Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Monday, 28 Feb 2011 03:10 PM

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Studies have shown than vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient needed for our body’s healthy growth and strength. Its inadequate intake or improper absorption leads to vitamin B12 deficiency and an increased health risk. Hence, it is imperative to identify vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms and maintain an optimum level of Vitamin B12 through natural and supplemental sources.

People over 60 years of age and vegetarians or diabetics taking metformin are particularly prone to vitamin B12 deficiency.
 
Signs and Symptoms of vitamin B12 Deficiency include:
 
1. Anaemia, an auto immune stomach disorder that affects the absorption of B12 and causes premature death of RBCs.
2. A sore tongue and improper bowel movements. For people suffering from reduced appetite or pigmentation on the tongue, taking vitamin B12 deficiency tests is advisable.
3. Since vitamin B12 is needed for maintaining nerves and genes, vitamin B12 deficiency results in tingling or numbness in fingers and toes.
4. Vitamin B12 deficiency tests indicate an increased tendency of depression and mood swings among patients.
5. Vitamin B12 deficiency is linked with general weakness, fatigue, and reduced endurance.

For more information about vitamin B12, consult the following:

Vitamin B-12 Protects Against Dementia
Sublingual Vitamin B12
Is Liver a Good Source of Vitamin B12?
 
 
 

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