Vitamin B-12 is one of eight compounds that are collectively referred to as B-complex vitamins. B-12 is needed to make red blood cells, produce energy, synthesize DNA during cell division and to maintain normal cognitive function — especially short-term memory and mood. B-12 from food and oral supplements is absorbed in the intestines with the help of intrinsic factor, a compound secreted in the stomach.
How does it work?
What is it?
*Results may vary.
Expect to lose 1-2 lbs. a week
This supplement is meant to be put under your tongue and absorbed through the mucosal membrane that lines your mouth. Substances absorbed under the tongue get into the bloodstream without having to go through the gastrointestinal tract. You’re not supposed to swallow while a B-12 spray is dissolving under your tongue, otherwise the vitamin ends up in your stomach and defeats the purpose. The amount of B-12 your body needs daily is only between 2.4 and 2.8 micrograms, but its poor absorption means you need to take more if supplementing.
Recommended Dosage: As a dietary supplement, Depress (3) sprays twice daily or as recommended by a physician.
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