Over the years, with the veggie boom in the social media,
vegetarian diet has been increasingly accepted,
and more and more people have become vegetarians.
However, do you know that
vegetarians are prone to vitamin B12 deficiency,
which can cause irreversible neurological damage,
increase the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer's disease,
and do harm to women's fertility?
Who am I?
Without me, you will suffer from:
Who is most likely to lose me?
As vitamin B12 is commonly found in animal foods, having vegan diet for a long time would cut short the source of B12 for human bodies.
2. The elderly
As the digestion-absorption function weakens as people age, the absorption of VB12 of the elderly also declines.
Alcohol will accelerate the consumption of VB12 in human body, which can result in the deficiency of VB12.
Taking hypoglycemic drugs for a long time can hinder human body from absorbing VB12, which is detrimental to the health of the nervous system.
My skill sets
1. Preventing anemia
Vitamin B12 can effectively promote the development and maturation of red blood cells and keep them in a healthy state, thereby preventing pernicious anemia. It can also protect the health of the nervous system of human body.
2. Increasing the utilization of folic acid
Vitamin B12 can increase the utilization of folic acid in human body and promote the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.
3. Fostering the growth and development of infants and children
By activating amino acids, vitamin B12 can effectively promote protein synthesis in human body, fostering the growth and development of infants and children.
4. Preventing and assisting the treatment of heart disease
The cysteine content in the blood of patients with heart disease is many times higher than that of normal people. Taking VB12 together with VB11 can effectively help reduce the cysteine content in blood, which can prevent and assist the treatment of heart disease to some extent.
5. Relieving mouth ulcers
If mouth ulcer is a recurring problem for you, don’t forget to take VB12 as a supplement in time. With an anti-inflammatory and wound-healing effect, it can help relieve mouth ulcers.
6. Regulating menstrual disorders
Proper supplementation of vitamin B12 can stimulate the estrogen secretion in women, maintain the right level or hormone, and help regulating menstrual disorders.
Where am I from?
Vitamin B12 can be mainly taken from animal foods, such as meat, animal offal, fish, shellfish, and dairy products. After the digestion-absorption in the stomach, VB12 enters the blood and is reabsorbed in the ileum, and finally, 80% of it is stored in the liver.
The VB12 content of common foods is shown in the following table.
Dietary source of VB12
Steamed sea crab
My development history in NHU
Following the idea of product-led growth based on the demand of customers, NHU has been committed to the R&D of human and animal nutrition, enriching the product portfolio with more diversified functions. In 2021, with the dedicated efforts of the R&D team, a new member of the Vitamin B family – VB12 achieved scale production and officially hit the market. It is used in food and beverage, early nutrition, and dietary supplement, offering effective solutions for the nutritional needs of human at different stages of life.
Leveraging our advantage of the "Bio+" platform, the production process of vitamin B12 is greener, safer and more reliable. We have introduced advanced separation equipment and process technology and established an automated production line to strictly control the content of impurities in the product. The successful R&D of vitamin B12 has underpinned our development in the greater bio fermentation industry, supporting us to grow into a world-renowned vitamin supplier.
NHU keeps following the changing demand of the market in the health sector. With many years of innovation and research, we now have a rich portfolio of vitamin products, including vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin H (biotin), vitamin B6, and vitamin B12. We will continue to explore the blue ocean of science and provide more nutritional solutions for mankind, building better and healthier life for all.
Recently, NHU has secured approval for domestic drug registration of its API Coenzyme Q10, positioning the company as the first enterprise to receive such approval since the issuance of the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)'s Announcement on Matters Related to Further Improving the Review, Approval, and Supervision of Drugs in 2019.
Rooted in societal needs, NHU forges a close connection between enterprise growth and societal wellfare. Breaking through technical barriers, we introduce novel environmentally friendly materials, such as isophorone diamine (IPDA) and aliphatic diisocyanate (ADI), bolstering the creation of new energy sources while offering a spectrum of material solutions to foster sustainable development!
I‘m a vitamin with a distinct color and characteristic. Cobalt, the trace element in me gives me a pinky shade. I’m chemically known as cyanocobalamin, the only water-soluble vitamin that contains metallic element.