- Reduced ability to think and concentrate
- Mental problems (loss of memory, disorientation, confusion)
- Emotional changes (depression, irritability and psychosis)
- Changes in reflexes
- Pain in the mouth or tongue, reduced taste
- Low production of red blood cells, megaloblastic anemia
- Reduced cardiac function
- Reduced fertility
- Weakness, fatigue or dizziness
- Fast heartbeat and shortness of breath
- Paddy skin
- Constipation, diarrhea, loss of appetite or gas
- Nerve cell damage (numbness or tingling, muscle weakness)
- Loss of vision
- Slight headache
- Haemorrhagic episodes and bruises
Vitamin B12 is present in various forms and is cobalt-bound, so compounds with the action of vitamin B12 are collectively called "cobalamins". Methylcobalamin and 5-deoxyadenosylcobalamin are the forms of vitamin B12 that are active in human metabolism.
In nutritional supplements, vitamin B12 is usually present as cyanocobalamin, a form that the body easily converts it into the active forms of methylcobalamin and 5-deoxyadenosylcobalamin. In the NEW liposomal formula Vitamin B12 we used methylcobalamin.
The body's ability to absorb vitamin B12 from dietary supplements is greatly limited by the ability of the endogenous agent. For example, only about 10 mcg of 500 mcg are actually absorbed by healthy people.
Administration of dietary supplements is in many cases necessary but its absorption is largely limited by the ability of the endogenous agent.
In Doctor's Formulas, we use liposomal molding technology to maximize the absorption and bioavailability of the active substances and vitamins.
This groundbreaking technology can improve the therapeutic efficacy of vitamin B12 administration, giving high added value to the final dosage form.