Vitamin B12 is a complex vitamin which plays key role in our normal metabolic function and health. The human body needs vitamin B12 to make red blood cells, replicate DNA, and metabolize carbohydrates and fats. It is not only needed for the synthesis of the fatty acids, but also for energy production. Without it, we can’t generate new, healthy cells, causing our bodies to mimic the effects of aging.
So are you getting enough Vitamin B12? Many people don’t, and the deficiency can cause problems. Symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency may include:
- Weakness, fatigue, or light-headedness
- Sore tongue
- Rapid heartbeat and breathing
- Pale or pasty skin
- Upset stomach or weight loss
- Diarrhea or constipation
- Numbness, or tingling in the hands, legs, or feet
Like most vitamins, you must get your B12 from food or supplements, as your body can’t produce it on its own. While vitamin B-12 does not occur naturally in plant-based foods, vegetarians can boost their vitamin B-12 intake by consuming fortified cereals, dairy milk, or eggs. You may also consider taking a vitamin B-12 supplement to allow for better absorption. Many of our patients who have difficulty absorbing B12 through their diet or supplements experience an energy boost from B-12 injections.
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