VITA B12 1000+
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that helps convert fat and proteins from food into energy and works together with folic acid to produce red blood cells. An adequate intake of this is also necessary for normal neurological functions. Our body is unable to synthesize vitamin B12, which is why you need to take it through the diet or supplementation.
Vitamin B12 is essential for the formation of red blood cells and works synergistically with folic acid in the synthesis of DNA and RNA. The increased production of red blood cells that contribute to muscle growth provides the muscle with more oxygen and nutrients. For this reason, it is often used in the form of supplements in sport, and is recommended for athletes undergoing intense training. Intervening in the synthesis of DNA and RNA, it co-operates in the formation of white blood cells and therefore in the increase of the immune defences. In particular, it affects the white blood cells called natural killers — that is those fighting viruses, bacteria and cancer cells.
Its action is also vital on homocysteine metabolism, which helps maintain proper cholesterol levels and prevent clogging the blood vessels. In addition, vitamin B12 is important for the health of the nervous system because it is involved in the creation of the myelin sheath that surrounds nerves. It has a rejuvenating effect on the cells of the scalp, and especially on those forming the hair bulb, so it is important to keep hair strong and healthy. It also acts on nail cells, promoting their regeneration. In fact, its deficiency can cause brittle and dry nails, with whitish surface lines.
Another effect of vitamin B12, concerns the maintenance of skin cells. The lack of this vitamin is often accompanied by dermatitis. It is also effective in cases of herpes because it accelerates the healing process and improves the pathology in 90% of cases.
Vitamin B12 deficiency depends mostly on eating habits or specific diseases that prevent it from being absorbed. People most at risk are the elderly because of their eating habits, exclusively breastfed infants, vegetarians and especially vegans. A vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to megaloblastic anaemia in which red blood cells are much larger than regular ones but also to pernicious anaemia, characterized by the presence of a few red blood cells in the blood, caused by a problem of absorption. Vitamin B12 deficiency can be related to celiac disease. The damage to part of the intestines that can occur in people with celiac disease, causes a problem in the absorption of the vitamin and a consequent deficiency that leads to megaloblastic anaemia. Another reason that can cause vitamin deficiency is the prolonged use of medications such as laxatives, which deplete the reserves of the body. Finally, even those who follow a balanced diet can have B12 deficiency because the body may be unable to absorb enough. In addition, heat degrades this vitamin quickly and prolonged cooking may destroy it completely.
|For serving||1 cpr|
|Vitamin B12||1000 mcg|