What may the symptoms be of low Vitamin B12 in the body?
B12 supports the body in the following;
• Anaemia and pernicious anaemia
• Weakened immune system
• Imbalanced nervous system
• Unstable balance
• Numbness or tingling in the arms and legs
• Soreness of the mouth and tongue
• Low stomach acid
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin. Water-soluble vitamins dissolve in water. After the body uses these vitamins, leftover amounts leave the body through the urine. Although the body can store vitamin B12 for years in the liver some people can be prone to deficiency.
Vitamin B12 is found naturally some foods - mainly animal products.
You can get the recommended amounts of vitamin B12 by eating a variety of the foods including:
• Organ meats for example beef liver
• Some breakfast cereals and nutritional yeasts
• Shellfish for example clams
• Meat, poultry, eggs, milk and other dairy foods
• Examples of B12 foods.
• A 3 oz - 70 percent lean ground beef contains 2.56 mcg, 3 eggs contains 1.2 mcg, Soy milk 8 oz contains 3.0 mcg, Soya Cheese 100g contains 2.5 mcg, Marmite 100g contains 1 mcg, Lambs liver B12 content 100g contains 83 mcg
Hampstead Health Practice support
• If you are vegan, vegetarian, eat meat rarely, anaemic,taking certain medications, are not keen on Nutritional yeasts like marmite or over 50 you may benefit from taking a B12 supplement.
• Taking 2mg or less a day of vitamin B12 in supplements is acceptable is supplement form. 2 mg = 2000mcg
• Hampstead Health Practice oral B12 spray is 1200mcg when you spray orally 4 times once a day.
• You can tailor make the amount of sprays you do per day from 1 to 4 depending on what you have eaten throughout the day.
• The Oral B12 is easy to take - Just spray in your mouth and taste of fruit so gives you a fresh breath taste and the B12 nutrient will give you the optimum health require