Also known as Vitamin B12, Cyanocabalamin is a man-made form of vitamin B12 used to prevent and treat low blood levels of this vitamin. All vitamin B12 compounds contain the cobalt atom in its trivalent state. There are at least three active forms: cyanocobalamin, hydroxocobalmin and nitrocobalamin. Vitamin B12 is a component of a coenzyme which takes part in the shift of carboxyl groups within molecules. As such it has an influence on nucleic acid syntheses, fat metabolism, conversion of carbohydrate to fat and metabolism of glycine, serine, methionine and chlorine. The cobalt gives this water-soluble vitamin its red color. Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk and milk products (ie: cheese). Vitamin B12 is generally not present in plant foods, but fortified breakfast cereals are a readily available source of vitamin B12.
Packaging: 100 gram packet