Bio-B12® 60 Vegetarian Capsules

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  • Item Number: TR1031
  • Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule(s)
  • Servings per Container: 60
  • Amount per Container: 60 Vegetarian Capsules
  • Price per Serving: $0.28
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  • Availability: 42 In Stock
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  • MFG # B120
  • UPC # 693749120032
  • In order for vitamin B12 to be absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract‚ it first needs to be bound in the stomach to a protein called R-protein. In the intestines pancreatic proteases cause the R-protein to release vitamin B12 to bind with intrinsic factor‚ making it absorbable. Thorne's Bio-B12 contains methylcobalamin (an active form of vitamin B12) and folic acid in a base of papain. Papain is a potent protein-digesting enzyme from papaya that also results in the release of vitamin B12 from the R-protein‚ thus facilitating the absorption process. Zinc picolinate is included for support of the pancreas‚ which produces other digestive enzymes that facilitate the absorption process.

    Methylcobalamin (an active form of vitamin B12) is essential for recycling homocysteine and the formation of methyl donors involved in cardiovascular function‚ sleep‚ blood cell formation‚ and nerve function. Most vitamin B12 supplements contain cyanocobalamin; however‚ the liver must first "detoxify" the cyanide molecule and attach a methyl group to form methylcobalamin from the cyanocobalamin. Methylcobalamin is already in the biologically active‚ tissue-ready form. Evidence indicates the body utilizes methylcobalamin more efficiently than it does cyanocobalamin. Research shows the quantity of cobalamin detected following a small oral dose of methylcobalamin is similar to the amount following administration of cyanocobalamin; but significantly more cobalamin accumulates in liver tissue following administration of methylcobalamin. Human urinary excretion of methylcobalamin is about one-third that of a similar dose of cyanocobalamin‚ indicating substantially greater tissue retention.



    These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose‚ treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.

Official Website: http://www.thorne.com

Serving Size: One Capsule

Amount Per Serving / % DV

Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 1mg / 16‚667%
Folic Acid 800mcg / 200%
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate) 15mg / 100%
Papain† 75mg / *

*Daily Value (DV) not established.
†An enzyme derived from Papaya (Carica papaya).

Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule‚ microcrystalline cellulose‚ silicon dioxide.

Take 1 capsule one to three times daily or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner.

If pregnant‚ consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product. Use only if bottle is sealed. Store tightly sealed in a cool‚ dry place.

  • Corn Free
  • Gluten Free
  • GMP Certification
  • Made In The Usa
  • Nuts Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Yeast Free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Vegetarian Product
  • Dairy Free
  • Egg Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Soy Free
  • Artificial Color Free
  • Artificial Flavor Free
  • Artificial Sweetener Free
  • Magnesium Stearate Free

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Overall Rating for Bio-B12® 60 Vegetarian Capsules

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5 6 Based on 6 reviews

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    from San Francisco

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    5/21/2014

    Great for the health- and price-consciou

    This is the first time Ive tried Bio-B12 from Thorne on a friends recommendation. It meets my needs in terms of a vegetarian B12 option. Ive now used it for 2 weeks and while I havent experienced an immediate boost to my energy am confident that I am now getting at least more of this important vitamin.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from USVI

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    9/16/2013

    Excellent

    I take Bio-B12 for an energy boost during the day.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Boston

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    2/17/2013

    Great!

    B-12 is so important for vegetarians and especially vegans. Bio-B12 is a great product.

    Pros

      I like the company and the price.

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    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Washington, DC

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    1/23/2013

    A Noticeable Difference

    I decided to try Bio-B12 because the description said it was an alternative to sublinguals and I had been trouble finding a sublingual that didnt have sugar preservatives or artificial ingredients. I take two of these idea and it really helps with my energy levels. I also like the added folic acid for my red blood cells so it is a good comprehensive formula. I also like that it doesnt have a lot of fillers (like with all Thorne products) and the price is very reasonable!

    Pros

      pure formulation inexpensive

    Cons

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Seattle WA

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    12/07/2012

    Bio B 12

    This is only the second time Ive used Bio-B12 so I am still waiting to see how effective it is. If it works well I will continue to buy it because it is so much easier to take than the recommended sublingual form. Ive never been disappointed with Thorne Research before so I am anticipating to have good results. The only reason I am giving Bio-B12 a three star rating is because I havent been taking it long enough yet. As far as Pure Formulas - they get a 5 star from me. I dont know any other company that offers free shipping on any order and items always arrive quickly. Ive never had any problems with an order. Thank you Pure Formulas for your great service and Thorne Research for producing such amazing products!

    Pros

      Not sublingual Its Thorne :)

    Cons

      A little more pricey if you are needing to take four a day in order to rebound from a deficiency.

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     
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    from Olympia

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    2/26/2011

    Doctor approved

    I ordered this product because it is less expensive than the brand that my doctor prescribed. When I told him that I wanted to take a Thorne brand of b-12 he said that Thorne is a great brand!

    I would recommend this item to a friend.

     

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