Vitamin B12 and folic acid are vitamins for nerve system, and their function and activity is interdependent. Deficiency of both vitamins is not rare: the most common cause for vitamin B12 deficiency is low acidity in the stomach which prevents the absorption of the vitamin. Low consumption of vegetables and fruits can cause folate deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiency is more in elderly, and low intake of folate is more common in women and middle-aged men.
Vitamin B12 and folic acid for the memory
Vitamin B12 and folic acid contribute to normal psychological functions. Psychological functions mean cognitive performaces such as memory, concentration, learning and problem solving. Long-term low intake of these vitamins can weaken cognitive performances, especially the memory, in the elderly.
Low intake of vitamin B12 and folate has association to depression
High blood level of homocysteine and low blood level of vitamin B12 and folate are connected to the increased risk of depsession. Vitamin B12 and folate contribute to normal metabolism of homocysteine. Homocysteine is produced from the metabolism of dietary proteins. It is further converted into sulphur containing methione and cysteine amino acids. Vitamin B12 and folate are needed in the conversion of homocysteine to methione. In the absence of these vitamins, homocysteine is accumulated in the blood stream. High concentration of homocysteine may have harmful effects on the receptors of nerve system.
B12 is also well absorbed on the mucous membranes of the mouth if a supplement contains a high amount of vitamin. Therefore, Vita B12 chewing tablet is recommended to be sucked slowly in order to ensure the maximal absorption of the vitamin in the mouth. Folic acid is absorbed in the gut.
Food supplement is not substitution for a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.
For adults 1 tablet daily.
Daily dose 1 tablet contains:
Vitamin B12 1 mg
Folic acid* 400 µg
* Vitamin is in the form of folic acid in food supplements and as folate in food.
Sweetener (xylitol), emulsifier (magnesium salts of fatty acids), cyanocobalamin, spearmint flavour, pteroylmonoglutamin acid.
30 tabl. ja 100 tabl.
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