Vitamin B12, (Cobalamin)

The structure of vitamin B12 is the most complicated complex of all vitamins. Its molecule has similar a porphyrin cycle to that in haem and chlorophylls dyes, but with cobalt as a central atom. Vitamin B12 occurs in several major forms: as hydroxy-, cyano- and methylcobalamin. Vitamin B12 serves as a cofactor, which is involved in several enzymatic reactions. This vitamin is industrially produced through special fermentation using bacteria.

Vitamin B12 contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal homocysteine metabolism, normal psychological function and normal red blood cell formation. Furthermore, it contributes to the normal function of the immune system and reduces tiredness and fatigue. Vitamin B12 also has a role in the process of cell division.

Through the daily consumption of 5 servings of Mana Powder or Mana Drink the intake of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin form) is 11 µg.

Enjoy Mana as part of your varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Mana is suitable for all healthy adults.

Sources of information:

Tolerable upper intake levels for vitamins and minerals, Scientific Commettee on Food, Scientific Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies, EFSA 2006. Online: http://www.efsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/efsa_rep/blobserver_assets/ndatolerableuil.pdf

Vitamin and mineral requirements in human nutrition: report of a joint FAO / WHO expert consultation, Bangkok, Thailand, 21-30 September 1998. Online: http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/42716/9241546123.pdf?sequence=1

Clinical Study:

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.2903/j.efsa.2010.1756/epdf