Benefits of Vitamin B12
– Contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
– Contributes to normal functioning of the nervous system
– Contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism
– Contributes to normal psychological function
– Contributes to normal red blood cell formation
– Contributes to the normal function of the immune system
– Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
– Plays a role in the process of cell division
– Vegans and vegetarians are at risk of Vitamin B12 deficiency
Hydroxycobalamin is a natural form of vitamin B12, exactly as it is produced by most microorganisms and found in our body. Hydroxycobalamin is one of the most common B12 forms found in natural food sources. Hydroxycobalamin is converted within the body into the two bioactive coenzyme forms of vitamin B12 – methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin – the sole two forms which can be used directly by our body.
Methylcobalamin is one of the two bioactive coenzyme forms of vitamin B12 which our body really needs. Only methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin can have a positive effect on our health directly; all other forms of vitamin B12 must first be converted into methylcobalamin or adenosylcobalamin in order to become an active coenzyme in our bodies.