Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and in the formation of blood.1 It helps prevent megaloblastic anemia, a condition which makes you feel tired and weak when not enough oxygen is getting to the body tissues.2
The liver stores several years' worth of B12, so deficiencies are rare but still may result from the body being unable to use the vitamin.3 Taking B12 alone or in combination with other B vitamins has been shown to be effective for lowering homocysteine levels.4 High homocysteine levels lead to vascular inflammation, a risk factor for coronary artery disease.5
You can increase your vitamin B12 intake by eating a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meat, eggs, and dairy products, but when dieting this isn't always possible. Our products not only provide you with this important vitamin but additional benefits from our unique combination of ingredients to help you lose weight while supporting your entire body.
1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_B12 Retrieved October 17, 2013
2. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/understanding-anemia-basics Retrieved October 17, 2013
4. Clarke, R. and Armitage, J. Vitamin supplements and cardiovascular risk: review of the randomized trials of homocysteine-lowering vitamin supplements Semin.Thromb.Hemost. 2000; 26(3):341-348
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homocysteine Retrieved October 17, 2013