Vitamin B12

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What's Vitamin B12

What is Vitamin B12

In humans, vitamin B12 comes exclusively from foods of animal origin. People who choose a veggie or a vegan diet, in a strict and prolonged way, must obtain their vitamin B12 by dietary supplements.

The human intestinal flora does not produce vitamin B12 absorbable by the digestive system, even by practicing a raw and strictly vegetable diet. On the contrary, the digestive system tends to degrade the ingested vitamin B12. A deficiency can therefore occur as a result of a non-supplemented vegetable diet.

Benefits of Vitamin B12

  • Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for the normal functioning of the brain (it participates in the synthesis of neurotransmitters), the nervous system (it is essential for maintaining the integrity of the nervous system and especially the myelin sheath that protects the nerves and optimizes their functioning) and the formation of blood.


  • It is one of the eight B vitamins. It is normally involved as a cofactor in the metabolism of each of the cells of the human body, more particularly in the synthesis of DNA and its regulation as well as in the synthesis of fatty acids and in energy production.
Benefits of Vitamin B12
Composition of Vitamin B12

Composition of the food supplement Vitamin B12

The natural food supplements of Organic Valerian are composed of :

Vitamin B12 (7μg, ie 280% VNR*), Organic Acacia fibers, Plant-based coating (hydroxypropylmethylcellulose).