Active Mind supplement formula – vitamin B12 (cobalamin)
Maintaining good condition and proper functioning of the nervous system depends on a number of factors, including our diet. Thanks to the varied nutrition and the right ingredients, we can prevent some irregularities.
To this end, specialists repeatedly recommend taking care of the optimal content of B vitamins. Their properties are recommended primarily to people with increased demand, e.g. sportsmen, corporate employees, shift workers or officials. Virtually every person exposed to prolonged stress or excessive involvement of the nervous system should remember about their beneficial role for everyday functioning. Particular attention should be paid to vitamin B12, which turns out to have multidimensional application for the body.
What do we call vitamin B12?
The above is referred to cobalamin compounds (e.g. cyanocobalamin or methylcobalamin) that are successfully stored in the liver. Vitamin B12 is the last component inscribed in representatives of the B group, which, like the rest, plays a fundamental role in maintaining the proper functionality of the nervous system. Scientific literature has repeatedly mentioned cobalamin as an essential ingredient in the synthesis of other important active ingredients. In turn, its deficiencies may prove to be dangerous for the entire system.
What are the natural sources of vitamin B12
It is difficult to clearly estimate the daily requirement for cobalamin. There are a large number of factors conditioning different standards for demand. Age, level of physical activity, body weight or the current physiological condition of the body can determine for each person smaller or larger differences in daily intake. Nevertheless, it is assumed that the average content of vitamin B12 in an adult human is in the range of 2 to 3 mg. Experts point out that the most valuable sources for the daily diet are animal products.
Content in 100g
Animal offal (e.g. veal, pork and beef liver)
Over 20 µg
Fatty fish (e.g. salmon, herring, mackerel)
From 5 to 20 µg
Maturing cheese species, eggs, veal and beef, some fish (e.g. cod, pollock)
From 1 to 5 µg
Poultry and pork meat, milk and its products (e.g. kefir, yogurt, cream)
Up to 1 µg
It is not difficult to guess that the level of absorption of vitamin B12 is limited and does not allow it to absorb its total content. Although a balanced and varied diet allows you to cover your daily needs, additional supplementation will be a good solution. You can’t forget about people who shun all kinds of animal products. It is true that vegans and vegetarians can obtain cobalamin, among others from fermented soybeans or some species of marine algae (e.g. spirulina), but not everyone has to be in favor of these products. Therefore, supplements with an optimally selected and concentrated portion of vitamin B12 show a convenient way to enrich your daily diet.
The effects of vitamin B12 deficiency
- Persistent weakness and tiredness
- Headaches and bothersome dizziness
- Focusing problems
- Paresthesia of the fingers and toes
- Balance problems (especially in the form of insecure gait)
- Cognitive irregularities
- Improper sensation of temperature and pain
- Apathy and excessive nervous behavior disorders
- Problems with feeling – touch, vibration and deep
- A marked decrease in mood with a tendency to depression
What are the properties and benefits of vitamin B12?
B vitamins are components whose properties are inseparably linked to the maintenance and regulation of the proper functioning of the nervous system. Especially when talking about situations of intense psychophysical involvement, which may require additional adaptation to the exhaustive nature of performed activities (e.g. prolonged work at the computer, dynamic strength and endurance training or increased focus). Cobalamin is often combined in drugs and dietary supplements with other ingredients, including vitamins (e.g. B6, folic acid, niacin) or minerals (e.g. magnesium, potassium, zinc), which allows for real synergy in the optimization of the nervous system.
Antioxidant support for the nervous system and circulation
In the first place among the properties of vitamin B12 should be mentioned its real participation in the process of detoxification of the nervous system. All thanks to the positive effect on the metabolism of homocysteine (an extremely unfavorable substance resulting from cysteine transformations), which in excessive amounts contributes to the development of a number of dangerous consequences, including neuron degradation, impairment of communication signal transmission between cells of the nervous system, irregularities in the structure of vascular structures (e.g. thickening of the artery walls) and the resulting disorders of normal circulation. Excess homocysteine is mentioned many times as a cause of serious diseases, e.g. strokes or hypertension.
Help in reducing fatigue and weariness
Vitamin B12, like pyridoxine, niacin or choline, is a component that has a direct impact on neurotransmission reactions. Cobalamin is a coenzyme involved in the formation of a number of important neurotransmitters – dopamine, noradrenaline and serotonin. They determine the efficiency of sending nerve information within the nervous system, which allows for sufficiently quick response and excitability during everyday activities. Deficiencies in these neurotransmitters translate into a persistent feeling of exhaustion, faster fatigue or problems with concentration.
On the other hand, vitamin B12 can counteract fatigue by affecting carbohydrate metabolism. Maintaining an adequate supply of cobalamin allows for the effective breakdown of complex sugars into simple forms (e.g. glucose), which are a direct source of energy for the nervous system, muscles and the entire body. It can therefore be assumed that vitamin B12 has real application in maintaining an adequate metabolic rate.
Maintaining the proper functioning of the nervous system
Maintaining the appropriate level of these neurotransmitters supports the nervous system on many levels. In addition to directly participating in reducing fatigue and fatigue, vitamin B12 promotes the regulation of normal psychological functions. The quality of concentration, logical thinking, remembering or associating facts also depends on the current level of cobalamin. Deficiencies of vitamin B12 quite strongly translate into the effectiveness of the above functions, as well as less resistance to the increasing psychophysical load.
What are the other benefits of vitamin B12?
- Participates and supports the proper production of red blood cells (erythrocytes)
- It contributes to the preventive maintenance of the proper condition of the cardiovascular system
- Takes part in cell division
- Supports the proper functioning of the immune system
- It helps in maintaining good condition of the skin and its products
Why was vitamin B12 included in the Labosal Active Mind product?
The use of cobalamin in the Labosal brand preparation is a functional complement to the entire formula. The portion of vitamin B12 proposed in the Active Mind supplement allows, among others for real counteraction of the effects of excessive amounts of homocysteine, provides optimal protection of neurons against neurodegenerative processes and helps maintain the proper condition of blood vessels. In addition, vitamin B12 is a good supplement for other ingredients in the product, including Gotukola, Rhodiola, magnesium and vitamin B6. Such a comprehensive combination allows for effective reduction of the consequences of excessive psychophysical fatigue and provides appropriate support for adaptation to the conditions of intensive involvement of the nervous system. Choose wisely and wisely – preferably with Labosal Active Mind!