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Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in a number of functions within the human body. It can help to boost natural energy levels, helping to fight tiredness and fatigue, both physically and mentally, it boosts the metabolism and helps assist with fat loss, it also increases red blood cell formation and production. Read the full product description for more information.

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What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that is essential, meaning that it cannot be naturally produced by the human body, so it has to come from a dietary, or supplement form. It plays a vital role in a number of physiological functions within the human body, so optimal intakes per day are essential, and if they are achieved, there are actually a number of benefits to be enjoyed. However, a deficiency of vitamin B12, can result in a whole host of other problems and physical ailments in the process, including memory issues, fatigue, and anaemia. Vitamin B12 is commonly found in foods such as: eggs, fortified cereals, fish, and meat, especially red meat, and because of this, many vegans and vegetarians often struggle to get enough. The good news however, is that vitamin B12 is also available in a handy supplement form, making it easier than ever for individuals to ensure they’re getting enough B12 on a daily basis.

How does it work?

Vitamin B12 works in a number of ways, because it plays so many different roles within the human body. Its primary function however, is to be used for energy-producing purposes, as it aids in metabolism in a number of different ways. Vitamin B12 helps to strengthen and boost metabolic functions and processes within the body, allowing more energy to be produced naturally as a result. It plays a crucial role in the formation of red blood cells, which is why a deficiency of this nutrient can often result in anaemia. During DNA synthesis, the body actively requires an abundance of vitamin B12, especially for rapid synthesis purposes, including the formation of red blood cells within the nervous system, as well as our bone marrow. It also helps to strengthen and boost nerve cell function, as B12 has been found to increase myelin production. Myelin functions as a protective layer coating the outer membranes of nerve cells, insulating them and helping to enhance electrical impulse speeds between various nerve cells.

What are the benefits of using Vitamin B12 Supplements?

Some of the primary benefits of vitamin B12 supplements include:

More energy

As touched upon beforehand, vitamin B12 helps to boost the metabolism, which in turn leads to more energy being produced. Vitamin B12 then, can help to boost natural energy levels, helping to fight tiredness and fatigue, both physically and mentally.

Fat loss

Another surprising benefit of this vitamin however, is the fact that it can assist with fat loss. As it boosts the metabolism, more calories and stored body fat will be burnt off and converted into energy, so the quicker the metabolism, the more calories you will burn, and the harder it will become to gain weight.

Red blood cell information

Red blood cells are extremely vital when it comes to health and well-being, and a lack of these cells can result in anaemia. B12 however, has been proven to increase red blood cell formation and production, meaning this needn’t be an issue.

Other benefits include:

  • Stronger immune system
  • Fat loss
  • More energy
  • Improved mental health
  • Healthy nerve cells
  • Enhanced cognition
  • Increased red blood cell counts
  • And more...

How and when should it be consumed?

Ideally, you should consume around 2.4 – 2.6mg per day, which usually comes in the form of a single vitamin B12 tablet. Simply consume it with a whole food source and water, ideally with breakfast, and you’re all set for the day, it’s as simple as that.

Health Canada Recommended Dose (capsules):Adults: 1 Capsule(s) 1 time(s) per day.

Vitamin B12 VS B6

There are many members of the vitamin B complex family, and though very similar, each one is still unique in its own right. Vitamin B6 for example, is based upon: pyridoxal, pyridoxine, and pyridoxamine, as opposed to B12, which is the only member of the B complex family to have a singular structure. Vitamin B6 also plays a key role in the synthesis of neurotransmitters, and can help enhance dopamine and serotonin productions.

What can it be stacked with?

For optimal results, it is best to stack vitamin B12 with other B complex vitamins, as well as, perhaps, a multi-vitamin, vitamin C, and an omega 3 supplement. This stack will provide maximum health and wellness benefits.

Vitamin B12 Ingredients

Ingredients Per Capsule

Medicinal Ingredients (per capsule): Vitamin B12 (Hydroxocobalamin) .................................................................... 1 mg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Brown rice flour, Gelatin

Potential side effects

As with all supplements, always consult your doctor before using any new supplement, and discontinue usage immediately if you notice any adverse side effects or physical reactions. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctors before taking vitamin B12, or any other vitamin supplement for that matter. Although considered to be extremely safe in correct dosages, some users have experienced adverse side effects when they exceeded the recommended daily dosage. Potential side effects include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramp
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Mild heart palpitations

Vitamin B12 Reviews

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Product Options: Capsules - 90 x 1 mg
Omercan D. on 17/04/2018

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Product Options: Capsules - 90 x 1 mg
Jay K. on 12/04/2018

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Product Options: Capsules - 90 x 1 mg
Tyler W. on 31/03/2018
I was taking these one in the morning and one in the evening but recently stopped taking them due to the hexacobalamin having the supposed potential to decrease no2 production in the body which I'm not an advocate of. With that said I didn't seem to get headaches while taking these which I found interesting. I already get b12 from this company's multivitamin so I'm set but may be worth a shot if you have very low levels.

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Filippo B. on 17/03/2018
Not sure if I will feel any changes, will see.

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A lifesaver
Robert A. on 07/03/2018
Windsor ont
Best B12 in the business at any price

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Eric N. on 14/12/2017

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Easy to Swallow
Robert A. on 28/08/2017
Too early to feel the effects but i have no doubt that it will as excellent as everything else i have purchased from CP.

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Patty C. on 20/03/2017
Excellant product and fast delivery

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Not Vegan
Arndell L. on 08/02/2017
I guess I should of looked more closely. I assumed since Vegetarians and Vegans are the ones who needs this more that the product would be vegan. The casings are made of gelatine. So for my morning smoothies I need to crack them open to pour out the contents. Disappointing.

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Patty C. on 24/01/2017
Excellant fast deliverly

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Amine B. on 24/01/2017
Be sure to get all 4 versions of B12. I notice the difference. Keep hydroxocobalamin, methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin & adenosylcobalamin cycling in you for the full effect of this vitamin.

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Emily p. on 08/01/2017

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John Mills
John M. on 06/01/2017
Seal Cove, Nl
To be determined

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Jamie R. on 05/01/2017

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For homemade cat food
Ellen C. on 08/12/2016
Calgary, AB
Very happy thank you! Will order from you again!!

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Good vitamin, fair price
Andrey A. on 11/11/2016
Toronto Canada
Not a bad product. Hard to know if it's working or not but it's alright


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