The Importance of Vitamin B12 And Weight Loss
Vitamin B12 is an important water-soluble vitamin that not only keeps the body’s nerve and blood cell’s healthy, but it also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia, that would normally make you weak and tired. Because of that, it is believed by many that B12 gives you energy, when really it just helps prevent you from becoming weak or tired. You can get B12 from foods, vitamins or chewable, and B12 shots.
You can get B12 naturally in certain seafood such as oysters and clams, salmon, tuna and herring. You can also get B12 in lean beef or liver. Some symptoms of B12 deficiency include anemia, headaches, dizziness, chronic fatigue, depression and mood swings.
While B12 is generally non-toxic, an oversupply or deficiency can influence an oversupply or deficiency in another vitamins. For example, if you had an oversupply of B12, it would work against Vitamin C in your body tissues, and an oversupply of Vitamin C would prevent the absorption of B12 in your body. Normal healthy adults should be getting at least 2.4 mcg’s of B12 a day.
Many weight loss supplements have vitamin b12 as part of their ingredient list. B12 seems to help with weight loss to some degree but more studies need to be done on this issue.
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