VTMN Packs Vitamin of the Month August 2022

VTMN Packs is Canada’s first vitamin subscription service providing personalized daily vitamin packs tailored to your body’s needs. In just a few clicks, your vitamins are delivered right to your door.

Here is a peek at the featured VTMN Packs vitamin for August 2022….

Feature: B12

Vitamin B12 is a building block of life – it’s essential for the formation of DNA, nerves and blood cells, and provides your body with energy. There are no plant-based sources that contain sustainable amounts of B12, so it’s critical for those following a plant based diet, vegetarians and vegans to ensure that they’re getting enough from other fortified sources in their diet, and also often from supplements. ⁠

While many things get better with age, sadly your ability to absorb and use B12 efficiently isn’t one of them. This is partially due to a natural decrease in stomach acid production over the age of 50, and can also be caused by long term use of over the counter or prescription drugs used to suppress stomach acid.⁠

Many other conditions can predispose someone to B12 absorption problems such as celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, pancreas dysfunction, history of bowel or stomach surgery and others, so check with your health care professional to get your blood work done to see if supplementation is right for you.⁠

There are two forms of B12 supplements currently available: Cyanocobalamin or methylcobalamin. Both are very similar in structure, but differ in the molecule attached to the cobalt ion. While methylcobalamin contains a methyl group, cyanocobalamin contains a cyanide molecule. The methyl form is the naturally occurring form that can be found in food sources, and it tends to be better absorbed and retained in our tissues than its synthetic counterpart. ⁠

Our supplement comes as a sublingual tablet that can be dissolved in the mouth for immediate absorption into the body, bypassing the digestive system. ⁠

Because vegetarians, vegans and those with gluten intolerances are amongst the highest consumers of Vitamin B12, it was very important to us to select a supplement that was free from animal products and other common allergens.⁠

As with any other natural health product, always check with your primary care provider to make sure this supplement is right for you.⁠

What You Get: Each VTMN Packs order comes with enough packs to cover you for 30 days, so depending on how often you take your supplements (most of ours are taken twice a day), the total number of packs you get may be between 30 and 60.


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