Finding enough energy to get though your day can be hard. Finding a healthy approach is even harder! Energy drinks, coffee, pop and many other stimulant-based regimens can leave the body drained in the end, or are loaded with sugar leading to potential weight gain and health disorders.
NOW® B12 Instant Energy packets provide a unique blend of natural health ingredients that support energy production and metabolism. With 2000 mcg of multi-source B12 and a full complement of essential B vitamins, chromium, and creatine cofactors, our formula provides key nutrients that facilitate the efficient use of dietary proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Vitamin B12 is the “engine” of this formula. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble B vitamin that plays a key role in the function of many body systems including the brain, nervous system, blood formation, general cellular metabolism, DNA synthesis, protein metabolism and fatty acid metabolism. Only bacteria can produce vitamin B12 – fungi, plants and animals do not contain Vitamin B12! It only exists in foods/plants due to bacterial symbiosis, or in animal tissue due to consumption or production by bacteria in the gut. Signs of deficiency of this crucial vitamin are fatigue, depression, poor memory, mood imbalance including mania and psychosis, anemia, loss of balance, and numbness or tingling in the arms and legs. Since plant sources provide little to no B12, vegans and vegetarians are recommended to supplement with B12. Absorption is also a challenge as Vitamin B12 mainly relies on a substance called intrinsic factor in the gut to aid Vitamin B12 absorption. Many people are deficient in this substance – especially people over the age of 50 – making supplementation important. Those who have had gastro-intestinal surgery, or suffer from Crohn’s or Celiac disease may also have problems absorbing vitamin B12. Research has found absorption rates for B12 to be in the range of 1 – 2%, thus the reason for high supplemental dosage rates needed in the range of 1,000 to 10,000mcg.
There are several different forms of Vitamin B12 used in supplements – two main forms that are legal for use in Canada are cyanocobalamin and methylcobalamin. NOW B12 Instant Energy uses both these forms – here’s why. Methylcobalamin is one of the active coenzyme forms of Vitamin B12, and absorbs at higher rates than cyanocobalamin. Methylcobalamin is more active in brain and nerve tissues. But, another form is active in the human body – adenosylcobalamin (also known as dibencoside). This active coenzyme form has advantages over methylcobalamin in energizing the remaining systems in the body. Only cyanocobalamin can convert into adenosylcobalamin, therefore it is important to include both cyanocobalamin and methylcobalamin forms in a B12 formula for total body energy. Also, another reason to use cyanocobalamin is that it is a storage and transportation form of Vitamin B12 (along with another form called hydroxocobalamin), and therefore can be drawn upon when needed and converted by the liver into the two active forms of B12 (methylcobalamin and adenosylcobalamin), and the other storage/transportation form hydroxocobalamin.
NOW B12 Instant Energy combines a dual-source of B12 with the complex B vitamins to help produce energy from food. Added chromium helps balance blood sugar levels helping to maintain energy levels and support immune and muscle function. Creatine is included in the formula to provide energy for muscle tissue and aid recovery from exercise. NOW B12 Instant Energy is ideal for use for athletes and physically active individuals, seniors, undernourished individuals, vegetarians/vegans, and those suffering from mental and physical exhaustion.
Women who are pregnant and breastfeeding should avoid use of this product. If you suffer from a kidney disorder and/or diabetes, you should consult with a healthcare practitioner before using. With the convenience of single –serve packets and a refreshing natural citrus taste that is free of artificial flavours and preservatives, our Instant Energy formula is designed to meet the daily, physical demands of busy, health-conscious consumers. Just mix one packet in 50ml or more of water, juice, or your favourite beverage and consume. You may also take the powder directly from the packet. And because it doesn’t contain refined sugar, caffeine or other stimulants, it eliminates the jolt and crash effect typically experienced after consuming most energy drinks. It is sweetened with Xylitol and only contains 2 calories per packet, so it won’t hurt your waistline or ruin your tooth enamel like other sugars. And at only about 26 cents per packet serving, it cost a lot less than many energy shots and drinks. NOW B12 Instant Energy works fast and is designed to last.
Instant Energy… Naturally.
- Supports Energy Production
- Fast-acting and Long-lasting
- Avoids “jolt and crash” effect of typical energy drinks
- Two forms of B-12 (2,000 mcg) featuring Active Co-Enzyme Form
- Boosts Metabolism
- Convenient Single-serve Packets
- Refreshing Natural Citrus Taste
- No Artificial Flavours
- Natural sweeteners
- Extremely Affordable
Uniquely free of sugars or caffeine, NOW® B12 Instant Energy is your best choice for a natural, healthy energy boost.