Vitamin B-12 can be found in foods such as meat, fish, and dairy products. It can also be made in a laboratory. This vitamin is required for the proper function and development of the brain, nerves, blood cells, and many other parts of the body.
Vitamin B-12 supplements are used for treating and preventing vitamin B-12 deficiency associated with many different health ailments and concerns. It is frequently used in combination with other B vitamins in various vitamin B complex products.
Vitamin B-12 is used for memory loss; Alzheimer’s disease; boosting mood, energy, concentration and the immune system and slowing aging to a degree. It is also used for heart health, lowering high homocysteine levels (which may contribute to heart disease), male infertility, diabetes, sleep disorders, depression, mental disorders, weak bones (osteoporosis), swollen tendons, AIDS, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, allergies, a skin disease called vitiligo, preventing cervical and other cancers, skin infections and much more.
Most people supplement their vitamin B-12 using nutritional supplements. But here’s where this can go wrong: The most commonly available form of vitamin B-12 on the market is the cheaper synthetic form that’s actually bound to a cyanide molecule called cyanocobalamin. This common synthetic form of the vitamin does not occur in nature, but is used in many pharmaceuticals and supplements, and as a food additive, because of its lower cost. In the body it is converted to the physiological, active form, methylcobalamin after passing through digestive channels.
The proper form of vitamin B-12 to supplement with is called methylcobalamin. This is the form that exists in nature, and it is pre-methylated, meaning it’s ready for your body to put to immediate use. Methylcobalamin has several key advantages over cyanocobalamin such as increased absorption, better retention in tissues and having a positive impact on our homeocysteine levels.
Our product development team at Size Slim has incorporated this form of B-12 into our Focus+Stamina Pre-Workout product to bring you nothing less than the best!