The advantages of B12 at a glance
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin for the human body and supports the following functions:
- normal function of energy metabolism.
- normal function of the immune system.
- reduces tiredness and fatigue.
- contributes to the function of the nervous system.
- supports normal mental function.
Since the vitamin, in addition to its function in cell division, is also involved in the formation of red blood cells, a deficiency should be avoided to prevent anaemia.
Vegans have high requirements
In particular, people who eat less or no meat at all are more often affected by a vitamin B12 deficiency. If there is an acute deficiency, it is necessary to refill the vitamin B12 store quickly. The challenge of absorption, at least, is the saturation effect in the gastrointestinal tract. This already limits the absorption capacity from an intake of 1.5 to 2 micrograms per meal. Here we also speak of an intrinsic factor! This ensures that even with a healthy lifestyle or the intake of conventional food supplements, only about 2% of the vitamin B12 supplied is actually absorbed in the body!
Assured absorption through liposomes
By encapsulating the vitamin in liposomes, we can work against this effect and ensure a higher absorption of B12. Since liposomes are made of the same material as our human cell membrane, the gastrointestinal barrier can be overcome and the water-soluble vitamin enters the bloodstream directly!
Besides the absorption, the form of vitamin B12 is also of major importance: a difference is made between cyanocobalamin and methylcobalamin! Cyanocobalamin, which is often used, is an inactive form of cobalamin that must first be converted by the body into the active form in order to develop its effect. Methylcobalamin, on the other hand, can be absorbed directly by the human organism!
Since effectiveness is our top priority, we use the high-quality active form methylcobalamin in the production of ActiNovo’s liposomal B12, which works safely and reliably!