Every year thousands of us are switching to vegetarian diets and are feeling great about ourselves, however, there are lots of things to take into consideration when making this lifestyle change and supplementing vital missing vitamins is one of them.
Health pioneers BetterYou are advising vegetarians how important it is to be aware of what you are putting into your body and how supplementing can ensure that those on a vegan or vegetarian diet can receive those vital missing nutrients.
B12 is a critical nutrient, crucial for supporting energy levels, reducing tiredness and fatigue and aiding concentration. Vegetarians and vegans are often deficient in B12 as it is found in many meats and fish, and in smaller amounts in milk and eggs. However, unlike some other B vitamins, B12 is not found in any plant food other than fortified cereals so this makes it difficult for people following a strict vegetarian diet to get the necessary amount of vitamin B12.
BetterYou’s B12 Boost Oral Spray is a quick and effective way to get your daily dose of B12 and has earned Vegetarian Society approval after a stringent programme of checks proved all the ingredients used are vegetarian friendly and not tested on animals.
Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director of BetterYou, said: “B12 is a vital nutrient and by taking it orally in spray form ensures that the vitamin is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
“The oral cavity is an excellent area for absorption due to the soft tissue and close proximity of the rich vein system. Absorption is guaranteed and is not negatively impacted by malabsorption issues (conditions such as colitis or crohn’s disease), time of day or whether the body is in a fed or fasting state.
“B12 is so difficult to absorb that it is believed that as little as only one per cent of a tablet supplement is actually absorbed so it’s vital that those on a vegan or vegetarian diet supplement.
“We’re proud that our B12 oral spray also displays the Vegetarian Society Approved trademark which means that consumers can be sure that a product meets the gold standard of vegetarian suitability through the Vegetarian Society’s strict criteria and is also suitable for those on a vegan diet.”
B12 keeps the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA. It is important for healthy blood and growth, child development, and also helps to keep the eyes, brain and nervous system functioning normally. Deficiencies can lead to tiredness, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, numbness, tingling in the hands and feet, weight loss, nerve problems and depression.
BetterYou take the importance of including the most natural and bioavailable sources extremely seriously, only using ingredients based on the form which is present naturally in the human body, making them the most readily absorbable preparations.
The vitamin B12 in their Boost spray is methylcobalamin. This is a natural form that has been chosen for its superior cellular absorption and ensures that it can be absorbed straight into the blood stream via the rich vascular system in the cheeks and under the tongue for the ultimate in bio-availability and convenience. Boost B12 Oral Spray delivers 1200mcg of this vital vitamin along with 40mcg of chromium and 0.5mg of green tea extract with every dose (4 sprays). Ideal not just for vegetarians but also those with an active lifestyle, if you’re feeling increasingly tired or for those who travel.
BetterYou are pioneers in health products which are distributed to the healthcare market worldwide. The company specialise in the supplementation of the growing number of key nutrients lost through our dramatically changing diet and lifestyle. Boost B12 Oral Spray is priced at £11.95 and is available in Holland & Barrett, independent retailers across the UK, pharmacies and www.betteryou.com.