Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin and one of the 8 vitamins belonging to the B vitamin family.

energy

longevity

strength &
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Why You'll Love Vitamin B12

The Energizer

It helps the body convert food into fuel to produce energy, and metabolize fats and proteins. B vitamins also assist in the proper functioning of the immune system.

Our vitamin B12 supplement

Form

Pill form

Methylocobalamin

Tablet

GMO
free

Gluten
free

Lactose
free

No artificial
colors

Vegan
options

Where to find it

Animal products:

fish, meat, and poultry,
milk and other dairy products,
eggs

Fortified foods:

like certain breakfast cereals
and nutritional yeast

Recommended intake

2.4-2.8 mcg

daily recommended intake,
depending on your age, gender,
and pregnancy/lactation status

Key functions

Cardiovascular health*

Cognitive function*

DNA and RNA production*

Immune function*

Nerve health*

Signs of deficiency

Weakness

Fatigue

Nerve tingling

Constipation

Megaloblastic anemia

Anywhere between 1.5-15% of Americans are deficient in B12

Vitamin B12 deficiencies are associated with an increased risk of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). Vitamin B12 helps lower homocysteine levels in the blood, an increase of which is connected with CVD. Low levels of vitamin B12 are also associated with the onset of neurodegenerative diseases and cognitive impairment.

Those at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency include vegetarians and vegans, older people, and those suffering from diabetes. Source: National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin B12 Health Professional Fact Sheet.

They either don’t get enough through food or they have trouble absorbing vitamin B12. This is especially the case with those who have pernicious anemia or who have had gastrointestinal surgery because their bodies do not make enough intrinsic factor to absorb the vitamin.

Those at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency include vegetarians and vegans, older people, and those suffering from diabetes as they either don’t get enough through food or they have trouble absorbing vitamin B12. This is especially the case with those who have pernicious anemia or who have had gastrointestinal surgery because their bodies do not make enough intrinsic factor to absorb the vitamin.

Especially for those at a higher risk for deficiency such as those following a vegan or vegetarian diet, assessing your vitamin B12 status and considering supplementation is recommended.

Where to find it

Animal products:

fish, meat, and poultry,
milk and other dairy products,
eggs

Fortified foods:

like certain breakfast cereals
and nutritional yeast

Recommended intake

2.4-2.8 mcg

daily recommended intake,
depending on your age, gender,
and pregnancy/lactation status

Key functions

Cardiovascular health*

Cognitive function*

DNA and RNA production*

Immune function*

Nerve health*

Signs of deficiency

Weakness

Fatigue

Nerve tingling

Constipation

Megaloblastic anemia

Especially for those at a higher risk for deficiency such as those following a vegan or vegetarian diet, assessing your vitamin B12 status and considering supplementation is recommended.

Our vitamin B12

The kind of vitamin B12 supplement matters in order to get the most benefit.

Baze uses the methylcobalamin form of B12, which is better absorbed (higher bioavailablity) and more stable than common alternative sources.

References

This fact sheet by Baze is for information purposes only and should not take the place of medical advice. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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