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 HPF’s 1st Step Liquid Vitamin B12

Description

Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, is named after the metal ion cobalt because it contains the metal characteristics and color of the metal. Cobalamin is required for the production and growth of all the cells in our body. For this reason, vitamin B12 is essential for many physiological functions in the body and is vital for maintaining optimum health. Vitamin B12 is also well-known as an energy nutrient used to support all bodily functions that require high levels of energy.

Vitamin B12's multi-functional uses include:

Promotes red blood cell formation
  • Maintains the Central Nervous System
  • Aids in DNA and RNA (genetic material) formation
  • Helps regulate metabolic pathways
  • Lowers toxic homocysteine levels (high homocysteine levels increase the risk for chronic disease including heart disease and dementia)
  • Supports male fertility (increases sperm count)
  • Enhances energy levels

Pros

Supplementation with 1st Step Liquid Vitamin B12 can be an important addition to the diet. One serving (1/2 fluid ounce) of 1st Step Liquid Vitamin B12 contains 1000 mcg of vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 deficiencies are one of the most common nutrient deficiencies. Vitamin B12 supplementation is often recommended for older adults and vegetarians. If you're at age 55 or older, you may have a vitamin B12 deficiency due to an increased risk of malabsorption of vitamins. Vegetarians may also be at risk for vitamin B 12 deficiency due to excluding animal and fish sources from their diets.

You should consider supplementation with 1st Step Liquid Vitamin B12 or increase intake of fortified foods containing B12, if you're at risk for B12 deficiency due to:

  • Pernicious anemia
  • High homocysteine levels
  • Pancreas or bowel disorders
  • Alcohol or drug abuse problems
  • Inadequate nutritional dietary intake
  • Male infertility
  • Excess stress
  • Fatigue
  • HIV infection
  • Alzheimer's disease

Cons

The Institute of Medicine has stated that, "no adverse effects have [ever] been associated with excess vitamin B12 intake from food and supplements in healthy individuals." Although an overdose can occur, B12 supplementation has a low incidence of toxicity. However, some side effects have been reported including:

  • Allergic reactions to vitamin B12 injections
  • Mild diarrhea
  • Anxieties and panic attacks
  • Heart palpitations
  • Insomnia
  • Breathing problems
  • Chest pain
  • Skin rash, hives, or itchy or swollen skin

Is it for you?

If you're over the age of 55, or if you're a vegetarian or vegan, you may derive benefit from 1st Step Liquid Vitamin B12. Also, if you suffer from stress or fatigue, or if you're at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency due to one of the conditions outlined above, you may find nutritional support with 1st Step Liquid Vitamin B12.


Dosage and Directions

Remove the cap from the chamber side, squeeze the liquid into the chamber and drink. Take 1/2 ounce in the morning to begin your day, or if you prefer, 20 minutes prior to a workout.



1st Step Liquid Vitamin B12 Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 50 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 32
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Calories 16
Protein 0g
Sugars 4 g
Total Carbohydrate 4 g
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) 1,000 mcg 16667%
*percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients: Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Natural Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate (To Preserve Freshness).


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