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 Heaven & Earth’s Vitamin B12

Description

Heaven & Earth's Vitamin B-12 lozenges are specially formulated for quick absorption. The lozenge dissolves under the tongue, so vitamin B12 can be directly absorbed into the bloodstream. 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. Vitamin B12 is mainly found in animal foods including meat, poultry, fish and dairy products. It's not found in any significant amounts in plant foods, which can cause a vitamin B12 deficiency in vegan diets (a vegetarian diet that also avoids dairy and eggs).

Vitamin B12 is well-known as an energy nutrient that is used to support all body functions that require high levels of energy. Furthermore, vitamin B12 along with B6 and folate, helps control blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine. Homocysteine is a toxic metabolite that can damage blood vessels and increases the risk for various chronic illnesses, including heart disease, depression and Alzheimer's disease. Vitamin B12 also helps maintain healthy nerve cells, support DNA and RNA (genetic material) production and regulate red blood cells formation.

The body's ability to absorb vitamin B12 is often reduced with increasing age. Studies suggest that older individuals can benefit from daily vitamin B12 supplementation. Vitamin B12 deficiency may also be caused by low levels of intrinsic factor, a substance that helps the body absorb B12 from the digestive tract. Pernicious anemia (a blood disorder) can cause low levels of intrinsic factor. Other people at higher risk for vitamin B12 deficiency include vegetarians and vegans, alcoholics and people with high homocysteine levels, male infertility, poor diet, pancreas or bowel disorders, intestinal infections, HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) or Alzheimer's disease.

Taking a supplement such as Heaven & Earth's Vitamin B-12 helps support heart health, boost energy levels, maintain healthy cells, prevent deficiencies and promote overall well-being.


Pros

Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies. Experts recommend that elderly people and vegans supplement with vitamin B12 daily in order to prevent deficiency.

Heart disease is the number one chronic disease and killer of adults in the U.S. Supplementing with vitamin B12 along with vitamin B6 and folate can be an important addition to the diet to lower toxic homocysteine levels and prevent heart disease.

Heaven & Earth offers a maximum dose of vitamin B12 in a lozenge form that is quickly absorbed by the body.

Studies have found that vitamin B12 has numerous benefits including:

  • Supports heart health
  • Lowers toxic homocysteine levels (high homocysteine levels increase the risk for chronic diseases including heart disease and Alzheimer's)
  • Boosts energy levels
  • Treats symptoms of anemia
  • Maintains healthy cells
  • Aids in DNA and RNA (genetic material) formation
  • Supports male fertility (increases sperm count)
  • Prevents deficiency in elderly people and vegetarians/vegans

Cons

Experts recommend supplementing with up to 1,000 mcg of vitamin B12 daily to treat a deficiency. The current vitamin B12 RDA is 2.4 mcg daily for adults. However, Heaven & Earth's Vitamin B-12 contains 5,000 mcg of vitamin B12 per lozenge. There is no scientific evidence that this large dose offers any advantages to lower doses.

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 such as mild diarrhea, anxiety, heart palpitations, insomnia, breathing problems, chest pain, skin rash and allergic reactions to B12 injections.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with vitamin B12 including:

  • Antibiotics
  • Anticonvulsants
  • Aspirin
  • Cimetidine
  • Clofibrate
  • Colchicine
  • Cycloserine
  • Erythromycin
  • Famotidine
  • Fenofibrate
  • Gabapentin
  • Gentamicin
  • Isonizid
  • Lansoprazole
  • Loop diuretics
  • Metformin
  • Methotrexate
  • Methyldopa
  • Neomycin
  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Nizatidine
  • Omeprazole
  • Oral contraceptives
  • Phenobarbital
  • Ranitidine
  • Sulfamethoxazole
  • Tetracycline
  • Tetracycline
  • Tricyclic Antidepressants
  • Trimethoprim
  • Valproic Acid

Is it for you?

If you're a senior citizen, a vegetarian or a vegan, consider supplementing with Heaven & Earth's Vitamin B-12. If you're at risk for vitamin B12 deficiency due to one of the conditions mentioned above, you may find nutritional support with Heaven & Earth's Vitamin B-12. You can significantly contribute to your heart health by taking this high quality vitamin B12 supplement along with vitamin B6 and folate.


Dosage and Directions

Take one lozenge under the tongue daily or use as directed by a health professional. For best results, allow the lozenge to remain under the tongue until completely dissolved in order to maximize absorption. May first be chewed. Keep tightly closed in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate.



HE Vitamin B12 Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 1 lozenge
Servings Per Container: 60
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin) 5,000 mcg *
* Daily Value not established

Ingredients: Other Ingredients: Sorbitol, Mannitol, Natural Cherry Flavor, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate.


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