Do you know what foods contain Vitamin B-12? Do you know what benefits Vitamin B-12 has to our bodies?
Did you know that Vitamin B-12 is one of the major nutrients that can help us to gain energy, as well as: help us to stabilize our emotions and gives us more mental clarity? All of these are important reasons to make sure you are including this nutrient into your diet regimen.
When Vitamin B-12 enters our body, it is combined with any protein we may acquire from foods or other sources. Then acid in our stomach will release the proteins during from the vitamin B-12 during digestion. Finally, the Vitamin b-12 will combine with a substance (intrinsic factor) in our intestines where our intestinal tract will absorb it. This complex act is how the Vitamin B-12 is then released into the cells of our body, helping to maintain healthy nerve and red blood cells.
The amount of Vitamin B-12 dosage one should take every day depends on a number factors such as: age, sex, physical condition, dosage type (pill, shot, patches or naturally through foods). Yet, the basic US Recommended dosages are: adults (both male and female) 2 micrograms daily, except for the exceptions of pregnant adult females which is 2.2 micrograms and adult females who are breast feeding should up her intake to 2.6 micrograms.
Vitamin B-12 can be found in many foods such as: fish, milk, fermented cheeses and the yolk of an egg. Vitamin B-12 supplements can be bought at most pharmacies. Yet, remember before you take any supplements you should consider such things as: allergies, pregnancy, drug interactions and other medical conditions you may have. Vitamin B-12 shots and patches can be given to one through his/her physician.
The symptoms of Vitamin B-12 deficiency can be many. But the most common symptoms to look for are: lack of energy, weakness, diagnosis of anemia, tingling and numbness of the hands or feet, anxiety, mood changes, nausea, constipation, loss of appetite, or loss of weight or loss of weight.
Treatment of a Vitamin B-12 deficiency can be as easy as increasing your intake of Vitamin B-12. Yet, if one believes that he/she is lacking in this nutrient it may also be advisable to seek the advise of one’s physician to make sure another health condition isn’t at play.
Many conditions can be treated by increasing ones intake of Vitamin B-12 such as fibromyalgia, depression and weight loss. Of course, when treating these conditions, the Vitamin B-12 dosages should be discussed with your physician.
As you can see, Vitamin B-12 benefits are many to our body. For these reasons and more, it is vital to maintain enough vitamin b-12 for our body to run and operate smoothly.
If you would like to learn more about Vitamin D and even how other drugs can relate to it, check out this article at: www.mayoclinic.com/health/drug-information.