B12 (Cobalamin)

1. Description: A water soluble b vitamin that is effective in small doses and is the only vitamin that contains essential mineral elements. B12 is not well assimilated throughout the body and we generally need a replacement source. It also needs to be combined with calcium during absorption to properly benefit the body.

2. Benefits: B12 forms and regenerates red blood cells, which prevents anemia. It also helps break down homocysteine levels and increases energy. B12 can help in alleviating depression and helps maintain a healthy nervous system. B12 properly utilizes fats, carbohydrates, and proteins, which can help with weight loss. It also helps relieve irritability. Memory, concentration, and balance can all be aided with proper B12 levels.

3. Fun Fact: 1 in 4 people walk around with a genetic condition known as MTHFR, where your body does not metabolize B12, unless it is a methylated form. Constantly fatigued? Unable to regulate a good sleep schedule? Methylated B12 might be your answer!