B-12 Lozenge 1,000 mcg (Item #418)
Vitamin B-12 belongs to the class of water soluble B-vitamins. It works with folic acid to make DNA, red blood cells and nerve cells. Many people lack B-12 due to poor diet, reduced stomach acid (known to facilitate the absorption of B-12), or less intrinsic factor, a key element secreted in our stomachs to absorb B-12. B-12 is found naturally in animal sources such as liver, eggs, cheese, and meat. Combined with vitamins B-6 and folate, B-12 helps with balancing homocysteine levels, a key health marker. Vitamin B-12 is especially important for older adults who tend to lack B-12 in their diet and have less stomach acid secretion to absorb B-12. Others who often have higher requirements for B-12 include vegetarians and those who have undergone gastric surgery.
- 1,000 mcg vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin)
- Natural raspberry flavor
- Suggested use: Dissolve one lozenge in mouth or chew with meals, once daily
- CONTAINS NO artificial colors, flavors or preservatives; no wheat, gluten, milk, eggs, peanuts, sesame, tree nuts, soy, crustacean shellfish or fish