B12 + Folic Acid
Not Your Average B12 & Folic Acid
- Promotes cardiovascular, neurological and cognitive health
- High doses and active forms of vitamin B12 & Folic Acid
- Ideal for vegans and women of child bearing age
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Vitamin B12 and folic acid are two key vitamins that are required for energy, the production of red blood cells, healthy nerve function and normal cell division, especially in pregnancy. These essential vitamins also have the important role of preventing cell damage caused by homocysteine, a toxic amino acid created by the body and a major risk factor for cardiovascular, neurological and bone disorders. Homocysteine levels tend to increase with age and with the accumulation of unhealthy lifestyle factors such as smoking and eating a diet high in processed food. The body naturally recycles homocysteine to prevent build-up, but inadequate stores of vitamin B12 and folic acid hinder this process. The early signs of vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiency include dizziness, weakness, shortness of breath, confusion and tingling of the hands or feet. B12 and folic acid deficiency can also lead to anemia, specifically pernicious anemia, which can cause tiredness, inability to focus and poor exercise tolerance.
For individuals who are most at risk for deficiency, supplementing with vitamin B12 and folic acid is the ideal way to prevent or correct it. Unfortunately, many people who supplement still remain deficient because they lack the enzymes that help convert these vitamins into their active forms. B12 Folic Acid contains high doses of both vitamins in their most biologically active forms: methylcobalamin and 5-methyltetrahydrofolate respectively.
B12 Folic Acid would benefit those who have a family history of heart conditions or want to take steps to prevent cardiovascular and neurological disorders. Vegans are often at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency and should consider supplementing with a high quality supplement. All women of child bearing age are encouraged to supplement with folic acid to prevent neural tube defects and reduce the risk of certain types of anemia.