Vitamin B 12
Vitamin B12, also called Cobalamin or Cyanocobalamin, is one of the B complex vitamins.
How Vitamin B12 helps
Helps in the formation & regeneration of red blood cells
Helping prevent anemia
Needed for the metabolism of carbohydrate
Aids in the absorption of protein
Helps maintain a healthy nervous system
Promotes normal growth and development
Symptoms of deficiency may include
Pernicious anemia, poor appetite, growth failure in children, tiredness, memory loss, digestive disorders
Natural food sources
Liver, beef, pork, eggs, herring, mackerel, milk, cheese (especially blue cheese), tofu, seafood
The largest amounts of vitamin B12 are found in animal products. Therefore, if you are a vegetarian, taking a supplement may be a good idea.
Like most B vitamins, B12 is not easily absorbed on it’s own, it needs to be combined with calcium in the body to be properly absorbed.
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