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Vitamin B12


Vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin that also goes by “cobalamin,” wears many health-promoting hats. First, it supports the production of cellular energy, which you can think of as an invisible engine that keeps everything humming along. It also prevents megaloblastic anemia, where your body lacks healthy red blood cells and you end up feeling tired and weak. It also helps replicate DNA for healthy new cells. Whew…what a multi-tasker! You can get this busy B from red meat, chicken, eggs, fish, and dairy, but plant-based foods contain no vitamin B12 unless they’re fortified with it. That means if you’re a vegetarian or a vegan, you may want to take a B12 supplement or a multivitamin to make sure you're getting enough. (That advice goes for carnivores too!) Symptoms of a B12 deficiency include fatigue, weakness, numbness or tingling in the arms and legs, cognitive difficulties, depression, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss. All symptoms to have checked out!

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JOLSID Podcast: Vitamin B12 - DNA Creation, Improved Thinking & Verbal Reasoning

Most of us are aware of Vitamin B12 through the VITAMIN B COMPLEX SUPPLEMENT accompanied along with other Vitamin Bs. So vitamin B12 and all other supplements discussed in this podcast all have direct impact on either your motivation, mindset, mental clarity or overall well being not because we believe it, because it's science and results can be replicated. Here are a few facts about what happens when you are vitamin B12 deficient: Symptoms of a deficiency often mimic those of dementia, such as memory loss, disorientation, and difficulty thinking and reasoning. It can be hard distinguishing deficiency from dementia, especially since older folks are at risk for both. If Vitamin B12 persists for years, it can cause severe, irreversible neurologic damage—like an inability to concentrate. Other permanent side effects include nerve damage, insomnia, erectile dysfunction, even difficulty with bowel More than a couple of drinks a week can even reduce the absorption of vitamin B12 because B12 gets is stored in the liver, and alcohol consumption can impair liver function and deplete B12 stores or make it harder for the liver to use it. As athletes, creative and entrepreneurs our brain and body are the best things we have. Even if we fail at one venture or competition we can still have chance for another comeback as long as our cognitive abilities are in their prime. Few facts about Vitamin B12 Vitamin B12 is a powerhouse supplement, because it even helps create DNA, it is crucial for Brain function, boosts Immune systems and creates new blood cells Vitamin B12 deficiencies are found mostly in vegan or vegetarians because most of the vitamin B12 is found in meats and dairy products. If you are over 50 and feel exhausted, rapid heartbeats and brain fog there are chances you are vitamin B12 deficient. As you age your stomach produces less acid and acid is critical for Vitamin B12 absorption. If you are experiencing cognitive decline then as a first step you should get tested for vitamin B12 deficiency. How to: Unlike fat-soluble vitamins that accumulate in your body and can have side effects in excess, B12 is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning your body only absorbs a small amount and the rest is excreted. Supplementation of vitamin B12 tends to be around 1,000mcg (1mg) of supplemental vitamin B12 that you can buy over the counter. Even though it is a safe vitamin, please consult a licensed physician before taking any medications or unsure about the dosage.

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