Energetic B-12 Spray
Energetic B-12 Spray is a dietary supplement that helps support energy as well as healthy blood and nerve cells. It combines 1000 mcg Vitamin B12 with the active form of vitamin B6 and folic acid in an easy to use spray for sublingual application, and contains the same dosage as B 12 injections. This vegetarian formula is naturally sweet and contains 150 doses, which lasts 5 months for most people.
Energetic B-12 Spray contains:
- NO artificial sweeteners
- NO artificial colors
- NO preservatives
The B12 in this formula is the preferred methylcobalamin. In this form, it is bioidentical to the predominant and active form found in the body. Methylcobalamin is active immediately upon absorption, while other forms (e.g. cyanocobalamin) must be converted to methylcobalamin in a two-step process. Methylcobalamin demonstrates exceptional activity in areas where other forms are simply not active.
Taking B vitamin supplements can help increase energy, offer immune system support, and provide coenzymes for essential body functions. They help to maintain overall good health by providing nutrients that assist in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. They also help support healthy brain function and nerve transmission, boost energy, assist in the formation of red blood cells, are involved in DNA and RNA synthesis, and support cardiovascular health. Energetic B-12 Spray is a recommended supplement for:
- Cardiovascular Support
- Homocysteine Management
- Individuals who have trouble absorbing vitamin B12 from foods
- Ongoing fatigue and weakness
- People needing GI tract support
- Vegetarians and Vegans
According to Tufts University Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, “One important risk factor for vascular disease, the largest cause of mortality in elderly individuals, is elevated blood concentration of homocysteine. However, this toxic substance has been shown to be reduced in the body by Vitamin B-6, B-12, and folic acid” all of which are included in the Energetic B-12 Spray formula.
Vitamin B-12 deficiency is very common and may be underestimated in the general population. Symptoms of a B-12 deficiency may include tiredness, impaired immunity, and dementia, just to name a few. Besides the elderly, high risk groups include those with:
- Immune deficiencies
- Absorption problems
- Vegetarian diets
- Vegan diets
- Abnormal immune responses
- Abnormal neurological function
Furthermore, the stress of daily living can take a toll on our nerves, glands, and hormones increasing the need for B-vitamins. During times of physical or mental stress, the B vitamins can help the nervous system by reducing anxiety, depression, irritability and nervousness, especially when combined with Vitamin C.
B Vitamins Defined
Vitamin B12 - is a water-soluble vitamin. It is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis. Vitamin B12 functions as a cofactor for the enzyme methionine synthase which causes the conversion of homocysteine to methionine. Methionine is required for the formation of S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe), a universal methyl donor for almost 100 different substrates, including DNA, RNA, hormones, neurotransmitters, proteins, and lipids. Deficiency of vitamin B12 may occur as a result of an inability to absorb B12 from food. It can also occur in individuals with dietary patterns that exclude animal or fortified foods. B-12 has been shown to be non-toxic at 1,000 mcg daily for many years.
Folic Acid (folate) - a non-toxic nutrient that is important for cell division and is also needed for protein metabolism and repair of RNA and DNA. Folic Acid supports nerve and cardiovascular health. Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 are needed for the formation of red blood cells to help increase capillary blood flow. Folate is the key transferring agent in the transmethylation process and is necessary to turn homocysteine into methionine, which allows the body to recycle or remove homocysteine as needed. Folic Acid may also help with depression and has no noticeable side effects.
Vitamin B6 - is a water-soluble vitamin. It is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis. Vitamin B6 in coenzyme forms performs a wide variety of functions in the body and is extremely versatile, with involvement in more than 100 enzyme reactions, mostly concerned with protein metabolism. Vitamin B6 also plays a role in cognitive development through the biosynthesis of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine. These neurotransmitters are required for normal nerve cell communication. Further, B6 plays a role in maintaining normal levels of homocysteine, an amino acid in the blood. Vitamin B6 is involved in gluconeogenesis and glycogenolysis, immune function (for example, it promotes lymphocyte and interleukin-2 production), and hemoglobin formation.
B Vitamins and Anemia
Anemia is a condition that occurs when there is insufficient hemoglobin in red blood cells to carry oxygen to cells and tissues. Common signs and symptoms of anemia include fatigue and weakness. Anemia can result from a variety of medical problems, including deficiencies of vitamin B12, vitamin B6, folic acid and iron. Many women who have been dealing with fibroid tumors for a significant amount of time may also find that they have become anemic, usually due to excessive heavy bleeding during their menstrual cycle. You can read more about uterine fibroid tumors and how to address them naturally here.
Certain B Vitamins are important for the healthy production of red blood cells. A deficiency in these nutrients can lead to anemic conditions. For example:
Vitamin B12 deficiency - Vitamin B12 Fact Sheet
Megaloblastic anemia - Vitamin B12 deficiency is a cause of megaloblastic anemia. In this type of anemia, red blood cells are larger than normal and the ratio of nucleus size to cell cytoplasm is increased. There are other potential causes of megaloblastic anemia, including folate deficiency.
Pernicious anemia - is a form of megaloblastic anemia that occurs when there is an absence of intrinsic factor, a substance normally present in the stomach. Vitamin B12 binds with intrinsic factor before it is absorbed and used by the body. An absence of intrinsic factor prevents normal absorption of B12 and may result in pernicious anemia.
Vitamin B6 deficiency - Vitamin B6 Fact Sheet
Your body needs vitamin B6 to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen to the tissues. Vitamin B6 also helps increase the amount of oxygen carried by hemoglobin. A vitamin B6 deficiency can result in a form of anemia that is similar to iron deficiency anemia.
Folic Acid deficiency - Folic Acid Fact Sheet
Folic acid deficiency anemia happens when your body does not get enough folic acid. Folic acid is one of the B vitamins, and it helps your body make new cells, including new red blood cells. Most people get enough folic acid in the food they eat. But some people either don't get enough in their diet or have trouble absorbing it from the foods they eat.
You may be interested in these supplements that are often used in the case of anemia along with B-Vitamins.
||For those who are clinically anemic (confirmed via blood testing), SSS Tonic and Sublingual B-Total can be taken together. If you have not been diagnosed as being anemic, you can still take Sublingual B-Total.
||Vitamin A (10,000 IU per day):
Taking vitamin A and iron together has been reported to help overcome iron deficiency more effectively than iron supplements alone.
Consult with your doctor before taking either of these supplements. Use caution when taking any supplement with iron. Too much iron can be toxic.
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Mackey A, Davis S, Gregory J. Vitamin B6. In: Shils M, Shike M, Ross A, Caballero B, Cousins R, eds. Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease. 10th ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005.