Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is an important Vitamin. It is found naturally in animal sourced foods such as meat, fish, eggs and other dairy products. It is not produced in plants and so cannot be found in fruits or vegetables. For those with a vegan diet particularly it can become difficult to get enough of. Experts recommend that those eating a vegan diet need to consume alternative fortified foods such as cereals and yeast extract, or take supplements in order to meet their daily requirements.B vitamin

B Vitamins are also water soluble meaning they need to be replenished through diet on a daily basis. With this in mind we are now offering a higher strength capsule for consumers – 1000ug – 10 times the strength of our previous offering, but not 10 times the price! They are an excellent value offering at 120 capsules for £7.95. Click here to order yours now.

Health Benefits of B12

Vitamin B12 is an essential Vitamin that is needed by the body but it cannot produce. The importance of the roles it plays means without enough people can develop anaemia which can lead to a lack of energy, leaving you feeling exhaustion and fatigued. B12 deficiency; when serious, can lead to irreversible nerve damage – symptoms usually first appear as pins and needles in the hands or feet. It is vital therefore that we consume enough through our daily diet.

The role of Vitamin B12 is wide and varied. Vitamin B12 has a role in the process of cell division, and also contributes to:

  • • Normal functioning of the nervous system
  • • Normal energy yielding metabolism
  • • Normal homocysteine metabolism
  • • Normal psychological function
  • • Normal red blood cell formation
  • • Normal function of the immune system
  • • The reduction of tiredness and fatigue

 

B12 can often be found to be lacking in many vegetarian or vegan diets, and the ability to absorb Vitamin B12 can also decline with age. The recommended daily intake of B12 for adults is around 2.5 micrograms (ug), it is relatively safe to take higher doses as your body absorbs only as much as it needs and excretes any excess through your urine.

B12 1000UGTo safeguard against deficiencies Hellenia Vitamin B12 capsules are an easy and convenient one-a-day way to ensure you get enough of this vital vitamin in your diet. Each Hellenia capsule contains 1000ug – that’s the equivalent to 40,000% NRV.

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