Origin: Produced in the laboratory by reducing cyanocobalamin with sodium borohydride in alkaline solution, followed by the addition of methyl iodide.
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Overview: Methylcobalamin is a cobalamin, a form of vitamin B12. It is equivalent physiologically to vitamin B12, and can be used to prevent or treat pathology arising from a lack of vitamin B12 intake (vitamin B12 deficiency).
It is also used in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy, diabetic neuropathy, and as a preliminary treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
- Preventing anemia
- Aiding in red blood cell formation
- Preventing major birth defects
- Supporting bone health
- Preventing osteoporosis
- Reducing risk of macular degeneration
- Improving mood and symptoms of depression
- Preventing the loss of neurons
- Boosting energy
- Decreasing homocysteine which helps improve heart health
- Supporting healthy hair, skin, and nails
Common Dosage: 1 to 25 mcg per day