Bioclinic Naturals Opti B12
Benefits: Bioclinic Naturals Opti B12
Co-methylcobalamin bypasses active absorption routes enabling the restoration of normal B12 levels even in individuals with impaired absorptive capacity1-3
Provides B12 at a dose of 5 mg per day in sublingual tablet format, allowing for a fast-acting delivery system, directly into the bloodstream
Co-methylcobalamin supports sustained B12 levels in the body compared to cyanocobalamin due to decreased urinary excretion4
Suitable for vegetarians
Recommended Use: Bioclinic Naturals Opti B12
1 tablet per day or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Sublingual is oral delivery dissolved under the tongue, without chewing or swallowing. Absorption is very quick, and higher levels are achieved in the bloodstream by sublingual routes than when swallowed because the sublingual route avoids first-pass metabolism by the liver.
Medicinal Ingredients: Bioclinic Naturals Opti B12
|Each Tablet Contains:|
|Mecobalamin (co-methylcobalamin) (active vitamin B12)||5mg|
Key Features and Benefits: Bioclinic Naturals Opti B12
- Helps prevent the dietary B12 deficiency.
- Helps promote body utilisation of vitamin B12.
- Vitamin B12 is a cofactor in enzymatic reactions with diverse physiological functions. It is required for the conversion of methylmalonyl CoA to succinyl CoA, as well as the conversion of homocysteine to methionine by methionine synthase, which is then converted into S-adenosylmethionine. In vitamin B12 deficiency, folate may accumulate in serum as a result of the slowing of the vitamin B12-dependent methyltransferase.5,7
- B12 is required for the synthesis of fatty acids in myelin and for DNA synthesis in conjunction with folate.
- Vitamin B12 lowers homocysteine levels for protective cardiovascular benefits.
Contraindications: Bioclinic Naturals Opti B12
WARNINGS: Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate.
References: Bioclinic Naturals Opti B12
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- Okuda K, Yashima K, Kitazaki T, et al. Intestinal absorption and concurrent chemical changes of methylcobalamin. J Lab Clin Med 1973;81:557-567.
- Carmel R, Cobalamin (Vitamin B12) in Shils ME, et. al., eds., Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, Lippincott Williams and Wilkens, Philadelphia, 2006, 482-497.
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