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From Methylation to Mitochondria: An Update on the Functions, Forms and Personalized Application of Vitamin B12

Presented by: Kelly Heim, Ph.D.
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Vitamin B12 is a critical cofactor in methylation reactions and mitochondrial bioenergetics, with broad clinical relevance in neurocognitive health, metabolism, muscle function and healthy aging. Responses to supplementation vary because of genetic and physiological factors affecting absorption, transport and metabolism. In this webinar, you will learn how to optimize vitamin B12 based on individual needs and health goals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize methylation and mitochondrial function as key mechanisms behind the health benefits of vitamin B12
  • Learn how to assess B12 status, recognizing key distinctions between serum levels, methylmalonic acid and 4 different genetic markers
  • Understand the major differences between methyl-, adenosyl- and hydroxycobalamin, and how to select the right form and dosing protocol to meet individual needs

About the Panelist

Kelly Heim, Ph.D. is Senior Scientific Director, Pharmacology & Genomics for Pure Encapsulations and Douglas Laboratories. As the co-creator of PureGenomics and leader of its scientific advisory board, he oversees the evidence-based development of the platform and its educational resources. As a pharmacologist specializing in natural products, Dr. Heim is a published author and illustrator of various studies, scholarly reviews and book chapters. He offers complimentary learning resources on the basic and clinical pharmacology of natural products via his website, Integrative Pharmacology.

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