Vitamin b12 foods for babies

Getting enough Vitamin B12 | Happy Baby Organics

AndieM.Ed., RD, LDN, CLC, RYT-200

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What to know about meeting your and your child’s vitamin B12 needs
  • Learn why vitamin B12 is important for health

  • How much vitamin B12 is needed by age

  • What foods are good sources of vitamin B12

What does vitamin B12 do?

Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. It also helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells, as well as plays a role in brain development during infancy.1 Vitamin B12 also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia, which can make people feel tired and weak.1

During pregnancy, vitamin B12 may play a role in helping prevent spina bifida and other spinal and central nervous system birth defects. 2,3

How much vitamin B12 is needed?

The Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) lists vitamin B12 in micrograms (mcg).

*Note that the numbers for infants are Adequate Intakes (AIs), since there is not enough data to establish an RDA. The AIs provide guidance to help get a level of B12 that is nutritionally adequate.1

  • Infants* 0-6 months: 0.4 mcg

  • Infants* 7-12 months: 0.5 mcg

  • Children 1-3 years: 0.9 mcg

  • Children 4-8 years: 1.2 mcg

  • Children 9-13 years: 1.8 mcg

  • 14 years through adulthood: 2.4 mcg

  • Pregnancy: 2.6 mcg

  • Lactation: 2.8 mcg

Food sources of vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products.1

While this nutrient is generally not present in plant foods, many plant-based products are commonly fortified with B12, such as: breakfast cereals, plant-based milks, nutrition bars, meat substitutes, and Nutritional Yeast. 5

Vitamin B12 in your and your child’s diet

Vitamin B12: Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and formula feeding

Formula produced in the United States must contain a certain amount of B12.7 Breastmilk also contains B12, but the amount is highly linked with the mother’s dietary intake.1 Making sure to eat plenty of B12-rich foods will help you and your baby get enough.

Supplemental vitamin B12 for vegans and lacto-ovo vegetarians (those who avoid dairy and eggs) is often recommended during both pregnancy and lactation to ensure that enough vitamin B12 is transferred to the fetus and infant.6 Be sure to chat with your health care provider to see if a B12 supplement is needed.

Pregnant and lactating women who follow strict vegetarian or vegan diets should also consult with their health care provider regarding vitamin B12 supplements for themselves, their babies, and their children.

Vitamin B12: Baby, toddler, and parent diet

Once your little one is ready to eat solids, be sure to include sources of B12. Some options include pureed poultry or mashed fish, yogurt, or scrambled eggs. Aim for a variety of animal products throughout the week. As your little one gets older, continue to increase texture and variety of the B12-rich foods you offer.

If you and your little one are following a vegetarian or vegan diet, be sure to include foods that are fortified with B12. Look at the Nutrition Facts Panel to see if the food has B12 added. Additionally, chat with your health care provider to determine if a supplement is needed for you or your child.

Tips for getting enough vitamin B12
Include vitamin B12-rich food sources in your and your child’s diet regularly

Include foods that are naturally high in vitamin B12 such as clams, sockeye salmon, beef, and yogurt.

For vegan and vegetarian diets, or diets that are generally low in animal products, include foods fortified with vitamin B12 such as breakfast cereals fortified with 100% of vitamin B12.

If you are a vegan or vegetarian, talk to your health care practitioner about a vitamin B12 supplement.

Here’s a cheat sheet of foods with amounts of vitamin B12 by serving:
  • Clams, 3 oz: 17 mcg

  • Nutritional Yeast, fortified, ¼ cup: 8.3 to 24 mcg

  • Salmon, Atlantic, 3 oz: 2.6 mcg

  • Beef, ground, 85% lean, 3 oz: 2.4 mcg

  • Milk*, 2%, 1 cup: 1.3 mcg

  • Yogurt, plain, 6 oz: 1 mcg

  • Breakfast cereal, fortified with 25% DV for B12, 1 serving: 0.6 mcg

  • Cheddar cheese, 1.5 oz: 0.5 mcg

  • Egg, 1 whole: 0.5 mcg

  • Turkey breast, 3 oz: 0.3 mcg

  • Tempeh, ½ cup: 0.1 mcg1

*Children under 1 year should not drink cow’s milk. Read more here: How Do I Introduce Milk to my Toddler

Recipe and meal ideas to help increase vitamin B12

Wondering about how to include B12 in your baby and toddler’s diet? Here are some recipe ideas to help. Feel free to mash or blend up any of the below recipes should your little one need a softer or smoother consistency!

Crispy Herbed Salmon Bites with Steamed Broccoli & Cauliflower

Ginger Carrot and Sweet Potato Mash with Lean Beef

Fruit and Yogurt Pops

Pumpkin Mac & Cheese

Medications and vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 found in food needs the acidic environment of the stomach to separate it from the protein that it is bound to.1 However the synthetic B12 found in supplements does not need to be separated.1

If you have a low stomach acid level (for example if you are taking medication) then you may have low blood levels of B12, and a supplement taken by mouth may help provide what you need.1,4

Follow up with your health care provider if you are a long-time user of certain medications to treat gastroesophageal reflux, peptic ulcer disease, or are on metformin. 1 They will let you know if a B12 supplement would be beneficial for you.

As always, speak with your health care provider if you have questions about your B12 intake or before starting to take any supplements.

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Vitamin B12 Foods: 12 Great Sources


Animal liver and kidneys

Organ meats are some of the most nutrient-packed foods. Liver and kidneys, especially from lamb, are rich in vitamin B12.

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of lamb liver provides an incredible 3,571% of the Daily Value (DV) for vitamin B12 (1).

While lamb liver is generally higher in vitamin B12 than beef or veal liver, the latter two may still contain about 3,000% of the DV per 3.5 ounces (100 grams) (2, 3).

Lamb liver is also very high in copper, selenium, and vitamins A and B2 (1).

Lamb, veal, and beef kidneys are likewise high in vitamin B12. Lamb kidneys provide about 3,000% of the DV per 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving, plus more than 100% of the DV for vitamin B2 and selenium (4).

B12 content

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of lamb, beef, or veal liver contains up to 3,571% of the DV for vitamin B12, while the same serving of kidneys contains up to 3,000% of the DV.

2. Clams

Clams are small, chewy shellfish that are packed with nutrients.

This mollusk is a lean source of protein and contains very high concentrations of vitamin B12. You can get more than 7,000% of the DV in just 20 small clams (190 grams) (5).

Clams, especially whole baby clams, also provide a great amount of iron, with almost 200% of the DV in a 100-gram (3.5-ounce) serving (6).

Plus, clams have been shown to be a good source of antioxidants (7).

Interestingly, the broth of boiled clams is also high in vitamin B12. Canned clam broth has been shown to provide 113–588% of the DV per 3.5 ounces (100 grams) (8).

B12 content

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of clams contains up to 99 mcg of vitamin B12, which is 4,120% of the DV.

3. Sardines

Sardines are small, soft-boned saltwater fish. They’re usually sold canned in water, oil, or sauces, though you can also buy them fresh. Sardines are especially nutritious because they contain good amounts of almost every single nutrient.

A 1-cup (150-gram) serving of drained sardines provides 554% of the DV for vitamin B12 (9).

Furthermore, sardines are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to provide many health benefits, such as reducing inflammation and improving heart health (10).

B12 content

One cup (150 grams) of drained sardines contains up to 554% of the DV for vitamin B12.

4. Beef

Beef is an excellent source of vitamin B12.

One grilled flat iron steak (about 190 grams) provides 467% of the DV for vitamin B12 (11).

Also, the same amount of steak contains reasonable amounts of vitamins B2, B3, and B6, as well as more than 100% of the DVs for selenium and zinc (11).

If you’re looking for higher concentrations of vitamin B12, it’s recommended to choose low fat cuts of meat. It’s also better to grill or roast it — instead of frying — to preserve the B12 content (12, 13).

B12 content

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of beef contains about 5.9 mcg of vitamin B12. That’s 245% of the DV.

5. Fortified cereal

This source of vitamin B12 may work well for vegetarians and vegans because it’s synthetically made and not derived from animal sources (14).

Although not commonly recommended as part of a healthy diet, fortified cereals can be a good source of B vitamins, especially B12. Food fortification is the process of adding nutrients that are not originally in the food.

For instance, Malt-O-Meal Raisin Bran offers up to 62% of the DV for vitamin B12 in 1 cup (59 grams) (15).

The same serving of this cereal also packs 29% of the DV for vitamin B6 and good amounts of vitamin A, folate, and iron (15).

Research shows that eating fortified cereals daily helps increase vitamin B12 concentrations (16, 17).

In fact, one study showed that when participants ate 1 cup (240 mL) of fortified cereal containing 4.8 mcg (200% of the DV) of vitamin B12 daily for 14 weeks, their B12 levels increased significantly (16).

If you choose to use fortified cereal to increase your vitamin B12 intake, make sure to choose a product that’s low in added sugar and high in fiber or whole grains.

B12 content

Cereal fortified with vitamin B12 may also help you increase your vitamin B12 levels. One cup (59 grams) of Malt-O-Meal Raisin Bran provides 62% of the DV.

6. Tuna

Tuna is a commonly consumed fish and a great source of nutrients, including protein, vitamins, and minerals. It contains high concentrations of vitamin B12, especially in the muscles right beneath the skin, which are known as dark muscles (18).

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of cooked tuna contains 453% of the DV for the vitamin (19).

This same serving size also packs a good amount of lean protein, phosphorus, selenium, and vitamins A and B3 (19).

Canned tuna also contains a decent amount of vitamin B12. In fact, a can (142 grams) of light tuna canned in water contains 152% of the DV (20).

B12 content

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of cooked tuna provides 10.9 mcg of vitamin B12. That’s 453% of the DV.

7. Fortified nutritional yeast

Nutritional yeast is a good vegan source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It’s a species of yeast specifically grown to be used as food, not as a leavening agent in bread and beer.

Nutritional yeast does not naturally contain vitamin B12. However, it’s commonly fortified, which makes it a great source of this nutrient.

As with fortified cereals, the vitamin B12 in nutritional yeast is vegan-friendly because it’s synthetic (14).

Two tablespoons (15 grams) of nutritional yeast may contain up to 733% of the DV for vitamin B12 (21).

In one study, researchers added nutritional yeast to the diets of raw food vegans and found that it increased vitamin B12 blood levels and helped reduce blood markers of B12 deficiency (22).

B12 content

Two tablespoons (15 grams) of nutritional yeast may provide up to 17.6 mcg of vitamin B12. That’s 733% of the DV.

8. Trout

Rainbow trout is considered one of the healthiest fish. This freshwater species is a great source of protein, healthy fats, and B vitamins.

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of trout fillet offers about 312% of the DV for vitamin B12 and 1,171 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (23).

For adults, experts recommend a combined daily intake of 1,100–1,600 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (24).

Trout is also a great source of minerals such as manganese, phosphorus, and selenium (23).

B12 content

A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) serving of trout contains 7.5 mcg of vitamin B12. That’s 312% of the DV.

9. Salmon

Salmon is well known for having one of the highest concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids. It’s also an excellent source of B vitamins.

A half fillet (178 grams) of cooked salmon can pack 208% of the DV for vitamin B12 (25).

The same serving may also provide 4,123 mg of omega-3 fatty acids (25).

Alongside its high fat content, this fish offers a high amount of protein, with about 40 grams in a half fillet (178 grams) (25).

B12 content

A half fillet (178 grams) of cooked salmon offers more than 200% of the DV for vitamin B12.

10. Fortified nondairy milk

Nondairy milk is popular among those who want a nutritious vegan replacement for dairy milk.

While soy, almond, and rice milks are not naturally high in vitamin B12, they are usually fortified, which makes them an excellent source of this vitamin.

One example is soy milk, which provides up to 86% of the DV for vitamin B12 in 1 cup (240 mL) (26).

As such, fortified nondairy milks make a great option for those who want to increase their B12 intake and avoid deficiency (27).

Like the B12 in other fortified sources, the B12 in nondairy milk is synthetic, so it’s vegan-friendly (14).

B12 content

One cup (240 ml) of soy milk contains 2.1 mcg of vitamin B12, or 86% of the DV.

11. Milk and dairy products

Milk and other dairy products, such as yogurt and cheese, are great sources of protein and several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12.

One cup (240 ml) of whole milk supplies 46% of the DV for vitamin B12 (28).

Cheese is also a rich source of vitamin B12. One large slice (22 grams) of Swiss cheese contains about 28% of the DV (29).

Full-fat plain yogurt may also be a decent source. It has even been shown to help improve vitamin B12 status in people who are deficient in this vitamin (30, 31).

Interestingly, studies have found that your body absorbs the vitamin B12 in milk and dairy products better than the vitamin B12 in beef, fish, or eggs (32, 33, 34).

B12 content

Dairy is a great source of vitamin B12. One cup (240 mL) of whole milk provides 46% of the DV, and one slice (22 grams) of Swiss cheese contains 28%.

12. Eggs

Eggs are a great source of complete protein and B vitamins, especially B2 and B12.

Two large eggs (100 grams) supply about 46% of the DV for vitamin B12, plus 39% of the DV for vitamin B2 (35).

Research has shown that egg yolks have higher levels of vitamin B12 than egg whites. The B12 in egg yolks is also easier to absorb. Therefore, it’s recommended to eat whole eggs instead of just their whites (36).

In addition to getting a good dose of vitamin B12, you’ll get a healthy amount of vitamin D. Eggs are one of the few foods that naturally contain it, with 11% of the DV in two large eggs (35).

B12 content

Two large eggs (100 grams) contain 1.1 mcg of vitamin B12. That’s 46% of the DV.

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin with many essential functions in your body.

It’s necessary for keeping your nerves healthy and supporting the production of DNA and red blood cells, as well as maintaining normal brain function.

The Reference Daily Intake (RDI) is about 2.4 mcg but slightly higher for those who are pregnant or nursing (32).

Vitamin B12 is absorbed in your stomach with the help of a protein called intrinsic factor. This substance binds to the vitamin B12 molecule and helps your blood and cells absorb it.

Excess vitamin B12 is stored in your liver. If you consume more than the RDI, your body saves it for future use.

What is vitamin B12 deficiency?

You may develop a vitamin B12 deficiency if your body doesn’t produce enough intrinsic factor or if you don’t eat enough vitamin B12-rich foods (37).

Vitamin B12 is mainly found in animal products, especially meat and dairy products. However, for those eating vegan diets, fortified foods can be good sources of this vitamin (32, 38).

Vitamin B12 supplements are recommended for people who are at risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, including older adults, those who are pregnant or nursing, vegetarians and vegans, those with intestinal problems, and those who have had stomach surgery.

Like the vitamin B12 in fortified sources, the B12 in supplements is synthetic, so it’s vegan-friendly (14).

Vitamin B12 supplements can be found in many forms. You can swallow, chew, or drink them or place them under your tongue. A healthcare professional can also inject you with vitamin B12.

Research has shown that vitamin B12 taken by mouth and muscular injection are equally effective at restoring B12 levels in people with a deficiency (39, 40, 41).

In fact, one study found that people with low levels of vitamin B12 replenished their stores after 90 days of either supplements or injections (40).

Pernicious anemia

However, vitamin B12 deficiency is not always caused by inadequate dietary intake. It’s sometimes caused by lack of intrinsic factor.

Lack of intrinsic factor is most common in older people and usually associated with an autoimmune disease called pernicious anemia.

The most common treatment for pernicious anemia is lifelong vitamin B12 injections, but small amounts of vitamin B12 are absorbed without intrinsic factor. One review concluded that taking 1,000 mcg daily is an effective alternative to injections (42).

Vitamin B12 is a key nutrient that your body needs for many essential functions.

It’s found in large amounts in animal products, fortified foods, and dietary supplements. Some of the richest sources are liver, beef, sardines, clams, and dairy products.

Whether you want to increase your vitamin stores or prevent deficiency, eating these foods may considerably improve your overall health.

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Try this today: Liquid vitamin B12 supplements are one good option if you’re not getting enough B12 from your diet.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a large group of cobalt-containing biologically active substances - cobalamins. These include cyanocobalamin, hydroxocobalamin, methylcobalamin and cobamamide (the latter two are coenzymatic forms of vitamin B12).

Sometimes only cyanocobalamin is called vitamin B12, since the main amount of vitamin B12 enters our body in this form. Another name for vitamin B12 is extrinsic Castle factor.

Vitamin B12, like other B vitamins, is a water-soluble vitamin. The amount of vitamin B12 an individual needs depends on gender, age, and their dietary needs.

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in various processes in the body. It is necessary for DNA synthesis and energy production, participates in the formation of red blood cells, supports the normal function of the nervous system and metabolism. Vitamin B12 also plays a key role in lowering levels of an amino acid called homocysteine, high levels of which have been linked to chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Vitamin B12 is found mainly in animal products such as meat (beef), organ meats (liver and kidney), seafood (shellfish, sardines, tuna), fish (trout, salmon), dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese ) and eggs. It is also enriched with flakes, yeast and vegetable milk substitutes.

Severe vitamin B12 deficiency is rare, but approximately 26% of the world's population is mildly deficient. Most often, vitamin B12 deficiency occurs due to limited intake of food of animal origin or malabsorption of nutrients. Vegetarians are at risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency due to a low intake of animal foods or a restricted diet. Violation of the absorption of vitamin B12 is often observed in the elderly, it is secondary to gastric achlorhydria.

Vitamin B12 deficiency was first described in 1849. At that time, vitamin B12 deficiency was thought to be fatal. It has been suggested that vitamin B12 deficiency can take years to develop and is only found in vegans or people with severe anemia. More recent studies have shown that there are side effects associated with subclinical B12 deficiency, most often due to malabsorption or inadequate nutrition. Rates of subclinical vitamin B12 deficiency are high in developing countries, among the elderly, and among vegetarians. Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to complications such as fatigue, anemia, neuropathy, adverse pregnancy outcomes, vascular disorders, cognitive impairment, development of bone and eye pathologies.

The risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency increases if:

- you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet,

- you are over 50 years old,

- you have gastrointestinal disorders, including Crohn's disease, celiac disease,

- you have had surgery on the digestive tract, such as weight loss surgery or bowel resection,

- you are using metformin and acid-lowering drugs,

- you have specific genetic mutations such as MTHFR, MTRR and CBS,

- You regularly drink alcoholic beverages.

If there is a risk of vitamin B12 deficiency, the use of dietary supplements containing B12 may help to meet the requirements for this vitamin.

Most people easily get enough vitamin B12 simply by eating a healthy diet. For example, two eggs for breakfast provide approximately 1.2 micrograms of vitamin B12; 85g of tuna for lunch is 2.5mcg of the vitamin, and 85g of beef for dinner is 1.4mcg. Therefore, vitamin B12 supplementation is not recommended for healthy individuals unless they have the factors listed above that affect intake or absorption of vitamin B12.

While relatively few young people are deficient in B12, up to 62% of people over the age of 65 are deficient because the body naturally produces less gastric acid and intrinsic factor (Castle factor) with age, which affect vitamin absorption AT 12. Gastric juice is necessary for the body to access vitamin B12, which is found in food, and Castle factor is needed for the absorption of the vitamin. Therefore, it is recommended that individuals over 50 years of age use dietary supplements and fortified foods to meet most of their vitamin B12 needs.
Pregnant women have slightly higher requirements for vitamin B12 than the general population. Maternal vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with the development of neural tube defects in children. In addition, a large systematic review found that maternal B12 deficiency is associated with a higher risk of preterm birth and low birth weight babies. Sufficient levels of vitamin B12 in pregnant women can be achieved through a balanced diet or the addition of special dietary supplements for pregnant women containing vitamin B12 to the diet.

When there is a deficiency of vitamin B12 in a lactating woman, in children who are breastfed, there is a decrease in appetite and developmental delay.
Vitamin B12 supplementation is thought to improve memory and mood, but there is not much evidence to support this theory.
Animal studies show that vitamin B12 deficiency is associated with impaired memory. However, there is currently no evidence that B12 supplements improve memory in humans.

The optimal dosage of vitamin B12 depends on the age, lifestyle and dietary needs of the individual. The physiological need for vitamin B12 for adults is 3 mcg per day, for children - 1.4 - 3 mcg per day. Please note that the amount of vitamin B12 that the body can absorb from dietary supplements is not very high - it is believed that out of 500 micrograms of vitamin B12 contained in dietary supplements, the body absorbs only 10 micrograms. Older people and pregnant and lactating women may require higher doses.

Since vitamin B12 is water soluble, it does not accumulate in the body, but the excess is excreted in the urine. As such, vitamin B12 is considered relatively safe and has not been given an upper intake limit (the maximum amount that can be safely taken without side effects).
However, in some cases, the use of vitamin B12 can lead to skin diseases such as dermatitis (most often this condition occurs with injections). High doses of B vitamins, in excess of 1,000 micrograms, also lead to complications in people with kidney disease. In addition, extremely high levels of B12 in the blood of mothers have been linked to a higher risk of developing autism in their children. Vitamin B12 deficiency is common and can present in a variety of ways, making it difficult to diagnose. If you are at risk of developing vitamin B12 deficiency, contact your doctor. For most healthy people, vitamin B12 deficiency can be easily prevented by introducing foods rich in this vitamin into the diet.

Be sure to consult your doctor before using dietary supplements.

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Which foods contain vitamin B12

Most vitamin B12 is found in animal products such as liver, beef, pork, lamb, eggs and turkey breast. It is also useful to eat milk, cheese, beef kidneys, cod, salmon, mackerel, shrimp and mussels.

Why Vitamin B12 is needed

B12 dissolves well in water and is the only vitamin that is rich in mineral elements, such as cobalt. Therefore, B12 is also called cyanocobalamin and cobalamin.

The main feature of B12 is that it is involved in the formation of erythrocytes - red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the body. It is also responsible for the division of blood cells and the formation of DNA. Regulates the work of immunity, skin and gastric mucosa. Participates in the construction of nerve fibers and affects metabolism, regulates the metabolism of lipids and carbohydrates.

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Vitamin B12 protects the body from anemia. It is especially useful for children, as it is simultaneously responsible for the growth and development of all organs.

Cobalamin affects the psycho-emotional state. Removes feelings of anxiety, irritability. Helps to concentrate and memorize large flows of information.

Doctors prescribe vitamin B12 for various forms of anemia, polyneuritis, psoriasis, bone injuries.

Also recommended for liver cirrhosis, hepatitis, gastritis, pancreatitis and radiation sickness.

Vitamin B12 Daily Value

Vitamin B12 is useful in small doses. So, on average, an adult needs only 3 micrograms of cobalamin per day.

Babies up to six months need only 0.4 micrograms. For children under 3 years old, 0.9 micrograms of the vitamin is sufficient. But adolescents under 13 years old already need 1.8 micrograms of a useful element per day.

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Lack of vitamin B12

The first signs of B12 deficiency - a person becomes nervous, his skin turns pale. He gets tired quickly and always wants to sleep. Appetite disappears. There are back pains, shortness of breath with elementary walking. There is a feeling of numbness in the arms and legs. The work of the stomach is also disturbed. Simply put, a person melts before our eyes and loses vitality. In advanced cases, "pernicious anemia" begins.

B12 deficiency is common in vegetarians and vegans who avoid meat, fish and dairy products. And they neglect to use synthetic cobalamin.

Excess vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 from natural food is not stored in the body. Otherwise, it simply comes out naturally (along with urine).

Excess occurs only in cases of individual intolerance and with synthetic intake. Of the side effects: pulmonary edema, blood clots in the vessels, heart pain, urticaria or anaphylactic shock.

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Expert Comment

- Vitamin B12 is responsible for blood formation. Without it, the formation of hemoglobin is impossible. It also stimulates the growth of any tissue. Provides fatty metabolism of the liver. Responsible for the state of the nervous system. When there is not enough vitamin B12, then most often problems with the stomach begin - the same gastritis. There is also fatigue and shortness of breath with little physical exertion, pallor of the skin. In the elderly, the gait changes, it becomes more shaky. Very often, hemoglobin drops during fasting or in vegetarians because they refuse animal products.

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