Life Extension B12 Elite delivers two absorbable forms of vitamin B12 both of which are essential for proper bodily and neurological function.
Vitamin B12 is essential for proper biological processes. Serum levels of vitamin B12 can decline over time, and because it’s found primarily in animal products. Life Extension B12 Elite combines two bioavailable, active forms of this important vitamin, adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin, in a single vegetarian lozenge.
What is B12 (also called cobalamin)?
B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that plays a vital role in the health of your nervous system, blood cells, and your DNA (B12 helps protect delicate parts of your chromosomes). Life Extension B12 Elite can deliver 500 mcg each of adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin: two neurologically active forms of B12 that can help protect your brain at the cellular level.
How does Vitamin B12 Elite work?
These "active" forms make it possible for the body to use them right away. In other words, they make it easier for your body to absorb and access the health benefits of vitamin B12.
Life Extension B12 Elite Key Benefits:
- The novel formula delivers two forms of bioactive B12
- Helps protect delicate brain cells
- Promotes healthy dopamine levels
- Encourages healthy B12 serum levels
- Promotes overall brain health
- Supports normal energy-yielding metabolism
- Supports red blood cell synthesis
- Supports healthy nervous system function
- Supports healthy psychological function
The benefits of the two bioactive forms of B12 are:
- Adenosylcobalamin - this active form of cobalamin B12 helps preserve neuronal function
- Methylcobalamin - is important for cellular health and much more
Our in-house pharmacist, Shabir Daya has written six articles about B12 Elite:
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Directions: As a food supplement, dissolve or chew one (1) lozenge daily, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
These tasty vegetarian lozenges have no artificial flavours, colours, or sweeteners, and have absolutely no added sugar.
Excessive consumption may produce laxative effects. Please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.
Vitamin B12 (as adenosylcobalamin, methylcobalamin) 1000mcg. Other ingredients: maltodextrin, xylitol, l-leucine, citric acid, guar gum, beet juice, modified food starch, stevia extract, strawberry flavor.
Why Should I Supplement With B12 Elite?
Whether it's promoting brain health, supporting the nervous system or maintaining cellular health and energy levels, vitamin B12 is essential for us to thrive. But while this vitamin is excellent for our health, more and more of us are finding less and less in our systems because we don't produce it naturally. Changes in eating habits, like relying more on plant-based diets, along with the one thing we can’t change, the passage of time, are also impacting the levels of this vital nutrient. B12 Elite uses the active forms of B12. So it's easier for your body to absorb and access the health benefits right away.
How much xylitol in one Vitamin B12 Elite serving? Is it an insignificant dietary amount of sugar alcohol?
The specific amount of xylitol per serving is proprietary information. However, only minute amounts are used in the manufacturing of the finished product.
Is B12 Elite vegan?
This product does not include any animal-derived ingredients.
Can I take two of these a day?
Since B12 does not have known toxicity, taking two of the B12 Elite daily is unlikely to be a problem, however, we always suggest that individuals inform their doctor of any supplements and the doses they are using.
Can I take the Vitamin B Elite with other vitamins?
Yes, this product can be taken with other dietary supplements.
How much of the product is adenosylcobalamin, and how much of it is methylcobalamin?
This product provides 500 mg as adenosylcobalamin and 500 mg as methylcobalamin per serving.
Why is Maltodextrin used in B12 Elite?
Maltodextrin is a carrier in the beet juice powder and natural flavors. Maltodextrin is affirmed by the FDA as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe). Furthermore, we have not seen any scientific evidence in support of trace quantities of maltodextrin negatively impacting an individual’s health.
Is the Vitamin B12 Elite gluten free?
This product does not contain any gluten.
What is the maltodextrin from in Elite B12? It says no gluten, but is it corn free?
The maltodextrin used in this product is derived from corn.
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