Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-generating metabolism and helps reduce fatigue and tiredness. Together with Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B9, it contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism.
Proper functioning of the stomach, pancreas and small intestine are necessary for proper absorption of Vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 contributes to normal functioning of the psychological and nervous systems, normal red blood cell formation and normal immune system function. It also plays a role in the cell division process. Antacids reduce Vitamin B12 absorption as they interfere with stomach acid. Medications for diabetes and heart disease can also inhibit Vitamin B12 absorption, and thus can cause Vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 supplementation is certainly desirable in these cases and is preferably done through a sublingual lozenge.
- active form of vitamin B12
- sublingual form (under the tongue): thus avoiding the problem with intrinsic factor
- important in persons taking antacids
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