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Vitamin B12 &Ndash; A Quick Insight

B12 is the most essential vitamin of human body. We eat food and get energy. B12 is the vitamin that helps our body to extract this energy from food. 60% of B12 is stored in the liver of human body and 30 % is stored in the muscles.

B12 is the most essential vitamin of human body. We eat food and get energy. B12 is the vitamin that helps our body to extract this energy from food. 60% of B12 is stored in the liver of human body and 30 % is stored in the muscles. B12 is important as if it lacks in a body, it leads to depression, chronic fatigue, poor sleep etc. B12 is very important as it helps in converting carbohydrates, proteins and fats into energy. It protects brain cells and relax mind. If its deficiency occurs, people feel upset.

B12 is present in meat. Those who are non-vegetarian have more amount of b12 in their body. Vegetarians lack b12 because they do not eat meat or eggs.  Therefore, this is a possible cause of deficiency.  If you do face some problems with liver and stomach, this may be because of b12 deficiency.

Getting old is also a factor of b12 deficiency. By the passing age, absorption of b12 diminished. B12 deficiency must not be ignored. It affects human body a lot. A study in 2003 stated that higher level of b12 serum resulted in depression. It shows that b12 is very important for human body but its greater and unnecessary amount may also lead to depression.B12 increase energy level of the body. It calms the body systems. B12 injections improve sleep of the patients in hospitals. Doctors suggest their patients to b12 therapy to restore energy levels and improve their moods.

Low levels of b12 in elders can cause brain shrinkage. They face many problems like forgetting things/ it is because of b12 deficiency. B12 deficiency leads to changes in brain. Scientists experimented on brains scanned several brains and checked amount of damage in them. They examined that people who had b12 deficiency, their brains were short. Another research scholar invented that b12 level can be used to determine age of a criminal. He stated that b12 level could be determined by blood sample. Lower b12 level indicates old age. Research teams rely on b12 level results for their studies.

Vitamin b12 is easily available in foods like fish, shellfish, milk, egg, meat and other products. B12 supply is necessary for many individuals for the sake of covering from a disease. There are many myths about b12 that must be resolved. People believe that meat is the basic source of b12. They say that cooked meet can provide them b12 in sufficient amount. It not true so far. Vitamins are heat sensitive. Over cooking, the meet can destroy up to 90% of b12.

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  1. I was recommended Vitamin B12 more than once and for some reason, it always left me with a pounding headache. I never understood it. But thanks for share! :)

  2. Good informative article. I take B12 and it seems to help.

  3. one of the well detailed article. thanks.

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