Its lack is very dangerous and can kill the human body. It often leads to pernicious anemia and depression.
Vitamin D is important for everyone. But vitamin B12, called cobalamin or red vitamin, is equally important and we pay no attention to it. It is necessary for the proper functioning of all cells in the body.
It plays an important role in the functioning of the immune system and the production of red blood cells. It has a huge impact on the proper functioning of the nervous system. When there is not enough of it, our speed of associating facts decreases, the ability to learn and remember.
According to scientists, vitamin B12 can protect against Alzheimer’s and mental illness. It is also a support in the treatment of hepatitis C (Hepatitis C). Note: one of the most characteristic symptoms of its deficiency is a glossy and smooth tongue with an intense red color. In addition, searing and aching.
Why is not enough B12 in the body?
Its lack in the body results from insufficient consumption (too little meat in the diet) and poor absorption. The latter cause usually affects elderly people with thyroid disorders or using preparations for hyper acidity or women taking birth control pills.
Because not everyone can and wants to eat meat, therefore, the deficiency of this vitamin is best supplemented by supplementing it. 250 mcg (micrograms) per day is a sufficient and safe dose for adults. In older age, the dose should be increased to 500 mcg per day. In large deficiencies it is given in the form of injections.
Symptoms of its deficiency:
- chronic weakness of the body
- constant fatigue
- dry and pale complexion
- heart palpitations
- weakened feeling in the fingers
- digestive disorders and diarrhea
- pain in the legs
- deterioration of sight
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