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NOW B-12

 

Helps to prevent vitamin B12 deficiency. Helps the body to metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Helps to form red blood cells. B12 is perhaps the most popular of the B-family of vitamins and therefore should be represented by a variety of forms and dosage types to meet the needs of all consumers. NOW offers one of the industry’s largest selections of B12 supplements in the industry. This chewable lozenge allows for faster absorption to start in the mouth.

 

Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin that is commonly found in a variety of foods, but may be low in the North American diet and 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 increasingly common among the elderly. Strict vegetarians or vegans who are not taking in proper amounts of B12 are also prone to deficiency. Vitamin B12 is used to manage B12 deficiency states, including megaloblastic anemia. Studies have also shown that a deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to abnormal neurologic and psychiatric symptoms. Supplementation with B12 has shown benefit in reversing impaired mental function in the elderly with low levels of vitamin B12. Synergistic folic acid has been added to the formula to support red blood cell formation. This product is suitable for vegetarians and vegans, and uses natural sweeteners and flavours.

 Adult Dosage: Take 1 lozenge daily. Hold lozenge in mouth until dissolved. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 6 months.

Ingredients (each lozenge contains):

Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)……………..….................…...….5000 mcg

Folic Acid…………………………………………….............………...400 mcg

Non-Medicinal Ingredients:

Fructose, Sorbitol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Natural Flavour, Natural Raspberry Flavour, Silicon Dioxide, Lecithin, Natural Cherry Flavour, Maltodextrin.