Nature's Life - Vitamin B-12 1000 mcg. - 100 Tablets
Nature's Life Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin. Vitamin B-12 is intended to provide nutritive support for healthy metabolism, nerve function, and red blood cells. Women who consume healthful diets with adequate folic acid may reduce their risk of having a child with birth defects of the brain or spinal cord.
The B-vitamin family contains diverse members necessary for healthy functioning of almost all body processes, which is why they are “essential” nutrients. The actions of the B vitamins cover everything from energy production in the body, to maintaining blood vessels to hormone metabolism. Most B vitamins work together and, in many cases, provide the greatest benefit when supplemented together.
The “Hearty” Bs : Folic Acid and Vitamin B-12
Though known to doctors of natural medicine for years, one of the biggest nutritional news stories of the decade is that folic acid, vitamin B-6 and vitamin B-12 are critical for a healthy cardiovascular system. High levels of the natural but toxic amino acid homocysteine cause damage to the blood vessels. Getting enough folic acid, vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) and vitamin B-6 helps maintain normal homocysteine metabolism. Nature's Life has developed a Homocysteine Formula with enough B-12, folic acid and B-6 to maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.
Deficiency of any of these vitamins has long been known to cause a type of anemia in which the red blood cells become enlarged. Vitamin B-12 deficiency is also related to nerve and mental problems. People who are vitamin B-12 deficient and take 1,000 mcg (1 mg) of folic acid, or more, per day will show an improvement in anemia but no improvement in nervous system damage. Subclinical or marginal vitamin B-12 deficiency is fairly common, particularly among the elderly. B-12 deficiencies have been associated with difficulties in thinking, poor memory, low energy, low stomach acid and high homocysteine levels. Low levels may also lead to a weakened immune system. It has been speculated that high doses of folic acid (> 1 mg) mask proper diagnosis of B-12 deficiency, increasing the risk of permanent nerve damage.
Women who consume healthful diets and adequate amounts of folic acid daily throughout their childbearing years may reduce their risk of having a child with a neural tube defect. Such birth defects, while not widespread, are very serious. They can have many causes. Adequate amounts of folic acid can be obtained from diets rich in fruits, dark green leafy vegetables and legumes, fortified grains and cereals, or a supplement. Folic acid consumption should be limited to 1,000 mcg per day from all sources, according to the FDA.
Nature's Life B Vitamins
The water-soluble B vitamins are crucial for health maintenance. Every system in the body is affected by them, especially if there is inadequate dietary intake.
Some of the more important functions of B-complex nutrients include maintaining healthy nerves, providing energy, metabolizing coenzymes, fats and proteins, and supporting the health of skin, eyes and hair. Due to their inter-dependent relationships, B vitamins are best when supplemented together. Nature's Life has developed different B-complex formulas in both tablets and capsules to offer the greatest benefits. All products are supported by peer-reviewed, controlled, human research. In addition to our formulas, we offer the essential B vitamins as individual supplements to best meet your needs.
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