Vitamin B12 is good for mental health - it improves mood and increases resistance to stress. Deficiencies of this vitamin are very common - it is estimated that only ten percent of the population has proper levels. Due to the fact that it naturally occurs mainly in animal products, its supplementation is a must for vegetarians and vegans, but considering all the health promoting properties of vitamin B12 it should be taken by everyone. When planning supplementation take into consideration both your dose, as well as its form, because the absorption of vitamin B12 is a complicated process. I recommend vitamin B12 in the form of methylated (i.e., methylcobalamin) - optimally is to take 1 tablet (10,000 mcg) per day. Vitamin B12 is difficult to overdose. It dissolves in water and is rapidly cleared from the body. You should know that the absorption of vitamin B12 very improves contained in the popular spice - black pepper, piperine. Vitamin B12 should also be combined with calcium, which improves its absorption. If you take vitamin C, be sure to keep an hour break between Vitamin C and vitamin B12. Vitamin C weakens the absorption of B12.
What is methylcobalamin?
Methylcobalamin is a biologically active form of vitamin B12. It is one of the two forms of this vitamin that may be used as cofactors in various reactions. It differs from popular cyanocobalamin in the presence of methyl group instead of cyanide, thanks to which it releases the organism from the need of neutralizing this harmful factor.
The methyl group from methylcobalamin may be transferred to homocysteine, thanks to which it comes back in the form of methionine in order to be further converted to SAMe, which is the main donor of methyl groups in our organism. These methyl groups may be then used in the processes of creatine production, in neurotransmitter metabolism and as DNA methylation, thanks to which we achieve proper energy level, better well-being and generally better condition of the organism. B12 is a coenzyme for three enzymes: isomerase, methyltransferase and dehalogenase.
Apart from the influence on the nervous system, the supply of vitamin B12 is also very important for the proper synthesis of red cells as well as hemoglobin and anemia prevention.
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