Vitamin B12 is not naturally occurring in plant foods, so vegetarians and vegans may not get enough in their diets and may need to take a B supplement. Nowadays a lot of people worldwide suffering from a vitamin B12 deficiency, which can lead to Anemia.
Symptoms of B12 deficiency include muscle weakness, constipation, shortness of breath, bleeding gums and mouth, vision problems and loss of appetite. Deficiency is also damaging to the nervous system and can cause depression, poor memory, confusion, and dementia. Vitamin B12 is essential for building blood cells and maintaining healthy nerve cells in the body. It reduces weakness, tiredness and fatigue and support mental health. In children, deficiency can cause problems with movement and delays reaching typical developmental milestones.
Another interesting benefit of vitamin B12 supplementation is the increase in basal metabolic rate. Our metabolism is the most important factor in determining our weight.
It’s a nice side effect for people who want to lose some weight.
Following beneficial effects are claimed by the “European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)”:
Vitamin B12 contributes to:
- normal energy-yielding metabolism
- normal functioning of the nervous system
- normal homocysteine metabolism
- normal psychological function
- normal red blood cell formation
- the normal function of the immune system
- the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- has a role in the process of cell division
Taking any one of the B vitamins as a single supplement for a long period of time can result in an imbalance of other important B vitamins. For this reason, it is recommendable to take a supplement, which includes the full spectrum of the B vitamins.
We at Vitaalia offer the complete range of all 8 B-vitamins (“neurotropic vitamins”) in optimal dosages in handy spray bottle as the sublingually absorption through the mouth is a very fast way to deliver the vitamins into the bloodstream. You can also find the full spectrum of B-vitamins in our Multivitamin & Minerals plus tablets.