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Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin)

Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) is important in the maintenance of a healthy brain and nervous system.  It also aids the metabolizing of food by the body.

Benefits

– Development and maintenance of nerve, skin, hair and blood cells.
– Metabolizes food energy.
– May increase energy and mental ability.
– Important part of DNA synthesis.
– Important in fatty acid syntesis.

Vegans, substance abusers, people with chronic illness, those who have recently undergone surgery, and burn victims are the most likely to benefit from this vitamin.

Sources

Vitamin B12 can be found naturally in meat and dairy products.  It can also be found in eggs although they contain a factor that blocks absorption by the body.

Special Considerations

You should consult your doctor before taking Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) supplements if you suffer from anemia.

Recommended Daily Intake

The recommended daily intake of Vitamin B12 for men and women is 2.4 mcg per day.  During pregnancy women should have 2.6 mcg and while breastfeeding 2.8 mcg daily.


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