Often thought of as the key enerygy booster. It supports the adrenal glands (stress and energy), neurological functioning (sleep and mood), red blood cell formation, and helps convert carbohydrates to glucose – the fuel your body uses for energy. Often used for weight loss, as you tend to feel better and with increased energy, you have the potential to burn more calories. B12 deficiency is a serious problem that can cause anemia, fatigue, weakness, constipation, weight loss, depression, poor memory, asthma, vision problems and low sperm count.
Necessary for methylation, synthesising DNA, nerve function, carbohydrate metabolism and blood formation. Studies have shown benefit for fatigue, insomnia, depression, sciatica, bone spurs, smoking cessation, heart disease / dementia / osteoporosis related to elevated homocysteine levels.
Needs intrinsic factor, hydrochloric acid, proteases and active transport to be absorpted. Absorbed in the ilium.