For decades vitamin B12 has been in use by the public, primarily for its role in supporting energy production—although it certainly has other functions and offers other benefits as well.* In addition to vitamin B12 coenzymes being required to support our bodies’ energy production from fats and proteins, those same coenzymes are needed for the creation of hemoglobin in red blood cells.* That hemoglobin transports oxygen which is also needed for energy production. Vitamin B12 coenzymes are also required to convert homocysteine into the amino acid methionine, a conversion which is important for maintaining heart health.* Furthermore, vitamin B12 coenzymes are needed to help keep our genes healthy.*
Vitamin B12 absorption
Since dietary sources of vitamin B12 tend to have low absorption, it makes sense to supplement with vitamin B12 to help assure adequate intake. Supplementation is particularly important for vegetarians who frequently do not get enough vitamin B12 in their diet in any case, as well as for people with poor digestion. To further promote B12 absorption, New Vitality’s Vitamin B12 is formulated to dissolve in the mouth. Research suggests that this type of vitamin B12 tablet is well absorbed.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.