Cyanocobalamin is one of two coenzymes forms of B12. Evidence indicates that Cyanocobalamin has some metabolic and therapeutic applications not shared by the other forms of vitamin B12. Cyanocobalamin, the second coenzyme, is the most common form of B12 provided at physician offices and in over the counter supplements. Cyanocobalamin must be first broken down within the liver only to produce small amounts of Cyanocobalamin which the body can utilize.
Cyanocobalamin is a very effective treatment for B12 deficiencies commonly found in patients suffer from disease or have nutritional deficits (such as ultra low calorie diets).
Benefits and Uses
Benefits of Cyanocobalamin supplementation include;
- Assists in the reduction of elevated Homocysteine. Elevated Homocysteine has been linked to increased cardiovascular risk of disease.
- Proven beneficial for symptoms of depression (i.e., supporting the production of serotonin and melatonin)
- acts as a methyl donor and participates in the synthesis of SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine), a nutrient that has powerful mood elevating properties.
- Supports Immune system regulation
- Repair of damaged myelin sheath
- acts to reverse nerve damage and promote nerve cell regeneration
- Increased metabolic function
- Supports healthy red blood cells and is used to treat Anemia
- Protects against neurological disease and aging
- Improvement of mental dysfunction in the elderly
- Supportive treatment in HIV
- Useful in protocols for asthma and sulfite sensitivities
- necessary for the conversion of methylmalonate to succinic acid, an important Krebs cycle intermediate in energy production