More on the four types of B12 – (Posted late on 01/10/16 from 01/07/16)

The most active form of Vitamin B12 in the human body is Methylcobalamin. Now here is the technical part: Methylcobalamin converts homocysteine into methionine. Methionine helps protect our cardiovascular systems. This form of B12 also is there to offer protection to our nervous systems. Without assistance, it happens to cross the blood-brain barrier and starts the human body’s biochemical reactions.

Cyanocobalamin happens to be the synthetic version of the vitamin B12. This form is created in a laboratory. It is the cheapest form of B12 to purchase, but on the flipside, it is the form that offers the most stable form of the vitamin even though its stability comes from the presence of a cyanide molecule. This is worrisome to many because of the cyanide. What you have to explain is that the amount of cyanide in this synthetic B12 vitamin is not dangerous, but it require that the body is able to expend enough energy to convert the cyanide and remove it from the body.

The third type of B12, if you remember from yesterday, is Hydroxocobalamin which you are about to discover is created naturally from bacteria. This form of vitamin B12 is the main type that is found in most foods. Hydroxocobalamin easily converts into methylcobalamin in the body and is commonly used via injection for those suffering from B12 deficiency. It is also commonly used as a treatment for cyanide poisoning.

Lastly, if you recall, Adenosylcobalamin is formed during the energy formation that occurs during the Citric Acid cycle. This form of B12, although it occurs naturally, is the least stable form of the vitamin. It does not translate well into a tablet-based supplement like comes in the Cyanocobalamin version of the vitamin. Vegansafe™ has been known to stabilize this form of B12.

Can you explain all this? If not, study up further so that you are able to show your senior clients that With Age Comes Respect.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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