Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is one of the B family vitamins. It is also known as Cobalamin. It is a water soluble vitamin.  Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that keeps nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. It also helps in the prevention of  a type anemia called megaloblastic anemia.

Rich source of Vitamin B12

  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • egg yolk
  • yogurt
  • rice beverages
  • poultry
  • liver
  • fortified soy products
  • fish (cod, halibut, herring, mackerel, salmon, snapper, trout)
  • dairy products
  • kidney, meat (beef, lamb, pork, poultry, venison), seafood like clams, scallops and shrimp

 

Vitamin B12 uses

  • prevents Alzheimer’s and memory disease and age-related mental diseases
  • Boosts mood and Helps the Nervous System to Properly Function
  • Helps Maintain Energy Levels
  • Maintaining Heart Health
  • Keeps Skin and Hair healthy
  • Needed for a Healthy Pregnancy
  • helps in Digestion
  • Helps Produce Red Blood Cells and Prevent Anemia
  • helps cells metabolize proteins carbohydrates, and fats, needed to make DNA (the genetic material in all cells)
  • helps in cardiovascular disease
  • keeps brain healthy

Vitamin B12 Deficiency pronblems

  • Inability to concentrate well
  • confusion
  • hallucinations or disorientation
  • irritability
  • depression or other mood disturbances
  • memory loss or dementia (Alzheimer’s disease)
  • Constantly feeling tired or chronic fatigue
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint pain
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Poor dental health, including bleeding gums and mouth sores
  • Digestive problems like nausea, diarrhea or cramping
  • Anemia
  • weakness
  • weight loss
  • pale skin
  • sore red tongue or mouth
  • hypotension (low blood pressure)
  • loss of appetite
  • nerve damage symptomized by tingling and numbness in the hands and feet
  • loss of balance, unsteady movement
  • heart palpitations
  • dandruff
  • vision problems
  • breast cancer
  • retarded growth