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What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body's nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells. It is found in animal products such as meat, poultry, dairy, fish, and eggs. It also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak.

Vitamin B12 may benefit your body in impressive ways, such as by boosting your energy, improving your memory, helping prevent heart disease and helps the body convert fats and proteins into energy

B12 is also used for various health and wellness applications like boosting red blood cell production and helping to regulate sleep, mood, and appetite cycles.

Vitamin B12 deficiency

Vitamin B12 is easily detected and treated, but most people do not know that it is something to test for. If it is left untreated, it can cause serious debilitation as well as life-threatening conditions. Not having enough B12 can lead to anemia, which means your body does not have enough red blood cells to do the job. This can make you feel weak and tired. Vitamin B12 deficiency can cause damage to your nervous system and can affect memory and thinking.

  • Extreme tiredness

  • A lack of energy

  • Pins and needles (paraesthesia)

  • A sore and red tongue

  • Mouth ulcers

  • Muscle weakness

  • Disturbed vision

  • Psychological problems, which may include depression and confusion

  • Problems with memory, understanding and judgement                                                                                     aesthetics

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