Not all forms of vitamin B12 and folic acid show the same level of efficacy. Conventional supplements often contain only synthetic forms of these vitamins, which must first be converted into biologically active forms by the body before they can be utilised. Sunday Natural Vitamin B12 + Folic Acid provides a full spectrum of natural and bioactive forms of both vitamin B12 and folic acid.
Conventional vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements usually contain only one active ingredient for each vitamin. However, several active forms of B12 and folic acid occur in our bodies and in natural foods. All forms exhibit different effects and are metabolised in part via different pathways, resulting in absorption rates unique to every individual. By combining two high-quality active ingredient complexes containing all their active and natural cofactors, both vitamins can be optimally absorbed.
Although standard practice to supply vitamin B12 in an isolated, synthetic context, our pioneering MH3A® formula offers the vitamin in the same way as it occurs in food: as a mixture of all three natural and bioactive forms, which allows the natural synergistic effects between them to occur (they each fulfil completely different tasks in the body and have different focal points of action). Our MH3A® formula contains these three forms of vitamin B12 in an equal ratio, spread across a total of five active forms of B12. This formula thus provides a foundational supply of vitamin B12 as found in nature, where all three forms are always found in a harmonious combination, both in our bodies and in the foods we eat. In contrast, the majority of products available on the market contain only one of the three B12 active ingredients: either methylcobalamin, hydroxocobalamin or adenosylcobalamin.
In order to achieve wide structural diversity, our unique Folate Complex Ultra consists of a combination of three premium folates: the two most bioactive L-methylfolates available, the glucosamine salt Quatrefolic® and the highly available calcium salt Magnafolate® Pro, and a full spectrum of natural folates obtained from an extract of lemon peel. Both patented ingredients provide 99.9% pure L-methylfolate and complement each other by quickly and effectively allowing the absorption of bioactive L-5-MTHF through different metabolic pathways. Quatrefolic® can be directly utilised by the body. It is a patented ingredient in which methylfolate is bound to glucosamine (a natural component of many body tissues) for stabilisation, ensuring high effectiveness throughout its long shelf life. Magnafolate® Pro consists of highly bioavailable L-methylfolate in the form of L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate bound to calcium salt in a patented C-Crystal form. It ensures an extremely high absorption rate: first-pass absorption allows 76% of the active ingredient into the blood (it can even cross the blood–brain barrier). Due to their extreme purity, high stability and outstanding bioavailability, Quatrefolic® and Magnafolate® Pro are the two highest quality and most effective forms of L-methylfolate.
The advantage of lozenges is their ability to be directly absorbed through the mucous membrane of the mouth by means of passive diffusion. The citamins can then enter the bloodstream directly, without first passing through the liver—as would be the case with intestinal absorption. As a result, any potential digestive difficulties in the gut can be completely avoided, significantly increasing bioavailability.
Our high-quality lozenges are based on non-GMO guar gum, allowing us to completely omit the controversial yet common additives in conventional lozenges, including magnesium stearate, sweeteners, colourings and animal products such as gelatine.