The methylcobalamin form, available in this convenient chewable tablet, is the most active form of Vitamin B-12 and is shown to have advantages over cyanocobalamin and all other forms of B-12, including injections. It absorbs as readily, but keeps blood levels high. Injections provide a B-12 surge, followed by a drop to a plateau level. Methylcobalamin is active immediately upon absorption as compared to cyanocobalamin that must first be converted to methylcobalamin by the body. Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin necessary for energy production; for nervous system function as it is needed to produce myelin, the fatty substance that forms a protective sheath around nerves; for the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps with memory and learning; for the synthesis of red blood cells; for producing the genetic materials, DNA and RNA. Vitamin B-12 is primarily in animal-source foods and may be deficient in strict vegetarian diets. Vitamin B-12 works with folic acid to control homocysteine levels.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not use if safety seal is broken or missing.
- For freshness, store in a cool, dry place.