Vitamin B12, also known by its various chemical forms of hydroxocobalamin, methylcobalamin, or cyanocobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that is needed for DNA synthesis, red blood cell and nervous tissue development, and energy production through carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Vitamin B12 can also help regulate mood and appetite, key factors associated with overeating. While vitamin B12 is readily found in meat and dairy products, its absorption can be impaired by its lack of availability (as in the case of vegetarians) or in those with various gastrointestinal conditions (i.e. celiac/gluten insensitivity, gastric bypass surgery, Crohn’s disease, etc.). Vitamin B12 deficiencies can manifest as a host of symptoms including mood disturbances, muscle weakness, unsteady gait, vision problems, and even dementia.
Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin that
can be found in many dietary sources like fruits and
vegetables. However, factors like stress, obesity, and regular alcohol intake can decrease Vitamin C levels in your body. Vitamin C participates in many roles in
the body. These include: supporting immune, cerebrovascular, cardiac and eye health;
maintaining healthy cartilage, bones, and teeth; assisting with iron absorption. It is also an
important cofactor in collagen synthesis and acts as a powerful antioxidant.
Our amino acid blend contains glutamine, ornithine,
arginine, lysine, citrulline, and carnitine. Amino acids are the
all important building blocks of proteins. Most people think
of “protein” simply as a nutrient used by the body to build
muscle. As important as this is, in reality, proteins do much
more than that. Proteins are the “workhorses” of the entire
body, forming the support structure of our cells (keratin in
hair) and tissues (collagen), synthesizing components of the
immune system responsible for defending against bacterial
and viral infection, catalyzing essential metabolic activities
(enzymes), and, yes, forming the “movement” proteins in
muscle. Amino acid supplementation helps the body to
create the tools necessary for numerous bodily functions.
Comprised of sodium chloride, sodium lactate, potassium chloride, calcium chloride, and water this combination of electrolytes is designed to closely match the intrinsic properties of the fluid of your cells. This medical grade solution is commonly used for volume repletion and resuscitation in the healthcare setting, but now can also be readily available to those seeking improved overall health and wellness.