"B vitamins are a class of water-soluble vitamins that play important roles in cell metabolism. Though these vitamins share similar names, research shows that they are chemically distinct vitamins that often coexist in the same foods. In general, supplements containing all eight are referred to as a vitamin B complex. Individual B vitamin supplements are referred to by the specific name of each vitamin (e.g., B1, B2, B3 etc.).
Deficiency results in a macrocytic anemia, elevated homocysteine, peripheral neuropathy, memory loss and other cognitive deficits. It is most likely to occur among elderly people, as through the gut declines with age; the autoimmune disease pernicto ious anemia is another common cause. It can also cause symptoms of mania and psychosis. In rare extreme cases, paralysis can result." (source Wikipedia)When presented with an opportunity to review Vita Sciences Maxasorb Vitamin B12 Cream, I was delighted! I take a daily multivitamin which does, of course, have many of the B vitamins. But I also realize that as a lady-of-a-certain-age it might really benefit me to try additional Vitamin B12. What an ideal opportunity!
I realize that the results of any vitamin consumption on one's overall health only takes place after a sufficient period of time. There is no overnight success! I've been using the Maxasorb B12 Cream for a week now - daily. I apply two pumps to my inner arms, specifically in the wrist area. I scrub both arms together (not using my hands to apply as some would get rinsed off later) to allow the cream to penetrate the skin. It goes on very well. Not greasy. Doesn't seem to rub off on clothing.
Product Description (From Vita Sciences)
Maxasorb B12 is scientifically formulated to topically delivery Vitamin B12. Similar technology as our patented B-12 Patch is used in this skin soothing lotion. Each full application of lotion provides 320 micrograms of Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) plus 120 micrograms of Vitamin B3 (niacin) and 10 micrograms of Folate.
Maintaining overall energy levels and cognitive abilities supports a healthy lifestyle. Vitamin B12 and folate help preserve DNA integrity and are important for lowering homocysteine levels. Key medical experts even suggest that all healthy adults over 50 years of age supplement their diets with 100 to 400 micrograms per day of Vitamin B12.
Using Maxasorb B12 as directed is a safe and reliable method of absorbing key B-Vitamins. Infused with antioxidants and moisturizers, greaseless Maxasorb is easily absorbed into your skin. Each 1.7 ounce bottle delivers 30 applications of lotion in protected and measured amounts. Natural ingredients assure this lotion is gentle to your skin.Check out their website: http://www.vitasciences.com/MaxasorbB12Cream
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary product to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated.