What is Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that occurs naturally in meat and dairy products that plays a critical role in blood cell production. In supplement form it is produced through bacterial fermentation synthesis, making it vegetarian and vegan friendly.
Benefits of B12
- B12 is essential to normal function of the brain and the nervous system
- When taken as a supplement it helps with red blood cell formation and anemia prevention
- B12 plays key role in synthesizing & metabolizing serotonin which is responsible for regulating mood
- B12 is involved in energy production in your body, increased amounts can help improve your energy level
How it Works
B12 is most commonly naturally found in meats and dairy products; making this perfect for vegetarians and vegans who are not receiving this important vitamin in their daily diet. The U.S. National Institute of Health recommend that teens and adults over the age of 14 should consume 2.4 mcg of vitamin B12 a day. Pregnant women should be sure to consume 2.6 mcg and pregnant women 2.8 mcg.
B12 is essential to the normal function of the brain and nervous system due to it's in the formation of red blood cells. If your body does not produce enough red blood cells anemia can occur. It also appears to have an affect on bone building cells according to a Tufts University study which suggests B12 can help lower the chances of osteoporosis.
B12 also has an important part in synthesizing and metabolizing serotonin which is a chemical in your body that regulates your mood. Studies have indicated that the use of B12 supplements can help with mood swings.
Every cell in your body requires B12 for the synthesis of fatty acid and energy production. Energy is released when B 12 helps the your body absorb folic acid. Your body is constantly producing red blood cells and they are not able to multiply without B12.
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