We all have that one friend who is just naturally good at everything. Whether it be basketball, board games, or long division, he or she always comes out on top.
The essential vitamin, B12, is just like those overachievers. When incorporated into your daily diet, it can be your new best friend.
- Mood stability
- Increases natural energy
- Maintains good heart health
- Maintains hormonal balance
- Improves memory
- Prevents onset of Alzheimer’s
- Addresses adrenal fatigue
- Red blood cell production
- Improved health of hair and skin
As beneficial as B12 is, a deficiency of the vitamin can lead to any number of issues including:
B12 DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS
- Chronic fatigue
- Increased stress level
- General “run down” feeling
- An increased risk for heart disease
- Hormonal imbalance
While a little goes a long way, we need to maintain a daily intake of B12 because it is readily flushed from the body. Unfortunately, at least fifteen percent of the U.S. is chronically deficient in B12, according to the National Institute of Health.
THOSE MOST LIKELY AT RISK
- People suffering from anemia
- Heavy drinkers
B12 is most commonly found in animal protein. This leaves vegetarians and especially vegans at an extreme disadvantage when it comes to finding viable sources. While there is a negligible amount in certain plant algae often marketed in Whole Foods stores, they do not offer enough to sustain the body’s daily requirements. For this reason, physicians often recommend their non-meat eating patients to bolster their B12 needs through sources outside of their diet.
BEST SOURCES OF B12
- Beef and chicken liver
- Organic yogurt
- Raw milk
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