It is very important for (professional) athletes to pay attention to their vitamin B12 intake, regardless of whether they do endurance sports, team sport, or an explosive strength sport. Vitamin B12 contains numerous features which can be beneficial for every ambitious athlete. Vitamin B12 supports the production of red blood cells, and contributes to the production of cells and tissues, for example. Vitamin B12 contributes to the process of turning food into energy as well. The body requires all this energy to deliver an optimal performance. Vitamin B12 helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue and is good for the concentration as well. Vitamin B12 also supports the body’s defenses.
Vitamin B12 can be found in animal products. For that reason the intake of vitamin B12 is even more important for vegetarians. Vegans (which eat no animal products at all) are advised to use B12 tablets in addition to their diet. The substance Intrinsic Factor is required for the absorption of vitamin B12. This protein is made in the stomach and allows for the absorption of B12 in the small intestine. Therefore it is important for vitamin B12 that the stomach is functioning properly.
Virtuoos B12 Gold
B12 Gold contains a high dose of vitamin B12 in the form of the stable methylcobalamin. The branded ingredient BioPerine improves the absorption of vitamin B12 in the body. *** Virtuoos’ B12 is an excellent supplement for people that want a high dose of vitamin B12 next to their diet.
Virtuoos B12 Gold is endowed with the NZVT logo. NZVT is an abbreviation of the ‘Nederlands Zekerheidssysteem Voedingssupplementen Topsport’ (Anti-Doping Authority for the Netherlands.) This certification guarantees the athlete that the dietary supplement is free of doping.
Since December 2012 we are only allowed to publish product data sheets and product information that contain approved health claims by a European scientific organization – as a result of the European regulations on nutrient claims. This limits Virtuoos’ ability to provide information, as many health effects of diets and dietary supplements are (still) not recognized by this organization as sufficiently scientifically substantiated.