as Methylcobalamin 7.5 mcg
Brain Bioactivities: B12 is an important essential nutrient for the nervous system, including the brain, where it promotes the formation of healthy, protective nerve sheaths. B12 is a necessary nutritional player in peak brain energy metabolism and production of brain chemicals. Like B6, vitamin B12 is believed to help balance homocysteine levels, which may help protect the blood vessels that nourish the brain.
Potential Nootropic Benefits: Approximately 15% of adults over age 60 are deficient in B12. Low levels are tied to problems with mood and brainpower, typically in the context of age-related cognitive decline. B12, especially as methylcobalamin, helps restore levels needed for optimal cognitive function, bright mood and mental energy. As it protects nerve sheaths, B12 also supports healthy long-term brain function.
- MLP’s Methylcobalamin B12 is better for brain health; its easy absorption and high bioavailability translate into greater nootropic activity.
Vitamin B12 may help regulate the homocysteine that is linked to age-related cognitive decline.
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