Methyl B-12 5000 mcg 60 lozenges by NOW Foods

This product contains synthetic folic acid. For those interested in methylation cycle support, as an alternative to this product, consider:

Methylcobalamin Active Vitamin B12

5,000 mcg - 60 Lozenges
Item catalog number: 0496

  • Vitamin B-12 may have a protective effect on the optic nerve and prevent visual loss in glaucoma
  • A Japanese study showed that glaucoma patients who took 1500 mcg. had much lower visual loss
  • Vitamin B-12 protects the myelin sheath around the optic nerve
  • Long-term use of B-12 supplements may decrease the risk of cortical cataract
  • A combination of B vitamins (folate, B-6 and B-12) taken daily may lower the risk of developing macular degeneration in women
  • Foundation for Longer Life
  • Neurologically Active Form of Vitamin B12
  • Supports Nervous System Health
  • Essential for DNA Synthesis
  • Natural Dietary Supplement

Vitamin B-12 is a water soluble vitamin necessary for the maintenance of a healthy nervous system and for the metabolic utilization of fats and proteins.  Vitamin B-12 is also essential for the synthesis of DNA during cell division and therefore is especially important for rapidly multiplying cells such as blood cells.  In addition, adequate intake of Vitamin B-12, along with Folic Acid and Vitamin B-6, encourages healthy serum homocysteine levels, thereby supporting cardiovascular health.  Because Vitamin B-12 is found predominantly in animal products, strict vegetarians are at risk of developing Vitamin B-12 deficiency and may benefit from supplementation.*  NOW® Vitamin B-12 is vegetarian/vegan (non-animal derived).

Contains no:  salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg or shellfish.  Vegetarian/Vegan Product.Do Not Eat Freshness Packet.  Keep in Bottle.Store in a cool, dry place.  Please Recycle.

Suggested Use

As a dietary supplement, take 1 lozenge daily. Chew lozenge or hold in mouth until dissolved and swallow. Consider taking this product in combination with NOW B-Complex, B-6 and TMG.

Other Ingredients

Fructose, sorbitol, cellulose, citric acid, stearic acid (vegetable source), natural flavors and magnesium stearate (vegetable source).

Contains no salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg or shellfish.

Warnings

Do not eat freshness packet. Keep in bottle.

Store in a cool, dry place.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Lozenge
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Folic Acid 400 mcg 100%
Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin) 5.0 mg (5,000 mcg) 83,333%

 

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