Info: 100 Lozenges
An inability to absorb vitamin B12 from the intestinal tract is often related to insufficient IF, which is increasingly common among the elderly population. However, the chemical structure of this particular form of B12 (Methylcobalamin) by Protocol for Life Balance can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream without the need to attach to an intrinsic factor, thereby bypassing the complicated steps of its usual absorption. Lozenge delivery provides faster and more complete absorption.
Vitamin B12 helps maintain healthy nerve and red blood cells and is also needed to make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Vitamin B12 can be found in a variety of foods, but the highest concentration are in animal products such as beef liver, eggs, cheese, and milk, which is why the typical vegetarian or vegan diet would be deficient in it. Once consumed, vitamin B12 combines with a substance called intrinsic factor (IF) before it is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Each lozenge contains:
1,000 mcg Vitamin B-12 (Methylcobalamin)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Fructose, Sorbitol, Cellulose, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Citric Acid, Natural Flavours, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source).
Suggested Usage:Take 1 lozenge daily. Chew lozenge or hold in mouth until dissolved.
Vitamin B12 supplementation can mask a folate deficiency. Consult a health care practitioner if you are uncertain whether or not you are taking adequate folate.
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80002768.