Jarrow Methyl B-12 is a high-quality dietary supplement in the form of lozenges with cherry flavor, of which each lozenge contains 500 µg methylcobalamin (vitamin B12) and supports your health based on the latest nutritional aspects. Vitamin B12 contributes to a normal energy metabolism and therefore at the same time to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. Furthermore, it contributes to normal neurological and psychological functions, reduces the unrequested homocysteine by transforming it to the essential amino acid methionine, thus contributing to a normal homocysteine metabolism.
The red methylcobalamin is the active form of vitamin B12 and is particularly well absorbed by the human body. Due to the red color of the vitamin, the color of the lozenges turns redder, the higher the dosage and regardless the flavor. Therefore, the lozenges with cherry flavor are not as red as the lozenges with lemon or peach flavor, since they contain a lower amount of vitamin B12.
The form of vitamin B12 used in Jarrow Methyl B12 is methylcobalamin. It’s the most bioavailable form of B12 and can be absorbed and used directly by the body. Unlike cyanocobalamin, a conversion in the liver is not needed for methylcobalamin to be biologically active. The bioavailability of methylcobalamin improves its retention in the body resulting in many positive health effects, like a normal psychological function.
Since plant-based foods contain hardly any vitamin B12, Jarrow Methyl B12 is very important for vegans and vegetarians.
Of 500 µg Jarrow Methyl B-12 500 0,5 – 1,0 % can be absorbed from the body, which effectively means 2,5 – 5 µg. Therefore, the realistic daily intake is 1- till 2-times higher than the recommended amount of the Nutrition information panel. To meet the recommended weekly vitamin B12 intake by the Vegan Society, also a lower amount of 1 lozenge every 1 or 2 daysis sufficient.