New Roots Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin 500 mcg 90 Capsules
Vitamin B12, in the methylcobalamin form, is a more bioavailable form of B12. Vitamin B12 is a member of the vitamin B complex. It's also called cobalamin and is important to good health.
Vitamin B12 is necessary for the synthesis of red blood cells and the maintenance of the nervous system, and is very important for growth and development in children. Deficiency can cause anemia and the degeneration of nerve fibres. Irreversible neurological damage can also occur.
When deficiency occurs, it is more commonly linked to a failure to effectively absorb vitamin B12 from the intestine rather than a dietary deficiency. Absorption of vitamin B12 requires the secretion from the cells lining the stomach of a glycoprotein, known as intrinsic factor. The vitamin B12 intrinsic factor complex is then absorbed in the ileum (part of the small intestine) in the presence of calcium. Certain people are unable to produce intrinsic factor, and the subsequent pernicious anemia is treated with injections of vitamin B12.
Adults: Take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by your health-care practitioner.