Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that keeps nerves and red blood cells healthy. It is responsible for the smooth functioning of several critical body processes. It is possible for the body to develop a vitamin B12 deficiency. This deficiency is usually reported with symptoms of fatigue.
Protects Against Heart Disease
Research has shown Vitamin B12 deficiency raises blood levels of a substance known as homocysteine, known to be a potential cardiovascular risk factor.
Prevents Nutritional anemia.
Because vitamin B12 is also important for the production of red blood cells, a severe deficiency can lead to a condition called pernicious anemia, which can lower energy levels.
Responsible for production of components of DNA.
Helps regeneration of gastrointestinal, respiratory tract lining.
Regeneration of bone marrow.
Boosts Energy Levels
Good for Brain Health and digestive system.
Boosts memory, concentration power and prevents mood swings. Reduces depression. May help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease.
Vitamin B-12 can interfere in all of these processes for people who are deficient in the vitamin.
Deficiency symptoms develop very slowly but present itself in various forms making it difficult to diagnose initially.
A simple blood test to detect level of Vitamin B12 helps in prevention and management of symptoms.
Treatment of symptoms is relatively easy but detecting it on time helps better management.
People at risk.
1. Older adults, senior citizens as overall absorption of nutrients reduces markedly.
2. People on prolonged or intermittent antibiotic therapy.
3. Individuals on medication for hyperacidity and Diabetes ( metformin).
4 . VEGETARIANS.