Absorption Challenges with Vitamin B-12
Vitamin B-12 is the largest and most complex of all vitamins. When deficiency occurs, it is more commonly linked to a failure to effectively absorb B-12 from the intestine rather than a dietary deficiency. When we reduce the size of these molecules, the Vitamin B-12 is absorbed more easily by the body. Up until now, the treatment of choice has been Vitamin B-12 injections to those who are deficient and have difficulty absorbing Vitamin B-12 in the intestinal tract. Some doctors have found that certain patients may be able to substitute their B-12 injections with the Spray For Life B-12.*
Why is Vitamin B-12 so important for your health?
Vitamin B-12 and B-complex is essential for cellular production, including red blood cells, maintenance of the nervous system and in the production of energy. Vitamin B12 deficiency is common and its prevalence increases with age. In fact, it is estimated to affect as much as 40 percent of the aged population. In addition to anemia, impaired vitamin B12 function and decreased vitamin B12 status have been associated with neurological and cognitive impairment. Furthermore, vitamin B12 has been shown to help reduce homocysteine levels, which is important for heart health.*
What is Pernicious Anemia?
Pernicious anemia is the most common cause of vitamin B12 deficiency. It is thought to result from a lack of intrinsic factor (a substance secreted by the stomach that is responsible for the absorption of vitamin B12) Research shows almost 2 percent of people older than 60 have undiagnosed pernicious anemia.1*, 2*
Spray For Life's B-12 Energy Booster spray offers a superior vitamin B12 supplement for more energy and better cardiovascular and red blood cell health.*
1*. Carmel R. Prevalence of undiagnosed pernicious anemia in the elderly. Arch Intern Med. 1996 May 27;156(10):1097-100.
2*. Loikas S, Koskinen P, Irjala K, et al. Vitamin B12 deficiency in the aged: a population-based study. Age Ageing. 2007 Mar;36(2):177-83.