Active Methyl B-12 Folate - Lozenges (60 Count/ 60 Servings)
This product is made in the USA. All ingredients are tested in a third-party cGMP facility to ensure they are of the highest quality.
The B vitamins are the unheralded Superstars of the micronutrient world, and the "King" and "Queen" are B-12 (cobalamin) and B-9 (folate).
These two nutrients are crucial to multiple key metabolic processes, including the methylation cycle (in another words genetic expression, inflammation response, neurotransmitter development and breakdown) and the balance of homocysteine in your blood - an amino acid that is linked to the health of your heart among other systems.
Indeed these vitamins are so key for human development that deficiency in pregnant mothers has long been known to be a contributing factor in neural tube defects. To see what each of the key nutrients do please scroll down to the FAQ Section.
- Mood, Cravings And Sleep In Balance - Support a balance of the neurotransmitters responsible for good mood, sleep, and a sense of well-being, as well as those that manage cravings.
- Clear Thinking - A lack of these two crucial vitamins can lead to cognitive decline and even memory issues. Replenish and keep your brain sharp.
- Healthy Heart - Too little Folate (B-9) and B-12 have been associated with an increased level of a compound called homocysteine too much of which may be a contributing factor in cardiovascular disease.
- Hormonal Balance - B-12 and B-9 (Folate) are needed for enzymes we use to manufacture and break down hormones to achieve balanced levels.
- Reduce the Risk of Neural Tube Defects - Protect your baby with this active, bioavailable form of B-12.
What is B-12?
Vitamin B-12 is the largest, most complex, and most well-studied of the essential micronutrients. It is essential for neurological health, especially the brain. Too little can lead to loss of balance, reduction in muscle strength, tingling, numbness, and even memory problems.
Severe B-12 deficiency can lead to a condition called anemia which can show up as fatigue and shortness of breath.
There are many different forms of B-12, which all share the common name “cobalamin”. The two forms of cobalamin (B-12) included in this product are the most active and the ones cells need and can use directly: methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin.
What is Folate?
Vitamin B9 (Folate) can be found in leafy green vegetables (“foliage”, hence its namesake). The problem is, most of us don’t get enough in our diets and what we do get is quickly consumed or compromised by alcohol consumption, stress, and environmental toxins. So supplementation is key.
Folate is key to the building, repair, and expression of your DNA. It is essential for brain function and too little may lead to memory issues.
B-9 is key to the methylation cycle (as noted above), helps maintain proper levels of homocysteine in the blood, and thereby can moderate the risk of cardiovascular disease.
As with B-12, severe deficiency in Folate may lead to a condition called anemia which can show up as fatigue and shortness of breath.
Lack of Folate in pregnant women is also highly correlated with neural tube defects.
Folate comes in different forms. Most supplements use “Folic Acid” band even our food is “fortified” with it, but this synthetic form of B-9 is difficult for many people to process as it takes a lot of energy and metabolic “steps” to make what the body truly needs. The active, ready-to-use form of Folate your cells crave are the ones we include in this supplement: 5-Methyl-Folate or 5-MTHF.
Why B-12 + Folate?
These two nutrients work synergistically, and they are critical to virtually every important process in the human body. Between them they not only play roles in multiple metabolic processes, but also in the health of virtually all organ systems. It’s hard to say enough about the importance of the B vitamins in general, and B-12 and Folate top the list in terms of their benefits to human health.
Why take a lozenge B-12 Folate supplement?
Absorption of these crucial vitamins can be unreliable in the digestive tract, especially for B-12. Sublingual supplements offer better absorption. This lozenge dissolves under the tongue in just a few minutes, and the B-12 and Folate are absorbed directly into the circulation by the rich network of veins present under the tongue bypassing the complex and unreliable environment of the stomach and small intestine.
Is this product suitable for women who plan to be pregnant?
Yes! However, if you are planning to get pregnant, please consult with your obstetrician to make sure all of the ingredients are suitable for your individual care before taking this product.
Is this made here in the USA?
Yes. The product is proudly produced in an FDA registered, cGMP third party verified facility.
Is there corn in these?
No there is no corn.