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Vitacost Vitamin B-12 Methylcobalamin -- 5000 mcg - 60 Capsules


Vitacost Vitamin B-12 Methylcobalamin
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Vitacost Vitamin B-12 Methylcobalamin -- 5000 mcg - 60 Capsules

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Vitacost Vitamin B-12 Methylcobalamin Description

Superior form of vitamin B-12.


What is Vitamin B-12?

 

Vitamin B-12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble B vitamin that’s vital for carbohydrate metabolism and energy production.* It also plays an important role in the formation of healthy red blood cells.*

 

Methylcobalamin is an active coenzyme of the vitamin B12 analogs, which are essential for cell growth and replication.* Methylcobalamin is required for the formation of methionine from homocysteine.*

 

What are the key benefits of Vitacost® Vitamin B-12 Methylcobalamin?

  • Helps reduce homocysteine levels, which is important for heart health.*
  • Supports the health of the central nervous system.*
  • Improves daytime alertness and concentration.* 
  • Promotes optimal sleep.*

Why is Vitacost® Vitamin B-12 Methylcobalamin your everyday essential?

  • Features high-potency vitamin B-12
  • Supplies 5,000 mcg of vitamin B-12 per single-capsule serving
  • Contains 60 servings per bottle
  • Great value!

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All Vitacost® supplements are formulated to deliver the level of support you expect and deserve. Whether you’re shopping Vitacost® vitamins, minerals, herbs or other key nutrients, their potency is guaranteed – what’s on the label is what’s in the bottle. Plus, all Vitacost® supplements adhere to the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs), ensuring that they are manufactured to high standards of POTENCY, PURITY, efficacy and safety. We take PRIDE in what we do, which is why we promise if you don’t love your product, we’ll take it back – even if the bottle is empty.

 

About Vitacost® Brand
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Directions

As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule daily with food or as directed by a healthcare professional.

 

Keep dry and at room temperature (59°- 86° F [15° - 30°C]).

Free Of
Milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, crustacean shellfish, fish, soy, gluten, titanium dioxide.

*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.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per Container: 60
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)5000 mcg208,333%
Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, vegetable stearic acid, vegetable magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide.
Warnings

Pregnant or lactating women, those with diabetes, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. Keep out of reach of children.

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Should I Take a Multivitamin or Individual Vitamins?

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Do you need to take supplements?

If you eat a well-balanced diet, you may believe that you get all the nutrients you need through food alone. While it is always a good idea to get most of your nutrition from whole food sources, there are many reasons why taking certain supplements may be indicated for you. These reasons may include:
  • Dietary restrictions, such as being vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or simply a picky eater
  • Health conditions, such as cancer, bariatric surgery or gastrointestinal disorders that may impair nutrient digestion and absorption from the diet
  • Taking certain medications that can interfere with the usability of nutrients
  • Increased nutrient needs based on level of activity or unique life stage (ex: athletes, the elderly or pregnant women)
  • Desires to achieve a specific health goal (such as lower cholesterol, or improving bone or brain health)
(Tip: Read  more about some of the most important supplements that just about anyone can benefit from.)

Pros and cons of multivitamins versus individual supplements

There are both benefits and downsides of taking multivitamins compared to taking individual vitamins and minerals. Here's a breakdown of each:

Pros of taking a multivitamin

  • Ability to receive a wide variety of nutrients in one dosage
  • Convenient
  • Many also include other beneficial nutrients such as antioxidants in addition to vitamins and minerals

Cons of taking a multivitamin

  • May cause you to take in much more than you need of particular vitamins and minerals, which your body may not end up even using
  • May actually decrease the absorption of some vitamins or minerals, since many nutrients, like calcium and iron, compete for absorption
 

Pros of taking individual vitamins and minerals

  • The nutrients are usually offered in a higher dose which may be better targeted to where your diet may be lacking
  • The nutrients may be more effective at treating or preventing specific health conditions
  • May be better targeted at treating or preventing conditions associated with deficiency
  • May be better absorbed and utilized by your body if separate nutrients are taken at different times during the day to reduce competition (ex: taking iron in the morning and calcium at night)
 

Cons of taking individual vitamins and minerals

  • Less convenient, with more pills to take
  • Usually more expensive
  • May be missing out on other vitamins or minerals you could otherwise benefit from
  • Requires more time management and memory of when to take which supplement

So, which supplements should you choose?

The question of which supplements are right for you is a highly individualized answer. There is no “one-size-fits-all” supplement regimen. Both multivitamins and individuals vitamins and mineral supplements have benefits. Which to take may come down to factors such as lifestyle and current health conditions, as well as personal preference. With any supplements, it is important to seek expert advice from your doctor and/or a health professional like a Registered Dietitian. These people can help evaluate your health and diet and guide you to the right supplement choices. When buying supplements, it is also always important to buy from reputable brands, especially since the supplement industry is not well regulated by the FDA in the US. To help ensure your supplements are high quality, consider purchasing from brands that are voluntarily third-party tested. Some labels to look for that indicate this include USP, NSF, Consumer Lab and GMP. You can also do your own research on the supplement's website to find out their testing process.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title="Featured Products" border_width="2"][vc_row_inner equal_height="yes" content_placement="middle" gap="35"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="160688" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1655846158929{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/country-life-core-daily-1-multivitamin-for-women"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="160689" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1655846176328{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/vitacost-synergy-vegan-multivitamin-including-green-foods-and-digestive-enzymes"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image image="160690" img_size="full" alignment="center" onclick="custom_link" img_link_target="_blank" css=".vc_custom_1655846193962{padding-right: 7% !important;padding-left: 7% !important;}" link="https://www.vitacost.com/suku-vitamins-the-complete-mens-multi-gummy-vitamins"][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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