Why Vitamin B12 is so Important
What is B12’s Function in our Bodies?
B12 is a B vitamin that is found almost solely in meat and animal products. It’s imperative for a host of bodily functions, most of which contribute to healthy energy levels. It prevents anemia, which makes people exhausted and weak. It is responsible for essential blood cell formation, neurological function, and DNA synthesis. It’s also necessary for fat and protein metabolism, which is the absorption of fat and protein by your body.
Why it’s Smart to Take a B12 Supplement?
For people on a vegan, vegetarian, or reduced meat diet, in particular, vitamin B12 deficiency is a significant factor to consider when shopping for supplements. If you don’t consume animal products, your food will almost certainly be low in B12. For athletes, both plant-based and non-plant based, supplementing with B12 is an excellent way to make sure your energy levels stay high and consistent throughout the day.
*We ALWAYS recommend consulting your health care provider before adding supplements to your diet. Everybody’s body is different, and you must have a good understanding of your natural vitamin and mineral levels before you start adding supplements.
Where Does The B12 in GreenPeaks Come From if it’s a Vegan Product?
The B12 in GreenPeaks comes from Cyanocobalamin, which is a non-animal based supplement. Cyanocobalamin is the most popular form of B12 found on shelves today, and it is manufactured through a fermentation process. Cyanocobalamin has a low bioavailability. This means our body doesn’t absorb most of the nutrition found in it. This is why there are high levels of B12 in GreenPeak’s protein powders, to make sure you are getting enough B12 to have a positive effect on your health and energy levels.