For many, the holidays proved difficult for sticking to healthy routines. And it can be even harder to be motivated to prioritize your overall wellness throughout the year. But incorporating a healthy diet, exercise and supplements into your routine may help you work towards sticking to your New Year wellness goals.
When your metabolism works optimally, it does a great job of supporting overall wellness. Recently, Dr. Nicole Avena, consultant for Jarrow Formulas, conducted a satellite media tour to share insights on how to support cellular energy production and gave tips on how to evaluate your daily nutrition and balance your diets with supplements such as vitamin B12.
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/f7VxR7tOVSQ
Ideally, we would all absorb optimal amounts of nutrients through a well-balanced diet – but this can be difficult to achieve. To support immune health, it’s important to evaluate daily nutrition and balance our diets with efficacious, scientifically based supplements. The Methyl B-12 from Jarrow Formulas, for example, is naturally recognized by your body, so it is delivered to your cells more effectively than a non-methyl B12 – all to support energy production at the cellular level.* Even more, Jarrow Formula’s Methyl B-12 is the perfect complement to a plant-based diet as it provides the same form of B12 found in animal-based food, and in a vegan chewable tablet.
Methyl B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin and is the metabolically active and bioavailable form of vitamin B12 that helps support brain and nerve health, cellular energy production and sleep.* Together with folic acid, it also helps to reduce homocysteine levels to support good health.*
Jarrow Formulas Methyl B12 is a vitamin supplement especially useful for vegetarians and people over 50 to help support adequate vitamin B12 levels. However, adequate Methyl B-12 status over the whole lifecycle is needed for optimal health. The suggested usage of our Methyl B-12 is to dissolve in mouth or chew 1 tablet per day or as directed by your qualified healthcare professional.
Risk Factors for Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Advancing age and diet are the primary risk factors for low vitamin B12 levels. It is recommended that people over 50 consider supplements and vitamin B12-fortified foods. Indeed, up to 40 percent of older individuals may have reduced stomach acid, which impairs absorption of vitamin B12.* Diet is a major risk factor for inadequate vitamin B12 levels. The best sources of vitamin B12 are animal products, such as meat, eggs, and fish. Therefore, strict vegetarians (those who eat no animal products) are at considerable risk.
Jarrow Formulas has been carefully crafting vitamins, minerals and supplements since 1977. Informed by strong scientific research, Jarrow Formulas’ products have the potential to support and promote optimal health.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
About Dr. Nicole Avena
Dr. Nicole Avena is a research neuroscientist and a pioneer in the field of food addiction. Her seminal research work jump-started a new field of exploration in medicine and nutrition. She is an expert in diet during pregnancy and baby, toddler and childhood nutrition.
Dr. Avena received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Psychology from Princeton University, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at The Rockefeller University in New York City.