B12 supplement helps you boost muscle mass and strength
If you want to improve your muscle mass, you need to take a supplement containing B12, the B12 isotope that’s essential for human health, according to researchers.
In the latest research published online in the journal PLOS One, the scientists found that B12 supplementation was the best bet for boosting muscle mass by 30 percent and strength by 15 percent, when compared with placebo.
The research is the first to examine the effects of B12 on muscle protein synthesis in humans.
The B12 is found in many fruits and vegetables and is also found in some meats and dairy products, as well as some supplements.
It’s the most widely used B12-rich supplement available today, with the FDA classifying it as a dietary supplement in 2001.
But because the body needs B12 for various physiological functions, it’s not well understood how B12 might work in humans, and its use has never been studied in large-scale clinical trials.
The new research, which focused on a single supplement called B12B12, compared the results of a clinical trial of 10 women and 10 men who had participated in a B12 group and a placebo group.
The study found that participants who received the B-12 supplement gained 10 percent more lean mass than those who did not, and they increased their strength by 10 percent.
In addition, the study found, the supplement was effective in improving energy metabolism, as measured by the amount of energy available for the body to process during a set of six resistance-training exercises.
The researchers concluded that the B 12 supplement is more effective than placebo in increasing muscle mass in overweight or obese people who were taking B12 supplements.
The findings add to previous research showing that the supplement might be more effective in obese and overweight people who are not taking supplements, the researchers wrote.
However, the new research suggests that B-type supplements are not as effective in people who have type II diabetes.
“We think this is a positive finding,” said Dr. Michael Poulsen, a professor of medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health who was not involved in the research.
Poulson noted that the results also showed that people who took the supplement also had improved muscle strength and endurance, which may explain why it may be beneficial to use the supplement in people with metabolic syndrome, a constellation of health problems that includes insulin resistance, high blood pressure, and a lack of aerobic capacity.
The authors of the study caution that the findings do not prove that B 12 supplementation is superior to other supplements.
“In this study, we were only testing B12 and not other B12s, such as B12A12 or B12P12,” said Poulsens research team lead, Dr. Jennifer L. Lasky, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
“It’s too early to say if B12 will be superior to B12 alone.”
A new study in mice also found that the compound also improved insulin sensitivity in mice.
In mice that were treated with B12 or placebo, the mice that received B12 had greater insulin sensitivity and less inflammation.
“Our understanding is that B vitamins are an important part of a healthy diet, but we don’t have enough data to recommend that B supplements be taken in large doses,” Laskys research team said in a statement.
The scientists added that the current data does not necessarily mean that B supplementation is an effective treatment for metabolic syndrome.
“The current data is correlational, and we need more studies in humans to really understand what is the best B-based supplement for treating metabolic syndrome,” said Laskies research team member Dr. Tasha L. Smith, an assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Iowa.
“However, given the results in the mice study, the current study does support the hypothesis that B vitamin supplementation may be an effective way to treat metabolic syndrome.”