There is a better form of B-12 called Methyl-Cobalamin.
It’s not what we don’t know that bothers me, it’s what we think we know that ain’t so! This discussion on B-12 is illustrative of that point. For many years, consumers have consumed B-12 in the form of cyano-cobalamine. This is the form in many nutritional supplements, even the natural products. So many of us ‘thought’ this form of B-12 must be natural. The problem is that this form of B-12 is not an ortho molecule and is not found naturally in our bodies. There is a better form of B-12 called Methyl-Cobalamin which is an ortho molecule identical to the body’s fully active B-12.
Methyl-Cobalamin is the most biochemically active form of vitamin B-12. Various inherited and lifestyle factors contribute to vitamin B-12 deficiencies. B-12 deficiency can impair such fundamental life processes such as recycling homocysteine, nerve cell signaling, mood and memory management and healthy gene regulation.
In this interview with Dr. Parris Kidd, we will discuss the benefits of Methyl-Cobalamine form of B-12 and what are some of the issues with the commonly used Cyano-Cobalamin form found in most supplements. Does it matter what form you use? Dr. Kidd tells us that it can make a profound difference. Listen to this compelling interview and you decide.
What is an ortho molecule? Ortho molecule is a term coined by Dr. Linus Pauling. An ortho molecule is defined as being necessary for human nutrition and is in the form as found and used in the human body. As such, not all nutritional supplements meet the definition of an ortho molecule. Dr. Kidd suggests that when possible, we should try to get our supplements in the forms that are found in our bodies. Other forms generally will not work as well and may even have some negative issues associated with their use.
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