This vitamin, which is not very soluble in water, is synthesized by our body, but in insufficient quantities to cover our needs.
Since the vast majority of plants do not contain it, the nutritional intake of vitamin B12 is exclusively from animal sources.
The richest food sources are liver (70 µg/100 g), certain fish such as smoked herring (12 µg/100 g), egg yolks, cheese and milk. The recommended daily intake of vitamin B12 is around 2.5 µg.
- Cobalamin is involved in the metabolism of macronutrients (lipids, carbohydrates, proteins) and therefore in energy metabolism.
- It helps regulate homocysteine levels and thus helps prevent cardiovascular risks. Another important point is that vitamin B12 acts in combination with vitamins B6 and B9.
Other physiological functions of cobalamin :
- Participation in the formation of red blood cells, cell division(DNA synthesis);
- Immune functions ;
- Reduction of fatigue ;
- Maintenance of psychological functions (its action is particularly important in the maintenance of the myelin sheath that protects the nerves);
- Contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system.
THERASCIENCE special features
To guarantee optimal bioavailability, THERASCIENCE Laboratory has chosen to use vitamin B12 in the co-enzymatic form, which makes this vitamin directly usable by the body's cells.
To find out more, click on B vitamins in coenzyme form.