Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and in the formation of blood. It is one of the eight B Vitamins. It is normally involved in the metabolism in every cell of the human body, especially affecting DNA synthesis and regulation, but also the metabolism of both fatty acids and amino acids. It cannot be made by humans, or any animal or plant, and so it must be consumed from bacterial sources in foods. Therefore, it is considered an essential vitamin.
Vitamin B12 (Methylcobalamin) is a member of the B-complex of vitamins, normally needed in only small amounts. Vitamin B12 is a general term used to define a group of essential biological compounds known as “cobalamins”. The cobalamins are structurally related to hemoglobin in the blood and a deficiency of Vitamin B12 can produce an anemic state in the body. The most common form of Vitamin B12 is “cyanocobalamin”. While cyanocobalamin works well to prevent anemia, it is the “methylcobalamin” form that is required to protect against neurological disease and aging.
Folic acid, along with Vitamin B12, is required for the synthesis of DNA, the principal genetic material in the body. Being a water-soluble vitamin, folic acid helps the body form red blood cells and aids in the formation of genetic material within every cell. Scientific evidence suggests that adequate folic acid may reduce a woman’s risk of having a child with a brain or spinal cord birth defect, making it an important nutritional supplement for women who are or intend to become pregnant. MRM now offers B12 in “quick to dissolve” lozenges.
What is the daily suggested use?
Take 1 lozenge daily under the tongue with a meal, or as directed by your qualified healthcare provider.
What is the safe age for people to use this product?
This product has been formulated for adults over 16 years of age.
Is this product safe for consumption while pregnant or nursing?
This product is safe for use during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Scientific evidence suggests that adequate folic acid may reduce a woman's risk of giving birth to a child with certain birth defects.
MRM does recommend informing your doctor of any supplement you take or plan to take if you are pregnant or nursing.