A primary coenzymated form of vitamin B12, dibencozide is used to help the body process protein, increase appetite, increase muscle mass and strength, increase mental stimulation and curb depression, anxiety and panic attacks. It is one of the most easily absorbed forms of vitamin B12, so it is commonly used as a dietary supplement for people of all ages. Also, because of the lack of known side effects, even at high doses, children can safely consume dibencozide. The benefits of vitamin B12 are well known by the medical community, but other, more stable forms of vitamin B12 are often used in multivitamins in lieu of B12 because of the supplement's storage issues.
Vitamin B12 is a beneficial and necessary part of the body's ability to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats. The vitamin also helps to alleviate the symptoms of many diseases, ranging from heart disease to male infertility. Dibencozide is one of numerous forms of vitamin B12 but is one of the most popular forms used by athletes because of its ability to provide a strong burst of energy. It is a biologically active form of vitamin B12, so it interacts directly with muscles, nerves and other cells, which helps it to provide such strong energy boosts. A side effect of this process is an increase in appetite, which makes the supplement appealing to people who suffer from a disease that decreases appetite.
The amount that should be consumed varies based on the age and health of the consumer. It is suggested by health professionals that dibencozide be taken with a meal and never on an empty stomach. Dosages are generally listed on the back of these products and, as with most supplements, smaller doses should be given to children. There is a lack of research regarding harmful dosages because it is marketed as a vitamin supplement, so it is important for the supplement to be consumed in reasonable amounts. If assistance is needed with dosage concerns, a medical official should be consulted.
Caution should be exercised when using dibencozide and chloramphenicol at the same time because long-term use of both drugs could lead to a negative effect on red blood cells. This reaction is rare because chloramphenicol typically is prescribed on a short-term basis, but recognition of the possible complications should be acknowledged. It also is necessary for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or for anyone who suffers from a gastrointestinal condition to to consult a medical professional before consuming dibencozide. It is suggested that pregnant women do not take the supplement because of a lack of research of its effects on such women.