By Cliff Smith
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin and part of the Vitamin B complex that is so important in the maintenance of optimum health. One of the more recently discovered vitamins, B12 was identified as a nutritional component in 1948.
Vitamin B12 is important for metabolism, the formation of red blood cells and the maintenance of the central nervous system.
Vitamin B12 is “The Multitasking Vitamin”
- It aids in the formation of red blood cells. Hemoglobin is the protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen. Red blood cells also remove carbon dioxide from your body, transporting it to the lungs for you to exhale.
- Supports mood, energy, mental focus, memory, and the immune system.
- Is vital in helping the body absorb folic acid, facilitating the release of energy.
- Helps the central nervous system function properly.
This is from Vitamin B-12 & the Nervous System by Carrie Cross:
“Vitamin B-12 is necessary for ridding the body of homocysteine, a substance that is associated with stroke and cardiovascular disease. Vitamin B-12 also plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity of the myelin sheath that covers the nerve fibers and allows for proper conduction of nerve impulses. A 1992 paper in the journal “Annual Review of Nutrition” reports that the elderly are highly susceptible to vitamin B-12 deficiency caused by their inability to absorb vitamin B-12. Reduced stomach acid, common in older people, leads to reduced absorption of vitamin B-12. Deficiency of vitamin B-12 at any age may lead to disorders of the nervous system.”
Also, people following a vegan or vegetarian diet are more likely to require B12 supplements because B12 comes primarily from animal products, such as eggs, meat, poultry, shellfish and milk.
Like most vitamins, B12 can’t be made by the body and must be obtained from food or supplements. B Vitamins are not stored in the body and are constantly being used when the body is under stress. So, they need to be replenished on a regular basis. A Vitamin B12 spray in the mouth helps the mucus membranes under the tongue assist the body in assimilating the valuable nutrients. VitaSpray can give you all of the B complex family, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-6 and 100% more than the minimum recommended daily amount of Vitamin B-12.