What is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is a vitamin that helps keep the nerve and blood cells of the body stable and helps make all cells including DNA, the genetic material. Vitamin B12 also helps avoid a form of anemia that makes people tired and frail, called megaloblastic anemia.
What are the symptoms of a Vitamin B12 deficiency?
Deficiency of vitamin B12 can be slow to develop, allowing symptoms to gradually emerge and worsen over time. It can come on relatively easily as well. Despite the number of signs that a vitamin B12 deficiency can cause, it is easy to miss or mistake the disorder with something else. Symptoms of vitamin B12deficiency can include:
Strange feelings in your hands, thighs, or feet, numbness, or tingling
Trouble walking (staggering, balance problems)
Inflamed, swollen tongue
Thought and reasoning problems (cognitive difficulties), or memory loss
What forms of Vitamin B12 do you use?
We use the superior, most bioactive types of injectable vitamin B12, Methylcobalamin and Hydroxocobalamin.
How much Vitamin B12 do I need?
Adults (19 to 64 years old) require about 1.5 micrograms of vitamin B12 a day.
You should be able to get some vitamin B12 from your diet whether you consume poultry, fish or dairy products.
But vegans do not get enough of it because vitamin B12 is not normally present in foods such as fruit, vegetables and grains.