- What are the primary benefits of Methylcobalamin?
Methylcobalamin is a multi-purpose nutrient supporting red blood cell formation, the function of the myelin sheath for healthy nerves, and the synthesis of DNA. Vitamin B-12 also supports the production of SAMe, the body’s main methyl donor necessary to the functioning of many critical metabolic systems and the normal regulation of homocysteine. Normal levels of homocysteine in the blood support cardiovascular health and normal function of the endothelial cells that line the walls of the arteries.
- If it is so abundant, why are Methylcobalamin supplements useful?
Vitamin B-12 deficiencies are usually the result of poor absorption rather than poor dietary intake. Due to aging, the body’s ability to produce enough stomach acid for absorption of B-12 may be greatly reduced. Vegetarians who avoid meat and fish are also at risk for low levels of vitamin B-12.
- What is the advantage of Methylcobalamin?
Supplementing with the coenzyme form of vitamin B-12 eliminates intermediate metabolic steps, making this vitamin immediately available to work in the body upon absorption. The quick-dissolve form makes it easier for the elderly who may have difficulty swallowing and processing nutrients in their digestive systems.