Vitamin B-12 is necessary in human health for the formation of proteins and red blood cells, and for the functioning of the nervous system. It is vitally important in maintaining the health of the outer sheathing (protective covering, also called the myelin sheath) that surrounds nerve cells.
B-12 also participates in a variety of cellular reactions to release energy from carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
Vitamin B-12 is found only in animal products; meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Most people’s diets do not contain sufficient B-12, and so, over the years, the amount of B-12 diminishes in the body till there is an actual deficiency of this important vitamin.
Absorption of vitamin B-12 from food occurs in a unique way. Vitamin B-12 is released from food by digestion, especially by stomach acid. The vitamin B-12 binds with a special protein that is secreted by the mucous membrane of the stomach called the “intrinsic factor.”
The resulting complex travels to the last section of the small intestine, called the ileum. Ileum cells then absorb vitamin B-12. Absorption is very poor unless the “intrinsic factor” is present.
As the body ages it often produces lower quantities of both stomach acid and the “intrinsic factor,” thus reducing the amount of B-12 that can be absorbed from the diet.
The vitamins and minerals in food are constantly being used to create and support the life processes in the body and must be replenished from time to time.
Because the body’s reserves of B-12 continues to drop as our body ages, doctors often recommend B-12 shots each month for older people.
As most people don’t like shots, they often supplement what they need with vitamin pills, capsules, drinks, etc. Most of these contain a form of B-12 called cyanocobalamin, which is not usable by the body.
A very small percentage of cyanocobalamin is converted into methylcobalamin and stored in the liver. As the body ages, it becomes less and less able to convert cyanocobalamin to methylcobalamin, so use methycobalomin for real results you can feel.
There is no upper limit to the amount of B-12 that you can safely take without any side effects.
The WSN Nerve Support Formula contains the methylcobalamin and other B vitamins you need to nutritionally support your body’s nervous system.
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