Many of us know vitamin B12 is important for energy and red blood cell production. A water-soluble vitamin, B12 is also essential for proper nerve and mental function and cardiovascular health.
It is important for everyone, but especially for vegetarians and seniors who tend to be lacking in B12. It is also necessary for the methylation of homocysteine, a damaging by-product of protein metabolism.
An often unnoticed form of this key nutrient is methylcobalamin. Vitamin B12 can be found in two forms - cyanocobalamin and methylcobalamin.
Methylcobalamin is considered the active form of vitamin B12 and may be better absorbed than cyanocobalamin.
Savvy consumers know this, and continue to request this more bioavailable form. ELIXIR's Methyl B12 1,000 mcg Lozenges provide this form in a tasty berry flavored lozenge.