Hydroxocobalamin is a popular form of vitamin B12 for those who do not tolerate methyl B12 well – it may also have the unique benefit of helping to support healthy cellular detoxification. This makes it a great option for individuals who are looking for a comparable alternative to the cyanocobalamin form of B12. Unlike cyanocobalamin, which consists of cobalamin (B12) attached to a cyanide molecule, hydroxocobalamin does not contain any potentially harmful compounds that require additional processing for safe removal from the body. Hydroxocobalamin readily converts to methylcobalamin, an active “coenzyme” form of B12, without introducing additional methyl groups for "overmethylators" or those who are sensitive to methylated B vitamins. Key Benefits and Actions: May help support healthy brain function.
May help support healthy detoxification mechanisms.
May help support healthy nervous system function.
May help support healthy energy levels.
A non-methylated form of vitamin B12