NOW Foods B-12 1000 mcg + Folic Acid - 100 lozenges
Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin commonly found in a variety of foods such as fish, shellfish, meat, and dairy products, but is deficient in the typical vegetarian diet. B12 helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells and is also needed to make DNA. B12 combines with a substance called intrinsic factor (IF) before it is absorbed into the bloodstream. An inability to absorb vitamin B12 from the intestinal tract is increasingly common among the aging population. Strict vegetarians or vegans who are not taking in proper amounts of B12 are also prone to deficiency. Vitamin B12 is used to manage B12 deficiency states, including megaloblastic anemia. Studies have also shown that a deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to abnormal neurologic and psychiatric symptoms. NOW® B12 lozenges also contain 100 mcg of folic acid to boost red blood cell production. These natural fruit flavoured lozenges can be chewed or used sublingually under the tongue. The small size and the fact that they are vegetarian and sweetened with fructose make them suitable for a wide variety of individuals.
DirectionsAdult Dosage: Take one lozenge daily. Chew lozenge or hold in mouth until dissolved.
Each lozenge contains:
Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) - 1000 mcg
Folate (as Folic Acid) - 100 mcg
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Fructose, Cellulose, Sorbitol, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Natural Strawberry Flavour, Natural Fruit Punch Flavour, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Silica.