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1/17/2019 3:27:55 PM

Vitamin B12

 
Health benefits of Vitamin B12:
For the health of your blood cells, nervous system and DNA structure, and may decrease the risk of birth defects, Alzheimer's, heart disease and cancer

Description

See the bottom of this page for the ingredients highest in vitamin B12.

What is vitamin B12?


Vitamin B12 is water soluble and has the largest and most complex chemical structure of all the vitamins1. It contains an atom of the element cobalt at its centre. It is naturally present in meat and fish and is also available as a dietary supplement.

Why does it matter to me?

Vitamin B12 is required for proper red blood cell formation, neurological function (nervous system), and DNA synthesis (structure). 

It may also play an important role in reducing the risk of progressive neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, birth defects, heart disease and certain forms of cancer2.

Did you know?

Although humans have a rich amount of gut bacteria, present mainly in the large intestine, the human B12 uptake system is present in the small intestine. Therefore, humans do not acquire B12 from their gut bacteria and must rely on B12 to be present in their diet. 

Studies have shown that an adequate intake of vitamin B12 along with folate may be beneficial in the prevention of birth defects2.

Vitamin B12 is used by cells in the replication of DNA which is essential to maintain cellular health3

It plays an important role in turning fats and proteins to energy4.

It's associated with a decreased risk of heart disease and cancer along with folate.

It's required by the body to form the protective coating around our nerves.

What happens if I don’t get enough?


Vitamin B12 deficiency is estimated to affect 10%-15% of individuals over the age of 60 but some say that the figure is much higher and affects all ages5.

Celiac disease may result in Vitamin B12 deficiency6

Vitamin B12 deficiency has been linked to depression in a number of studies.7
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There are several clinical trials currently underway to further investigate the role that vitamin B12 deficiency might play is the development of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and certain forms of cancer

A very current area of research is into the relationship between B12 deficiency and gastritis and gastric cancer.

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Review date: 10/26/2018
Next review date: 4/29/2019
Vitamin B12

Top 6 ingredients for Vitamin B12 taking into account portion size and cooking retention factors

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Veal liver

Veal liver

150g
89.78µg = 2244% of your RDA/RI
2244%
Calves liver

Calves liver

150g
81.6µg = 2040% of your RDA/RI
2040%
Beef liver

Beef liver

150g
71.16µg = 1779% of your RDA/RI
1779%
Lambs liver

Lambs liver

150g
64.8µg = 1620% of your RDA/RI
1620%
Vitamin B12 - benevolent Nourishment

Vitamin B12 - benevolent Nourishment

1g
50µg = 1250% of your RDA/RI
1250%
Octopus

Octopus

225g
40.5µg = 1013% of your RDA/RI
1013%