Vitamin B12 Hydroxocobalamin
Intensive Nutrition’s B12 formula contains hydroxocobalamin, a B12 that stays in the body longer than any other form. Vitamin B12 ingested orally is unstable, but our Vitamin B12 hydroxo is designed to be place in the side of the mouth and left to dissolve before swallowed. This method of delivery supports better absorption and therefore bioavailability of B12.
What does Vitamin B12 do in the body?
B-12 (cobalamin) is involved in the functioning of the nervous system, in proper blood oxygenation and supporting energy production. B12 is also required for proper nerve cell functioning, DNA replication, production of SAMe. B12 works in conjunction with other B vitamins, specifically Folic Acid and B6. With Folic Acid, Vitamin B12 helps support cognitive function.
What is hydroxocobalamin?
Hydroxocobalamin is a natural form of B12, found in our bodies and food sources. It can be transformed into bioenzymatic B12 – methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin. The biggest benefit of hydroxocobalamin over other B12 forms is its long lasting effect or sustained release. This is critical for individuals who require B12 supplementation as B12 taken in this form will be readily available. Another benefit of hydroxocobalamin is its role in blocking NO (nitric oxide) radicals in the body which can cause nitrosative stress or pro-inflammatory states in the body.
Who should consider B12 hydroxocobalamin?
As a long-lasting Vitamin B12 supplement, hydroxocobalamin is suggested to support a healthy, sustained release metabolism of B12*. This formula is also helpful to support healthy detoxification*. Vitamin B12 can support a a healthy response to stress and can support a healthy response to fatigue*. B12 can support the diet of individuals who have limited intake of Vitamin B12 (whether by choice or as a consequence of metabolism issues). Vitamin B12 can also support heart health*. As many common medications deplete B12, supplementing with B12 may help support healthy B12 levels.*
Is a slow-dissolving, high bioavailability tablet BETTER?
Intensive Nutrition tablets when left in the mouth and swirled around support great absorption especially with the addition of beta-cyclodextrin, an oligosaccharide that acts as a cage molecule to support bioavailability.*
Ingredients (3 tablets): Vitamin B12 3000 mcg as Hydroxocobalamin
Inert Ingredients: Dextrose, Maltodextrin, Mannitol, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Silica
Allergen Statement: Free of yeast, milk, nut (peanut, tree nut), corn protein, soy, fish, gluten, wheat, egg, artificial colors or preservatives.
Please note that Sorbitol and Maltodextrin are corn sugar derivatives.