Protocol for Life Balance
Why Methyl B12?
Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is commonly found in a variety of foods, but is deficient in the typical vegetarian diet. B12 helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells and is also needed to make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. B12 combines with a substance called intrinsic factor (IF) before it is absorbed into the bloodstream. An inability to absorb vitamin B12 from the intestinal tract is often related to insufficient IF, which is increasingly common among the elderly. Strict vegetarians or vegans who are not taking in proper amounts of B12 are also prone to deficiency. This Methylcobalamin form can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream, without the need to attach to intrinsic factor, bypassing the complicated steps of its usual absorption. Lozenge delivery provides faster more complete absorption.