Check Your Vitamin B Status As you get older, your system doesn’t absorb vitamin B12 as well as it used to.
Tis is especially true if you take antacids, because stomach acid is necessary to absorb the vitamin. Consequently, taking a larger amount than what is commonly found in a multivitamin is a good way to give yourself an energy boost. Use the methylcobalamin form over cobalamin (the more common type of vitamin B12). Methylcobalamin, which may cost a little more, is a “body-ready” form of the nutrient and more easily absorbed.