Nature Made Vitamin B12 1000 mcg., 400 Softgels Exp. 03/22
Nature Made® Vitamin B12 1000 mcg is important for converting the food you eat into cellular energy.† Vitamin B12 is also important for proper red blood cell formation and normal function of the nervous system.†
- 1000 mcg of Vitamin B12 as Cyanocobalamin
- Helps convert food into cellular energy†
- Important for proper red blood cell formation†
- Helps support normal nervous system function†
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Many factors can contribute to a lack of energy and energy depletion. High amounts of stress, lack of sleep, poor diet, and busy lifestyles can negatively affect our energy levels.
Vitamin B12 is important for the metabolic pathways that release cellular energy from fat and protein.†
Vitamin B12 is needed for DNA synthesis, proper red blood cell formation, and for normal nervous system function.†
Vegetarians and vegans are especially at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency due to the lack of animal-derived foods in their diet. A vitamin B12 supplement is a prudent measure to help address this nutrient gap.2
Others at risk for B12 deficiency include adults over the age of 50, individuals with reduced stomach acid, regular antacid users, and individuals who have undergone weight loss surgery or with intestinal malabsorption.2,3 Individuals at risk for deficiency can have their healthcare provider assess pertinent biomarkers to ascertain their vitamin B12 status.†Δ
Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products. This is why vegetarians and vegans are at greater risk of not meeting recommended levels of vitamin B12 in their diet.
It is generally not present in plant foods, but fortified breakfast cereals provide a non-food-bound source of vitamin B12 with high bioavailability. This is important for vegetarians, vegans, older adults with inadequate stomach acid, or those who regularly utilize antacids.