Vitamin B12 is present in foods of animal origin, including dairy products and eggs. Thus, vegetarians are more susceptible to a dietary deficiency of this important nutrient.1 Likewise, vitamin B12 serum concentrations are reported to be significantly lower in elderly population groups compared to younger groups.2-5 It is estimated that 10% to 30% of individuals over the age of 50 have low stomach acid secretion6,7 which results in decreased bioavailability of vitamin B12 from food. To overcome food-bound vitamin B12 malabsorption problems, the Institute of Medicine recommends that vitamin B12-fortified foods (such as fortified ready-to-eat breakfast cereals) or supplements containing vitamin B12 be used to meet much of the requirement.8 Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, works synergistically with vitamin B6 and folate to regenerate (methylate) the amino acid methionine, which helps to maintain already healthy homocysteine levels within normal range, which is important for heart health.9-12
Liposomes are microscopic spheres that form a “bubble” to encase therapeutic agents inside a hollow space within. This allows the therapeutic agents to be protected from the destructive elements of the digestive system which enables them to be transported right to the bloodstream and cells. The use of liposomes is referred to as liposomal encapsulation within the science community.
After years of research, MaxHealth Labs introduced a proprietary supplement delivery system that utilizes liposomes. As a result of this technology, the liposomal microspheres are designed to deliver the given nutrient intracellularly to increase absorption, while preventing digestive discomfort that is sometimes associated with oral supplements.