Vitamin B12 plays a large role as a cofactor in enzymes involved in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, and is required to produce succinyl CoA, an intermediary in the Kreb’s cycle that generates cellular energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Due to its role in the production of ATP, vitamin B12 deficiency is often characterized by fatigue and weakness. Supplementation with methylcobalamin and 5-MTHF has been shown to promote increased energy levels.
Licorice Root Extract
Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza uralensis) has been traditionally used in herbal medicine due to the numerous supportive roles of its active ingredient, glycyrrhizin.
The Methyl B12 formula contains a combination of micronutrients that are crucial for energy metabolism. Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) breaks down in the body into coenzyme A, which plays a large part in energy (ATP) production. Vitamin B6 is a cofactor of enzymatic reactions for metabolism and critical in the synthesis of new tissue and the body’s ability to absorb vitamin B12. Vitamin C cannot be synthesized by humans and is therefore an essential nutrient that must be consumed in the diet. Among its numerous health-promoting properties, vitamin C helps in wound healing, connective tissue formation and the development and maintenance of bones, cartilage, teeth and gums as well as serves as an antioxidant for the maintenance of good health.