Tri-B12 Synergy 5mg
- Combines three different forms of vitamin B12: hydroxycobalamin, adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin
- High dose of bioavailable and active forms of B12
- Clean sourcing from Europe
- Suggested Use
What is Tri B12 Synergy?
AOR’s Tri B12 Synergy is a combination of three independent and active forms of Vitamin B12. Methylcobalamin, Hydroxocobalamin and Adenosylcobalamin are three distinct cobalamin factors, each with their own unique benefits. When taken together, they provide an appropriate dose of bioavailable and active forms of B12 for comprehensive support in replenishing a deficiency. Vitamin B12 deficiencies can be caused by poor diet, impaired microbiota, or malabsorption, which is caused by diseases such as Crohn’s or Celiac or use of proton pump inhibitors such as antacids. Populations at particular risk include the elderly, vegans, smokers, chronic antibiotic use and even genetic factors. AOR has sourced its ingredients from European suppliers certified under the “Green Chemistry” certification system.
How Does It Work?
Vitamin B12 is used as a co-factor in enzymatic processes, which facilitate reactions in the body, like a key turning on a car ignition. Each form of cobalamin – methyl, hydroxyl, adenosyl – is vital to different cellular processes. Because in their absence key physiologic processes are compromised, a deficiency in B12 may cause a variety of symptoms over time, from fatigue to increased cardiovascular risks, poor balance, and cognitive changes or depression.
The Power of Three
Methylcobalamin is involved in the critical metabolic process called methylation, as well as the production of red blood cells, neurotransmitter and DNA synthesis, and homocysteine recycling, which is important for heart health.
Adenosylcobalamin is active within the mitochondria (the powerhouse) of cells to support metabolic function, including carbohydrate and fat metabolism, energy production and to maintain a healthy nervous system.
Hydroxocobalamin acts as a precursor to both the above forms and has independent detoxifying actions. It is also bound to the body’s own transport molecules and serves as storage for later conversion, ensuring a longer-lasting supply.
In a review on the several forms of vitamin B12, authors Thakkar and Billa (2015) state that both methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin are essential with their own distinct functions. They concluded that it would be more beneficial to treat a vitamin B12 deficiency with a combination of methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin or hydroxocobalamin (or cyanocobalamin). As well, oral supplementation (ie. Tablet, capsule or liquid) has been shown to be as effective as an intramuscular injection for treating a B12 deficiency.
In a 2016 review by Rizzo et al., the authors describe the unique function(s) of each form of cobalamin: Cyanocobalamin and hydroxycobalamin are provitamin forms of B12 that require activation by methylcobalamin or adenosylcobalamin. Adenosylcobalamin works within the mitochondria of cells and when it becomes deficient, this can lead to disrupted communication between nerve cells. Methylcobalamin is responsible for recycling and reducing levels of homocysteine (a marker of cardiovascular disease). The authors also noted that in cases of genetic mutations (also called “polymorphisms”), alternative forms of cobalamin such as methylcobalamin and hydroxycobalamin could improve the effectiveness of supplementation in vegetarians, who are at risk of a B12 deficiency.
A prospective observational study tested the efficacy of using methylcobalamin B12 to treat anemia in children. In this study 28 children with macrocytic anemia (a form of anemia where red blood cells are larger than normal, due to either a vitamin B12 or folate deficiency) were supplemented with methylcobalamin for one month. At the end of the treatment period there was a significant increase in hemoglobin levels, and a significant improvement (decrease) in red blood cell size. Researchers also noted significant improvements in platelet counts and vitamin B12 levels.
Directions (Adults): Dissolve one lozenge under the tongue first thing in the morning, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.
Suggested Usage: Methylcobalamin, Hydroxocobalamin and Adenosylcobalamin are active sources of vitamin B12, each form with its own unique benefits. When combined, they quickly help replenish any Vitamin B12 deficiency in the body and assist it in metabolizing carbohydrates, fats and proteins. They also help in the formation of red blood cells.
- Vitamin B12 Deficiency
- Malabsorption Issues
- High-Risk Groups
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Cautions: Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 4 months. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.
Serving Size: 1 Lozenge Servings Per Container: 60 Per Serving Vitamin B12 5 mg MecobalActive 3.5 mg Hydroxocobalamin 1 mg Adenosylcobalamin 500 mcg Non-medical ingredients: Hydroxypropyl cellulose, ascorbyl palmitate, rice syrup, xylitol, microcrystalline cellulose, and distilled water.