Nutrient to Know: Vitamin B12 by Dana Angelo White in Nutrients to Know, June 5, 2012
There are a lot of misconceptions about this vitamin. Get the facts about B-12.
What is it?
Less commonly known as “cobalamin” this water-soluble vitamin is almost always found in multi-vitamins and B-complex supplements. Unlike most other water-soluble vitaminss, B-12 requires stomach acid for absorption. It’s also stored within the body for many years, unlike others like riboflavin and thiamin that are quickly passed in the urine.