B12 (also known as cobalamin) is a vitamin which plays a part
in the integrity of every cell in the body, therefore it is essential
to all systems within the body. It’s key roles are in the
production of red blood cells which carry oxygen around the
body, healthy functioning of the brain and nervous system, and
the construction of DNA. Therefore any part of the body can
suffer the effects of deficiency, from your DNA through to your
mental well being.
The only natural source of vitamin B12 is from foods of animal
origin, such as meat, dairy, fish, eggs and poultry. Because of
this it is important for vegans and vegetarians to ensure that
they supplement their diets with vitamin B12.
Although B12 is a water soluble vitamin, a healthy person can
store up to 5 years worth in the liver, kidneys and other
organs. However, neither overdose nor toxicity are a concern
as the body will only store what it can use, excreting the
excess via the urine.
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Among the more common symptoms of B12 deficiency are brain fog, confusion and lack of concentration. With this in mind we have kept the design and layout of this website as simple and easy to navigate as possible. B12 deficiency is a complex subject but we have endeavoured to present the facts free from medical jargon in a way easily understood by the layman. If there is anything you don’t understand please get in touch through our CONTACT US page.
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