Vitamin B12 plays a key role in blood formation as well as in the development of nerve cells. That is why it is also referred to as the “nerve vitamin”.
Besides this, vitamin B12 also supports the immune system and contributes to maintaining a good energy balance.
Occurrence: The body’s vitamin B12 requirement is solely covered by consuming foodstuffs of animal origin such as meat and fish (and, to a lesser degree, eggs and milk). For anyone who eats very little or no meat, ensuring a supply of this valuable vitamin can thus prove difficult.
Vitamin B12 performs a special function in combination with folic acid . Without an adequate amount of the “auxiliary vitamin” B12, folic acid cannot completely carry out its functions. Yet active folic acid is essential for cell division and for the growth of maternal tissue.
As folic acid and vitamin B12 work “hand in hand”, it is important to not only ensure an adequate folic acid supply but also to take the required amount of vitamin B12 as well. That is why Folio®forte, Folio®forte iodine-free, Folio® and Folio®iodine-free all combine folic acid with vitamin B12.
A good vitamin B12 status in our body is just as important as sufficient folic acid – from the time when you are planning to conceive as well as during the entire pregnancy and up to the end of the breastfeeding period.