B12 is essential, and a lot of us don’t get enough of it in our regular diets. Let us give you a boost!
Methylcobalamin, aka Vitamin B12, is an essential, water-soluble vitamin we need for the brain, nerves, and production of red blood cells in our bodies.
It is used to treat not only vitamin B12 deficiency, but also other conditions such as pernicious anemia and diabetes. It also helps increase metabolic energy and improve mood regulation.
Most vitamin B12 supplements contain cyanocobalamin, which is another form of B12. But in order for B12 to be used in by our bodies, this form must be processed by the liver into methylcobalamin, the biologically active and tissue-ready form.
Research shows that methylcobalamin is more efficiently used and retained in the body than cyanocobalamin. Methylcobalamin can also be found in foods, such as clams, mollusks, liver, fish, lamb, veal, beef, and dairy products. Vegans, you best be supplementing!
Some folks experience the following benefits after a B12 shot:
- Cognitive boost
- Immune system support
- Increased metabolism and energy
- Better sleep