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Jul 20

The human body needs vitamin B12

In order to make red blood cells, nerves, DNA, and carry out other functions the human body needs vitamin B12. The average adult should get 2.4 micrograms a day. Like most vitamins, B12 can’t be made by the body. Instead, it must be gotten from food or supplements.

Are you getting enough vitamin B12?

Many people don’t, and that deficiency can cause some serious problems. Exactly how much you need and where you should get it from depends on things like your age, the diet you follow, your medical conditions, and in some cases what medications you take.

Vitamin B12 deficiency can happen if you have certain conditions,

such as:

  • Atrophic gastritis, in which your stomach lining has thinned
  • Pernicious anaemia, which makes it hard for your body to absorb vitamin B12
  • Surgery that removed part of your stomach or small intestine, including weight loss surgery
  • Conditions affecting the small intestine, such as Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, bacterial growth, or a parasite
  • Heavy drinking
  • Immune system disorders, such as Graves’ disease or lupus
  • Long-term use of acid-reducing drugs.
  • You can also get vitamin B12 deficiency if you’re a vegan (meaning you don’t eat any animal products, including meat, milk, cheese, and eggs) or a vegetarian who doesn’t eat enough eggs or dairy products to meet your vitamin B12 needs.

The risk of B12 deficiency increases with age.

Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

A deficiency of vitamin B12 can lead to anaemia. A mild deficiency may cause no symptoms. But if untreated, it may progress and cause symptoms such as:

  • Weakness, tiredness, or lightheadedness
  • Heart palpitations and shortness of breath
  • Pale skin
  • A smooth tongue
  • Constipation, diarrhea, a loss of appetite, or gas
  • Nerve problems like numbness or tingling, muscle weakness, and problems walking
  • Vision loss
  • Mental problems like depression, memory loss, or behavioral changes

If you think you have symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency, you can ask your doctor for a blood test.

The elderly should take a daily B12 supplement or a multivitamin that contains B12.

For most people, treatment resolves the problem. But any nerve damage that happened due to the deficiency could be permanent.

Preventing Deficiency Problems

If you don’t eat animal products, or you have a medical condition that limits how well your body absorbs nutrients, experts recommend taking a B12-containing multivitamin and eating breakfast cereal fortified with vitamin B12. Luckily Kama Hemp Juice is extremely high in vitamin B12. It contains more than 100% of the daily adult vitamin B12 intake, essential for normal metabolic function. Hemp Juice is easily assimilated and has the added nutritional benefit of being a multi-vitamin and multi-mineral supplement.

The Internet is full of articles lauding the use of vitamin B12 to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and other chronic conditions or reverse infertility, fatigue, eczema, and a long list of other health problems. It’s best to get enough vitamin B12 to prevent a deficiency, and not look to it as a remedy for what ails you.

If you’re using vitamin B12 supplements, let your doctor know, so he or she can make sure they won’t affect any medicines you’re taking.

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