June 30, 2020 3 min read

Vitamin B-12: Different Supplements and Benefits

Vitamin B-12, or Cobalamin, is a water-soluble nutrient that must be consumed regularly due to the bodies inability to produce it. It is a vital micronutrient used for many important bodily functions such as production of red blood cells and DNA, good nerve tissue health, and optimal brain function. Unfortunately, the National Institute of Health estimates that up to 15% of Americans are vitamin B-12 deficient (1), with elderly and vegans being most susceptible.

Benefits

The benefits your body gains from optimal B-12 intake are impressive. Many testimonials claim that B-12 supplements help them improve mood and symptoms of depression. Although not fully understood, vitamin B-12 is an important component in synthesizing and processing serotonin, a vital chemical for mood regulation. One study done showed that receiving vitamin B12 supplements along with antidepressant medication were more likely to have improved depressive symptoms compared to antidepressants alone (2). A different study found that being deficient in B12 was associated with twice the risk of severe depression (3). There are various other benefits vitamin B12 offers as well.

Dosage and Deficiency

The recommended daily intake of vitamin B-12 for most adults is 2.4 micrograms (mcg). Consuming less than this amount for an extended period of time can lead to deficiency. Signs of deficiency are vast.

Different forms and supplements have distinct advantages for different individuals and situations

Zen Supplements – Vitamin B-Complex 100

This is our maximum strength B-Complex formula that includes a full spectrum of B vitamins with maximum bio-availability and absorption. This formula also includes added ingredients such as Niacin and Biotin for added support and benefits. Available in many different forms such as vegcaps, tablets, or sustained-release tabs.

Features and Benefits:

  • High potency, full spectrum B-complex formula
  • USP grade nutrients meeting strict standards for purity and potency
  • Available in multiple convenient options such as vegcaps, tablets, time-release tabs
  • Quality and potency guaranteed
  • Absolutely NO sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors

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Zen Supplements – Coenzyme-B-50

This Zen Supplements formula provides a full spectrum of B-Complex vitamins to those who need it in moderate potency. This blend includes B1, B2, B6, and B12 vitamins, with other ingredients, in both standard and coenzyme forms for maximum potential bio-availability and benefits. Available in a sustained-release tablet to allow continuous and sustained absorption throughout the entire day.

Features and Benefits:

  • Full-spectrum B-Complex formula
  • Optimal B vitamin formula, with many B vitamins in multiple forms
  • USP grade nutrients meeting strict standards for purity and potency
  • Superior time-release tablets
  • Quality and potency guaranteed
  • Absolutely NO sugar, salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors

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Zen Supplements – Methyl B-12 Lozenges

This Zen Supplements formulation offers a specialized form of B-12, Methylcobalamin. This is a more highly bioavailable and water-soluble form to ensure you get the most out of every capsule. We have added vitamin b-6, folate, and biotin for added support and synergistic effects. Methyl B12 lozenge form is superior because it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream in the mouth with a pleasant cherry flavor, disregarding any issues with GI absorption.

Features and Benefits:

  • Extremely potent with 3000mcg B12 in each lozenge
  • 400mcg folic acid, 300mcg biotin, 10mg B6 added for additional benefits
  • Lozenge for convenient and effective absorption under tongue
  • Tasty cherry flavor
  • Quality and potency guaranteed
  • Absolutely NO salt, dairy, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors

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NIH B-12 Factsheet and information

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-HealthProfessional/ (1)

B12 and Depression studies

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3856388/ (2)

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10784463 (3)


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