Vitamin B-12 (Cyanocobalamin) is a water soluble vitamin necessary for the maintenance of a healthy nervous system and for the metabolic utilization of fats and proteins. Vitamin B-12 is also essential for the synthesis of DNA during cell division and therefore is especially important for rabidly multiplying cells, such as blood cells. In addition, adequate intake of Vitamin B-12, along with Folic Acid and Vitamin B-6, encourages healthy serum homocysteine levels, thereby supporting cardiovascular health. Because Vitamin B-12 is found predominantly in animal products, strict vegetarians are at risk of developing Vitamin B-12 deficiency and may benefit from supplementation.* NOW® Vitamin B-12 is vegetarian/vegan (non-animal derived).
What do cell replication, energy metabolism and DNA production all have in common? Each one of these vital functions relies on adequate levels of B-12 to occur. NOW® B-12 1000 mcg with Folic Acid is an ideal way to supply the body with a perfect dose of this crucial nutrient. As an integral part in the lives of active and health conscious individuals, B-12 has gradually become recognized for its coenzymatic properties and important assistance for the production of healthy red blood cells.
From the FDA's website: "As part of a well-balanced diet that is low in saturated fat and cholesterol, Vitamin B12 may reduce the risk of vascular disease. FDA evaluated the above claim and found that, while it is known that diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol reduce the risk of heart disease and other vascular diseases, the evidence in support of the above claim is inconclusive."
Serving Size: 1 Lozenge
Servings Per Container: 100
Folic Acid 100 mcg
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 1.0 mg (1,000 mcg)
Other Ingredients: Fructose, Cellulose, Sorbitol, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Natural Strawberry Flavor, Natural Fruit Punch Flavor, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source) and Silica.
Ingredients and Nutritional Information
Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one lozenge daily. Chew lozenge or hold in mouth until dissolved. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW® B-Complex, Folic Acid, B-6 and TMG.
Contains no: salt, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish or preservatives. Vegetarian/Vegan Product.
Warning: Sorbitol is safe for people, but harmful to dogs. Do not feed to pets.
Do Not Eat Freshness Packet. Keep in Bottle.
Store in a cool, dry place. Please Recycle.