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NOW Foods Methyl B-12 10000 mcg. – 60 Lozenges
NOW Foods Methyl B-12 contains 10000 mcg. of Vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 is necessary for the production of energy from fats and proteins and is well known for its critical role in DNA synthesis, as well as in homocysteine metabolism. Methylcobalamin is the co-enzyme form of Vitamin B-12 that has been found to be especially critical in the maintenance of a healthy nervous system. Dietary sources are almost exclusively of animal origin (meat and dairy) and supplementation with B-12 may be especially important for strict vegetarians.
- 10,000 mcg Methylcobalamin
- Not manufactured with: wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, shellfish or tree nut ingredients
NOW Foods Questions & Answers
Why do some B vitamin supplements from NOW have an odor? Is this normal?
B vitamins by nature do not have a pleasant aroma. This is normal and does not indicate the product is expired or otherwise compromised. The expiration date of any NOW supplement is printed on the bottom of the bottle. Sometimes you may get B vitamin powder residue on the capsules, usually yellow in color. Again, this is a normal occurence. There is often a small amount of powder that escapes duing the encapsulation process, and it sometimes coats the outside of the capsules.
I noticed that their Coenzyme B-Complex is enteric coated. Does this mean it’s considered slow release?
The enteric coating does slow the release of the nutrients somewhat by allowing them to pass through the stomach intact but no this does not create a time release product. It is tested to readily disintegrate in simulated intestinal conditions.
Why is the methylcobalamin form of Vitamin B-12 found in your Brain B-12 and other products a better form overall than regular B-12? Also, is it safe and where does it come from?
Most B vitamins function in the body only in their coenzyme (or active) forms, and the regular forms as found in their B-12 or certain B-complex products have to be coverted into the coenzyme forms before they can do their job. These coenzyme forms, though, are usually much more expensive and are considered a more potent than standard vitamin forms. Methylcobalamin is one of these coenzyme forms. It is derived via microbial fermentation, and since it is water soluble has a large safety margin.