Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is a water-soluble B-Complex vitamin. Perhaps one of the most well-known vitamins for its "energy boosting" benefits, B12 plays many roles in the body. These roles combine are what gives B12 its reputations. B12 plays an integral part in the processes of cell metabolism, red blood cell formation, nervous system function, and the production of DNA.

Vitamin B12 deficiency is most common in those who follow a vegetarian or vegan diet without supplementation, especially women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, and those with inadequate B12 absorption due to lack of intrinsic factor, celiac disease, or other gastrointestinal issues. Anemia can be a sign of B12 deficiency, though it requires lab tests to determine whether the cause of the anemia is low levels of iron, B12, folate, Vitamin C, or a blood disease. Vitamin B12 deficiency is occasionally missed in seniors since symptoms such as anemia, fatigue, memory issues, neuropathy, and difficulty walking are quite common in older adults, even those not suffering from B12 deficiency; making blood tests to determine vitamin deficiencies highly recommended.

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