Methyl B12 5000 mcg lozenge(Item #203)
Methylcobalamin or vitamin B12, is required for many critical functions in the body. It is cofactor for the activation of two key enzymes in the body, which play essential roles in folate metabolism and energy metabolism.
We cannot make B12 our own and depend on dietary intake or supplements to maintain normal levels. There are 4 different forms of vitamin B12 that can be found in foods and supplements. These forms must be converted into methlycobalamin to be useful to the body; this conversion can become problematic for those with an MTHFR gene mutation. Taking methylcobalamin is desirable for those who have this MTHFR mutation, which is estimated to be about 30% of the population.
Vitamin B12 is solely found in animal foods so low levels can be a risk for vegans and vegetarians. Also, the absorption of B12 is a highly complex process with many opportunities for error, which make it easy for people to have suboptimal levels.