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.
B12 is perhaps the most popular of the B-family of vitamins and is an
especially popular supplement among vegetarians. Because Vitamin B12 is
frequently used in combination with other B vitamins, NOW®
has developed this unique, balanced ULTRA-potent B-complex formulation
with synergistic Vitamin C. It features 5,000mcg of Vitamin B12, plus
800mcg of synergistic Folic acid and 120mg of Vitamin C. NOW® B12 complex is also alcohol-free and vegetarian. 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.
Non-medicinal ingredients: Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Xylitol, Barley malt, Malic acid, Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) extract, Natural French Vanilla Flavour, Potassium Sorbate, Natural Peppermint Flavour, Ginger (Zingiber officinale) Root, Grapefruit Fiber, Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicaum) Bark Oil.
Directions: Shake well before use. Adults: in the morning, take 1 tsp (5 mL) daily. Hold in the mouth for 30 seconds, and then swallow. Consult a health care provider for use beyond 4 months.
Risk information: Consul a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.