Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
Hydroxocobalamin is a natural form of vitamin B12 found in the human body and many food products. This vitamin has a particularly high bioavailability, a long-lasting repository effect, and detoxification properties.
Hydroxocobalamin can be easily converted into active B12 coenzymes, which makes it a particularly good form of B12 with which to supply the body. A large percentage of the vitamin B12 in the human body is stored in the form of hydroxocobalamin.
Natural, bioactive Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) exists in various chemical forms, each with different roles in the body. The natural forms of vitamin B12 that are directly active in the body are referred to as "bioactive coenzymes." Synthetic forms of vitamin B12, such as the commonly used cyanocobalamin, do not have direct vitamin activity and must be converted by the body into a usable form.
Methylcobalamin is one of the two natural bioactive coenzymes of vitamin B12. It can be directly utilized by the body without conversion and is known for its excellent bioavailability.
Methylcobalamin is the predominant form of vitamin B12 in the blood and cell plasma. Along with folic acid, it plays a role in the cell plasma as part of the methylation cycle, which is important for numerous central physiological processes such as cell division and the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters. Methylcobalamin is also involved in the breakdown of homocysteine. It supports healthy nerve metabolism and contributes to normal psychological function.
Health Benefits of Vitamin B12 According to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
Vitamin B12 contributes to:
- Normal energy metabolism
- Normal nervous system functioning
- Normal homocysteine metabolism
- Normal cognitive function
- Normal erythropoiesis
- Normal immune system functioning
- The reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- Cell division