Vitamin B12 is essential for normal metabolism of carbohydrates, fat and protein. As a
cofactor for methylmalonyl-CoA mutase enzymes, vitamin B12 helps convert odd chain
fatty acids and branched chainamino acids into succinyl-CoA, a common citric acid
cycle intermediate. Vitamin B12 is also required for nucleic acid (DNA) synthesis,
methionine synthesis from cysteine, and normal myelin synthesis in the nervous
system. * Along with vitamin B6 and folic acid, adequate levels of vitamin B12 are required
to maintain normal plasma homocysteine levels. Certain populations, including the elderly
and strict vegetarians are often at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency, either due to low dietary
intake or impaired absorption.
Most of the vitamin B12 found in supplements is in the form of cyanocobalamin. While
cyanocobalamin is an excellent source of vitamin B12, studies indicate that
methylcobalamin, a coenzyme form of B12, may be better utilized and better retained in
the body. Other studies indicate that methylcobalamin itself may play
important roles in supporting neurological and immune health. *
1 Dropper (1ml) Contains:
Vitamin B12 ...................................................................1,000 mcg
Purified water, natural glycerin, sodium benzoate, natural cherry flavor
Adults take 1 dropper (1 ml) daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.