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Jun 19,2017

Chances are you’re B-12 deficient 1

VITAMIN B-12 FOR MENTAL CLARITY, FOCUS AND ENERGY

Vitamin B-12 is a nutrient that is essential for life and healthy aging. It is required for metabolism, a process that encompasses all the physical and chemical processes in the body that convert or use energy. This includes breathing, blood circulation, muscle contraction, food digestion and brain/nerve function.2 3 Signs of low Vitamin B-12 levels include weakness, fatigue, motor disturbances and a range of behavioral changes including mood and personality.4 Therefore, supplementing with Vitamin B-12 may help support mental clarity, focus and energy. You could have a B-12 deficiency if you:1

  • Are over age 50
  • Follow a vegetarian or vegan diet
  • Have had gastrointestinal disorders

Get the B-12 you need. As science continues to show more and more ways that a lack of B-12 adversely affects our health, it becomes even more important that we use a supplement that effectively provides our bodies and our brains with the Vitamin B-12 they so desperately need.

KEY SIGNS OF DEFICIENCY

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns healthcare providers to watch their patients for these signs of low Vitamin B-12 levels:4

  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pale skin
  • Anemia
  • Tingling of the hands and feet
  • Hallucinations

It’s important to note that even if you have any of these signs, it does not necessarily mean that you have a B-12 deficiency. These signs could stem from many causes. However, it does mean that your healthcare provider might want to rule out B-12 deficiency as a possible culprit.


Sources:

  1. http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-HealthProfessional/
  2. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002403.htm
  3. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002257.htm
  4. http://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/vitamin-b12-deficiency-can-be-sneaky-harmful-201301105780
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