The odds are good you are deficient in this "energy vitamin" discovered by natural doctors.
Vitamin B12 is known as the “energy vitamin,” and it is essential for many critical functions in your body, including energy production, supporting your immune system, and helping to regulate the formation of red blood cells.* Recent studies from the US Framingham trial show that one in four adults in the US are deficient in this vitally important nutrient and nearly half of the population has suboptimal blood levels.
Vitamin B12 is present only in animal sources of food--which is one of the reasons I advise against being a strict vegetarian or a vegan. This deficiency can result in less than optimal nervous system function, a tendency toward nervousness, and even less-than-optimal eye health.*
The older you get the more likely you are to have a vitamin B12 deficiency. The two ways that you become deficient in vitamin B12 are from not getting enough in your diet and from losing the ability to absorb it.
India is primarily a vegetarian based culture and current studies there show about 80% of the adults are deficient in vitamin B12. However, vegans are not the only ones who can become vitamin B12 deficient.
The older you get the more your digestive system breaks down, especially if you have been following the standard American diet. Specifically the lining of your stomach gradually loses its ability to produce hydrochloric acid which releases vitamin B 12 from your food. The use of antacids or anti ulcer drugs will also lower your stomach acid secretion and decrease your ability to absorb vitamin B 12. Infection with Helicobactor pylori, a common contributor to stomach ulcers, can also result in vitamin B12 deficiency.
However the main cause of vitamin B12 deficiency is a term researchers call food-cobalamin malabsorption syndrome. Cobalamin is the scientific term for vitamin B12. This typically results when your stomach lining loses its ability to produce intrinsic factor which is a protein that binds to vitamin B12 and allows your body to absorb it at the end of your small intestine
New Form of Vitamin B-12 Not Found in Most Health Food and Vitamin Stores
If you often feel tired, run-down, and lacking in energy, you're not alone. Low energy is one of our country's biggest health complaints.
Some of the top reasons for this are:
Refined foods sold in grocery stores are depleted of vital nutrients...
Refined foods are loaded with sugar...
Refined foods are full of chemicals...
Refined foods are overloaded with food colorings; and...
Refined foods are loaded with preservatives...
...but it doesn't stop there, either.
Add the harmful effects of caffeine, pollution, conventional therapies, and the stress most of us experience everyday... and you've got yourself a recipe for energy drain.
Well, I'm here to tell you there's a new way to give yourself extra energy.* Actually, a cutting edge way to feel more energized -- without the jitteriness of caffeine.* More on this in a moment.
Now, of course, powering up with extra energy is just one of B-12's many health benefits*. So...
What Critical Health Benefits Does this Vitamin Bring to the Table?
For starters, vitamin B-12 helps folic acid regulate the formation of red blood cells, and helps your body use iron*.
In addition, it is also needed for proper digestion, food absorption, carbohydrate and fat metabolism.* It also helps keep your nervous system healthy by assisting the nerves of your body to function and communicate in an optimal manner.*
But that's not all...far from it!
B-12 also helps in cell formation and cellular longevity.* Plus, it can support female reproductive health, and promote normal nerve growth and development by maintaining the fatty sheaths.* These fatty sheaths play a vital role as they cover and protect your nerve endings.*
What's more, this workhorse of a micronutrient is critical to your circulation and adrenal hormone production -- plus, it helps boost your immunity.* And, oh yes, let's not forget...
Vitamin B-12 supports a healthy mood and feelings of well-being.* And then there's this -- it also provides excellent support for your memory, mental clarity, and concentration.*
Aside from using B-12 to give you an energy boost, when does it also make sense to supplement with this all-important vitamin? Well, there are several good reasons to take vitamin B-12.
And the first reason to take it is if you are a carb type or a strict vegetarian.
If You Avoid Meat, You Probably Need to Take B-12
Many people avoid red meats for a large variety of reasons. If you are one of them, you are at a high risk for developing vitamin B-12 deficiency. Why? Because plant sources have virtually no vitamin B-12. And oral forms of B-12 in nearly all supplements are practically useless, as little is absorbed into your bloodstream.
Vegetarians should take this essential micronutrient to ensure an adequate supply of it,because it is found almost exclusively in animal tissues. And, the few plant foods that are sources of B-12 are actually B-12 analogs -- not the form that provides all the benefits of the real deal.
Simply put, an analog is a substance that blocks the uptake of true B-12. The result being, your body's need for the nutrient actually increases.
Furthermore, your body's need for this nutrient may also increase if you take Metformin©. Metformin may interfere with calcium metabolism. And this interference may reduce B-12 absorption, because this absorption requires calcium.
Studies suggest that 10% to 30% of patients taking Metformin show evidence of reduced vitamin B-12 absorption. That's why it is important to speak with your doctor to discuss the best way to maintain B-12 levels when taking this medication.
Now, if getting a good night's sleep has also become increasingly more difficult for you, here's...
What Your Sleeping Difficulties May Be Trying to Tell You!
If you suffer from sleeping difficulties, try taking vitamin B-12 during the day. Here's why it might be able to help..
B-12 plays a vital role in melatonin production.* Melatonin has been called "the sleep hormone" because it is responsible for letting you get a good night's sleep.
As you age, it becomes increasingly more difficult to get a good night's sleep because your body becomes less efficient at making this hormone. And that's why it's a good idea to take B-12 to help you sleep like a baby each night.*
Moreover, a lack of adequate B-12 can have other annoying consequences too.
Do You or a Loved One Experience Any of the Following?
Not many know it, but if you or a family member experience:
Tiredness and feelings of weakness...*
Less-than-optimal nervous system functioning...*
Less-than-optimal eye health...*
Loss of appetite and unintended weight loss...*
Occasional constipation and gas...*
Feelings of mild moodiness...*
A tendency toward nervousness...*
Less-than-optimal liver or heart health...*
Premature grey hair...
Occasional digestive issues...
...you may need to supplement with vitamin B-12, even if you eat foods rich in B-12. Oddly enough, that wasn't a typo.
You can eat plenty of meat, poultry, lamb's liver, brewer's yeast, clams, eggs, herring, mackerel, kidneys, milk, dairy products, or seafood -- and still have low levels of B-12. How can that be?
It could be because your body is unable to absorb it from your gut. You see B-12 needs the help of a protein in order to be absorbed. That protein is called intrinsic factor. And because the lining of your stomach makes intrinsic factor, people with less-than-optimal gastrointestinal health often need to supplement with B-12.*
Likewise, most people over the age of 50 have a limited ability to absorb B-12, too. Thus, the need for supplementation
Pain Free Supplementation
With all that said, the form of vitamin B-12 does NOT come as a pill, tablet, capsule, gelcap, or liquid.
Amazingly, it's B-12 on a readily absorb-able strip!
A modern marvel that gives most people far better results than anything else. The name of this new product is Vitamin B-12 Strips.*
Now, here's the question you may be asking at this point:
How can something simple as a placing a strip on your tongue work so much better than a pill, tablet, or capsule?
The truth is found in the delivery method.
You simply place this thin strip on your tongue, under the tongue or on the roof of the mouth where it is rapidly absorbed.
As a result it delivers more nutrients to your circulatory system, tissues and cells quickly! And that's not all...
This method ensures a longer term benefit from each single dose.
Remember that only a small fraction of this crucial vitamin gets absorbed through your gut when you take it in a pill, table, capsule or gelcap.
Here's the REAL TRUTH about the B-12 in Most Multivitamins:
It all boils down to this...
Most of them contain 100-200 micrograms of B-12. But, if you actually took 500 micrograms of B-12, you'd get an absorption of about 1.8 micrograms. Let me repeat, only 1.8 out of a total of 500 micrograms. That's an absorption rate of only one third of one percent! But, that's only half of the story.
The late Victor Herbert, a renowned B-12 researcher, said that many multivitamin products on the market today contain dangerous B-12 analogs.
In other words, analogs get created when crystalline B-12 interacts with other nutrients in multivitamin products, such as vitamin C, iron and copper -- increasing your body's need for B-12. Does the company selling the multivitamin tell you this vital bit of information? Probably not!
Truth be told, most multi-vitamins sold today are a complete waste of money when it comes to their B-12 quality and performance. Now listen up:
Each strip in our Vitamin B12 Strips delivers a serving size of 1,000 micrograms. And you get 30 strips!
How can you beat that? And that's just the beginning. Another nice feature of Vitamin B12 Strips* is that it...
Comes in a Tasty Natural Peppermint Flavor
And in addition to tasting great, it's absolutely FREE of...
Better yet, it's also FREE of artificial flavors, color, synthetics, binders, fillers, wax, shellac, talcum and animal gelatin.
The bottom line is that our Vitamin B12 Stripsis stimulant-free, contains only natural ingredients, and tastes great! Best of all, it's packaged in a convenient container that easily fits in your purse or pocket. Last but not least, it costs far less than a cup of coffee!
(*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. The information provided is not intended to serve as a prescription, or to diagnose, treat or replace the advice of your medical doctor. If you have any medical conditions or are taking prescription or non-prescription medications, consult your physician before altering or discounting the use of them.)