Nutrition

Vitamin B12: Why it’s So Important to Your Health

Vitamin B12 Health Information

Keep your mind sharp and body energized – if it’s been lacking, vitamin B12 could be the reason.

Last year we discussed the changes in the nutrition facts label and how there had been a shift in what nutritional aspects experts intended to highlight on the label. Gone was the prominence of vitamin A and C to instead focus on vitamin D as well as other aspects that are lacking in the average American diet.

Though Vitamin B12 was not one of these vitamins to be highlighted on the nutrition facts label, it still is lacking in many diets – particularly among those who eat little or no animal products. The benefits of moving from low to regular vitamin B12 levels are often quite exciting.

What signs may indicate I am not getting enough Vitamin B12?

According to the National Institute of Health, a deficiency in vitamin B12 can cause

  • Tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Constipation
  • Issues balancing
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Poor Memory

What foods contain Vitamin B12 naturally?

Food from animals, such as beef, fish, meat, eggs, milk, as well as other dairy products is commonly good sources of vitamin B12. However, those with vegetarian or vegan diets eat little to none of these foods.

The good news: vitamin B12 is included in many fortified foods such as breakfast cereal.

How can I raise my Vitamin B12?

Besides supplements and eating foods with B12, professionally administered shots for B12 are a common solution. These are often used as a way to boost energy and improve general health and memory.

We can administer these at our clinic if you are deemed to be in need of boosting your B12 levels.

Which type of Vitamin B12 supplements are best?

When it comes to supplements we always recommend the pharmaceutical grade supplements that we carry in our clinic as opposed to store-brand supplements.

The difference with the supplements we sell, both with vitamin B12 and other supplements, comes in their transparency to ingredients, consistency, and overall higher quality product.