Bevko Methyl B12 plus Methyl Folate - 120 Cherry Lozenges

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120 Cherry Lozenges

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Vitamin B12 is different than other water-soluble nutrients because some B12 is usually stored in some organs, mainly the liver, the kidney, and other tissues. Consequently, the symptoms and signs of B12 deficiency may not appear until after 5-6 years of poor intake or reduced absorption. This essential vitamin helps maintain healthy brain, nerve, and red blood cells, and also assists in red blood cell formation.

Folic Acid, also known as vitamin B9, helps the body make new cells and plays a major role in preventing birth defects of the spine. Because Folic Acid supplementation can mask signs of B12 deficiency, it's very important to take Folic Acid in combination with B12.

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take one (1) or more lozenges daily or as recommended by your physician or health care professional. Dissolve one lozenge under the tongue or chew thoroughly and swallow.

CAUTION: If pregnant or lactating, use under the direction of your physician or healthcare provider.

Importance of Vitamin B12

B12 helps:

  • form red blood cells
  • the function of all of the body’s cells, most importantly the brain cells, nerve cells, and red blood cells.
  • rebuild important genetic materials called nucleic acids.
  • reduce certain forms of anemia
  • reduce homocysteine levels

Homocysteine

Along with vitamin B6 and folic acid, B12 may help patients who do not get enough of these important nutrients to reduce their homocysteine blood levels. Homocysteine is an amino acid, and having too much of it is considered to be a risk factor for heart disease.

High homocysteine levels in the blood can damage the lining of the arteries, and may make blood clot more easily than it should. This can increase the risk of blood vessel blockages, making the individual have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.

Signs of B12 Deficiency

A deficiency in B12 can cause a number of symptoms:

  • impaired nerve function
  • numbness, tingling, burning sensations
  • impaired mental functioning (not unlike Alzheimer’s)
  • depression
  • anemia
  • fatigue

Even though pernicious anemia is the classic symptom of B12 deficiency, the brain and nervous system are affected first!

Folic Acid

Folic acid, well known for its role in preventing birth defects, also provides other health benefits. One of the most important benefits is the reduction of homocysteine levels in the body. High levels of homocysteine have been implicated in conditions such as coronary heart disease, vascular disease, and osteoporosis. Along with B6 and B12, folic acid helps break down homocysteine.

Why Combine B12 and Folic Acid?

Folic acid supplementation can mask signs of B12 deficiency, so it is very important to take folic acid in combination with B12 to avoid B12 deficiency and the conditions such deficiency causes!

Bevko's B12 Plus Folic Acid

Bevko’s B12 Plus Folic Acid lozenges contains 5,000 mcg. of methylcobalamin and 800 mcg. of folic acid. Bevko chooses to use the methylcobalamin form of B12, which is preferred over the cyanocobalamin form (note that the prefix cyano refers to cyanide).

References

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  3. van Asselt, DZ; Pasman,JW; van Lier ,HJ; Vingerhoets, DM; Poels, PJ; Kuin, Y; Blom, HJ; and Hoefnagels, WH. Cobalamin supplementation improves cognitive and cerebral function in older, cobalamin-deficient persons. Journals of Gerontology Series A-Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences. 56(12):M775-9, 2001 Dec.
  4. den Heijer, M; Brouwer, IA; Bos, GM; Blom,HJ; van der Put, NM; Spaans, AP; Rosendaal, FR; Thomas, CM; Haak, HL; Wijermans, PW; and Gerrits, WB. Vitamin supplementation reduces blood homocysteine levels: a controlled trial in patients with venous thrombosis and healthy volunteers. [Randomized Controlled Trial] Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology. 18(3):356-61, 1998 Mar.
    Rodrigo, R; Passalacqua, W; Araya, J; Orellana, M; and Rivera, G. Implications of Oxidative Stress and Homocysteine in the Pathophysiology of Essential Hypertension. Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. 42(4):453-461, October 2003.
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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Lozenge
Servings Per Container: 120
 
  Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
 
Vitamin B-12 (as methyl cobalamin) 5000mg 83334%
Folate (as Quatrefolic ® (6S)-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, glucosamine Salt) 800mcg 200%
 
*Daily value not established.
 

Notes:

Other Ingrediants: sorbitol, natural cherry flavor, cherry juice concentrate, vegetable stearic acid, magnesium stearate, croscamellose.  This product is free of corn, wheat, gluten, salt, yeast, sory derivative, fish, crustacean shellfish, dairy, treenuts, peanuts, artificial flavoring, coloring or preservatives.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

KEEP CONTAINER TIGHTLY CLOSED.

Tamper resistant package, do not use if seal is missing.

For optimal storage conditions, store in a cool, dry place.

(59°-77° F / 15°-25° C) (35-65% relative humidity)


Disclaimer:

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.