BALLYA Vitamin B12 Test is manufactured by BALLYA, it’s rapid test for detection the content of vitamin B12 in feed, food and medicine, especially in feed and food. Lateral flow assay test base on the gold immunochromatography assay technology.
Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is the only vitamin containing metal elements. Higher animals and plants cannot produce vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 in nature is synthesized by microorganisms.
Vitamin B12 is also the only vitamin that needs the help of intestinal secretions (endogenous factors) to be absorbed. It participates in the production of bone marrow red blood cells, prevents pernicious anemia, and prevents brain nerves from being damaged.
Features of Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is widely present in animal food. And its form cannot be absorbed by the body. In addition, vitamin B12 is also the only vitamin that contains essential minerals. It is red because of the cobalt content. It is also called red vitamin and is one of the few colored vitamins.
Although vitamin B12 belongs to the B group of vitamins, it can be stored in the liver. After the storage is exhausted, the symptoms of deficiency will not appear until more than half a year.
The human body's vitamin B12 requirement is very small, as long as the diet is normal, there is no shortage. A few people with malabsorption should pay special attention.
What is Vitamin B12 used for?
The physiological functions of vitamin B12
There are two main ones: (1) As a cofactor of methyltransferase, it participates in the synthesis of methionine and thymine; (2) Protect the transfer and storage of folic acid in cells.
The main function of vitamin B12
1. Promote methyl transfer
2. Promote the development and maturation of red blood cells, keep the body's hematopoietic function in a normal state, prevent pernicious anemia; maintain the health of the nervous system
3. In the form of coenzyme, it can increase the utilization rate of folic acid and promote the metabolism of carbohydrate, fat and protein.
4. It has the function of activating amino acids and promoting the biosynthesis of nucleic acid, which can promote the synthesis of protein, which plays an important role in the growth and development of infants and young children.
5. Metabolize fatty acids, so that fat, carbohydrates and protein are properly used by the body
6. Eliminate irritability, concentrate attention, enhance memory and sense of balance
7. It is an indispensable vitamin for the healthy function of the nervous system and participates in the formation of a lipoprotein in the nervous tissue
Vitamin B12 is an indispensable micronutrient for the growth of the body. Most animal plant feeds do not contain vitamin B12. Animals rely on the synthesis of microorganisms in the gastrointestinal tract on the one hand, and rely on external additions on the other. In order to meet the needs of animal vitamins, vitamin additives must be added.
Non-ruminant animals such as pigs and chickens lack vitamin B12, which is mainly manifested by stagnant growth and development, and a few pigs may have mild normal red blood cell anemia. In addition, it can also reduce the hatchability of chickens and the reproductive rate of pigs. The clinical symptoms of deficiency include loss of appetite, growth arrest, simple anemia, and severe neurological symptoms.
Feed vitamin B12 can promote the growth and development of poultry, especially young poultry and young animals.
What are the Vitamin B12 side effects?
Prone to cause allergic reactions, bai and even allergic shock, but also promote the growth of malignant tumors. Encountered vitamin C or heavy metal salts will fail, and occasionally cause rashes, itching, diarrhea and asthma.
Because vitamin b12 is mainly used to treat pernicious anemia, it is also used for certain nervous system weakness, such as neuritis, neuroatrophy, etc., so when an excessive amount of vitamin b12 is injected, asthma, urticaria, eczema and facial rash will occur Allergic reactions such as edema, chills, etc., may also cause nerve excitement, precordial pain, palpitations and so on.
Excessive intake of vitamin b12 can also lead to a lack of folic acid.
Note: The above content is for reference only! Please strictly follow the instructions for use, don’t abuse, don’t misuse!
What specimen can be detected by BALLYA Vitamin B12 Test?
Specimen include: all kinds of feed, food and medicine. Widely used in feed industry and food processing industry. You can choose the right products according to your needs.
Significance of testing Vitamin B12
To protect the animal have health feed, food and medicine, avoid contaminated food. The excess vitamin B12 is harmful for animal being, can’t take too much in the body.
1. Take some feed or food specimen 2. Add the supernatant to cassette 3. Wait for 15 minutes to result 4. The details of operation, refer to the kit instruction
Limitations of BALLYA Vitamin B12 Test?
BALLYA Vitamin B12 Test is a qualitative test kit. It’s only for screening purpose. If have positive cases or suspected case, maybe use other detection method to make a further detection, such as, ELISA, PCR, qPCR, etc.
In recent years, the impact of vitamin B12 on human health has received more and more attention, and the requirements for vitamin B12 testing have become higher and higher. Due to the complex composition of various samples, the determination of vitamin B12 is also more complicated. There are many methods for determining the content of vitamin B12, but not every method is suitable.
BALLYA Vitamin B12 Test is suitable for the detection of hormone residues, toxic and harmful substances and antibiotic residues in feed, food and medicine.
It can be widely used in food and drug administration, health departments, higher education institutions, scientific research institutes, agricultural departments, animal husbandry and veterinarians, breeding farms, slaughterhouses, food and meat products deep processing enterprises, inspection and quarantine departments and other units.