*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Ingredient information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Material names: Vitamin B12, Cobalamin
Hydroxocobalamin is a unique form of vitamin B12 which is more readily converted into the active coenzyme forms of B12 – adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin, than conventional cyanocobalamin. Hydroxocobalamin bypasses a step of this conversion and is therefore more readily turned into an active and useful form. Both active forms serve different but important functions in the body meaning that individuals who may not know which form they are deficient in can still benefit by supplementing with the hydroxy form.
Hydroxocobalamin is unique in that it is a precursor to both active forms but also provides benefits by detoxifying. Hydroxocobalamin binds to transport molecules that keep it circulating in the blood for some time, this ensures cells have a continuous supply of vitamin B12 for sustained effects. Hydroxocobalamin can also bind to cyanide which can then be excreted in the urine.
Hydroxocobalamin delivers the essential functions of standard vitamin B12 while at the same time binding and eliminating excess cyanide.
- Country of origin: China
- Starting material: Cyancobalamin
- Solvent for extraction: Acetone (>0.5%)
- Stored form: Dark red powder