We sometimes hear that B12 will help increase energy and it actually does, sometimes… A lot of people are a little B12 deficient or they don’t make it very well in the gut. If the gut’s unhealthy they won’t convert it very well.
It also won’t convert well if they’re taking a lot of anti-acids or proton pump inhibitors. You’re also going to be B12 deficient if you’ve had a gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, or lap band. You need vitamin B12 in those states of deficiency.
If you want a little boost of energy in that midday time you can try a very unique blend of folate and B12 called Trifolamin.
Trifolamin (we also call it pixie dust) is like adding an energy boost in the middle of the day. That’s right! Methylfolate and Methyl B12 taken in the middle of the day can improve your energy.
Why? These two nutrients go into the energy cycle and help you make more ATP. Also, these two nutrients are very important in supporting the nervous system.
Oftentimes, if your B vitamins run low (specifically B12 and Folate) you might end up with peripheral neuropathy (the nervous system gets a little numb at the ends) in which case these two nutrients can be important.
Also, if these two nutrients fall deficient (specifically B12), you may end up with what’s called macrocytic anemia.
That’s right! The red cells get a little large because they’re missing B12 and searching for it… Getting bigger and bigger going “Where are you?” So Trifolamin can come to the rescue.
If your body has elevated homocysteine levels, it may put you at risk for cardiovascular disease (early hardening of the arteries or plaque that can be due to the lack of B12 or Methylfolate).
So Trifolamin may be a good go-to. It can also be important in instances of infertility. There is a lot of young women out there these days that cannot get pregnant. They may have an insufficiency of methylated folate or methylcobalamin (also known as B12). So Trifolamin to the rescue.
It’s a great little lozenge. It tastes great, you put it in your mouth and suck on it a little bit until it dissolves. You’ll get a quick burst of energy.
It’s got a really solid 680 micrograms of folate and then it has 3000 micrograms of hydroxocobalamin, methylcobalamin, and adenosylcobalamin. That’s why it’s called “tri” because it has three different types.