Everything you need to know about Vitamin B12

Everything you need to know about Vitamin B12

An essential vitamin

Most people who take vitamin B12 are vegetarian or vegan. But did you know that people who do not eat vegan can also develop a vitamin B12 deficiency? This vitamin is essential for the circulatory system, the nervous system and provides sufficient energy and strength. 

De meeste mensen die vitamine B12 slikken eten veganistisch of zijn vegetariër. Maar wist je dat mensen die niet plantaardig eten ook een tekort aan Vitamine B12 kunnen ontwikkelen? Deze vitamine is essentieel voor de bloedsomloop, het zenuwstelsel en zorgt voor voldoende energie en kracht.

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Why is Vitamine 12 so important?

Vitamin B12 is very important for proper brain function and thus memory. Another sign of deficiency can be anemia. The liver finds this vitamin so important that it can build up a reserve buffer of five years! 

Consult an expert

There are many forms available to administer vitamin B12, namely in supplement form, melting tablets and injection form. Since missing the diagnosis can lead to potentially serious complications, vitamin B12 deficiency must be diagnosed early and treated appropriately.

Is a Vitamin B12 in a melting tablet the best form?

Most people choose for a melting tablet beacause thoose should have they would have the best absorption of the B12. But despite that some some melting tablets also have a downside because they contain the substance Silicon dioxide. Silicon dioxide also called E551 is made of two substances: silicon and oxygen.

Bad substances in melting tablets?

It is used in food products to prevent lumps. This is done with sand. (Yes really, the same sand as on the beach). Because the safety is unclear, the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has declared the substance as unsafe. Yet this ingredient can (still) be found in various nutritional supplements and in many melting tablets.

Which Vitamin B12 kinds are best absorbed?

The best absorbed forms are Methylcobalamin and Adenosylcobalamin. These are biologically active forms that no longer need to be converted by the stomach and intestines. Both forms have different effects and complement each other well. A combination of both forms provides the best result. Adding Spectra ensures the best absorbability. 

Vitamin B12 in active form

Goldea Health offers vitamin B12 in the form of a supplement. It is an easily absorbable active form without bad additives.

Would you like to receive some free advice?

Goldea Health offers free and personal advice, tailored to your lifestyle and needs. So that you know exactly which supplements are best for you to take for optimal health.


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