B12 for anyone – but especially for elderly, vegans and vegetarians!
Valens B12 is a convenient food supplement in the form of an oral spray with a pleasant cherry flavor. It contains methylcobalamin, a naturally active form of vitamin B12. Our oral application makes the product easier to use and ensures better absorption which can start immediately upon reaching the surface of the mouth. This is especially important with people who have limited absorption in the digestive system.
Foods of animal origin are a major source of B12 in the human diet, therefore B12 supplementation is also recommended to vegans and vegetarians.
In 1 spray (0.2 ml):
- Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin): 250 µg (10000% NRV*)
* NRV – Nutrient Reference Value
Water, sweetener: xylitol (25 %), cherry flavor, thickening agent: xanthan gum, preservative: potassium sorbate, acid: citric acid, vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin).
Shake well before every use. The recommended dose is 1 spray per day. Spray directly into your mouth.
Store in a dry and dark place at a temperature not exceeding 25ᵒC. Once opened, use within 6 months.
What role does B12 play in the human body?
Among others vitamin B12 contributes to:
- normal psychological function
- normal energy-yielding metabolism
- reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- normal functioning of the nervous system
- normal red blood cell formation
Can vegans and vegetarians consume enough B12 with food only?
The sole source of vitamin B12 are meat and meat products. Food of vegetable origin does not contain vitamin B12 – the only exception are some mushroom species. Taking B12 in the form of food supplements is recommended for those who are on a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Which food is rich with B12?
|Shellfish||85 g||84 µg|
|Salmon||85 g||4.9 µg|
|Canned tuna||85 g||2.5 µg|
|Beef||85 g||1.5 µg|
|Ham||85 g||1.5 µg|
|Greek Yoghurt||85 g||0.75 µg|
|Milk||1 glass||1.2 µg|
|Eggs||1 (big)||0.6 µg|
|Chicken||85 g||0.3 µg|
What is B-Complex?
B-complex is a class of water-soluble vitamins hat have a chemically distinct compound but often coexist in the same foods. Food supplements that contain the whole specter of vitamin B are commonly named B-Complex. There are eight B vitamins: thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), B6, biotin (B7), folic acid/folate (B9), B12.
They all have names and number. Some are better known by their names, while the others by the number.