From time to time, we receive questions from both customers and otherwise interested persons regarding our use of cyanocobalamin as the primary form of vitamin B12 in EMPowerplus. Questions arise mainly because of concern for the potential toxicity of cyanocobalamin, considering its connection to cyanide. It is important for us to publicly address this concern.
The first thing we must know is that microorganisms are the only true source of B12. Any B12 found in plants is because of bacteria found on or in those plants. While microorganisms produce many varieties of B12, humans can convert only 5–6 forms into the ‘active’ human form. We must get the core molecule pre-formed from our diet; this is what makes it an essential nutrient.