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Vitamin B12 Deficiency: The Dangers, Diagnosis, and Remedies

Published : Aug 17, 2021 2 mins read Updated On : Dec 07, 2023

Sign and Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency -Fast&Up

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is an essential water-soluble vitamin with a mainly non-vegetarian source. Indian population with vegetarian habitat is more prone to B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is considered to be a building block of life, as it plays important role in smooth functioning of body. Vitamin B12 Deficiency results in lethargy, tiredness, impaired brain, and nervous system functions, abnormal red blood cell production, and low immunity.

Sources of Vitamin B12

Natural sources of Vitamin B12 include animal products such as meat, fish, poultry, egg, milk, and milk products. Vitamin B12 is generally absent from vegetarian and vegan diets, but one can ensure daily intake with supplementation.

Fast&Up B-12 + B-Complex with Organic wholefood vitamins helps to fulfill daily B12 requirements. B12 + B-Complex is USDA organic certified, high quality, and ideal for vegans and vegetarians with no added sugar, artificial color, or preservatives.

Symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency

  • Impaired Brain & Nervous System Function
  • Tiredness
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Mood Swings
  • Decreased RBC production
  • Fatigue
  • Low Immunity

Risk Factors for B-12 Deficiency

  • Dietary Choices – Vegan or Vegetarian Diet
  • Elderly People
  • Co-Morbidity
  • Pernicious Anemia
  • Medication
  • Acidity
  • Indigestion

Why Vegan have B12 Deficiency?

Vitamin B12 is a special vitamin. Although it is required in minute quantities spread over the day, its deficiency is quite prevalent with vegans. The symptoms sometimes take up to 5 to 20 years to develop and for a few they might develop within a year. With extensive research, it has been proven that only fortified food or supplementation helps to fulfill daily Vitamin B12 requirements.

Along with that B12 is a water-soluble vitamin, so one has to ensure daily consumption to meet daily requirements and maintain daily health.

Role of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is considered to be a building block of the body, it plays a key role in various important functions in the body. B12 helps in energy production by breaking down the food we eat to energy. In addition, it ensures normal RBC production. 

Role of Vitamin B12  - Fast&Up

Deficiency or lack of B12 results in damage to the myelin sheath that surrounds and protects nerves. Without protection, nerves cease to function properly. Even a minute deficiency of B12 results in damage to the nervous system's functioning.

Bottom Line:

Know that we know the importance of maintaining healthy levels of Vitamin B12, it is important we choose the right supplements as well. Fast&Up B-12 + B-Complex is USDA organic certified, natural, pure, 100% vegan, NON-GMO, soy free with no added sugar, artificial color, or preservative and causes no known side effects.

Jenil Shah
Jenil Shah
Nutrition Supplement Geek

Jenil completed his graduation in Biotechnology and masters in Nutraceuticals. He has a 3.5+ years of experience in various sectors including nutrition supplements, content writing and nutrition wr... Read More

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