Top health benefits of vitamin B12 :





Vitamin B12 is ;


  • Water-soluble

  • also called cobalamin.

and used for;


  • Bone health

  • Red blood cells formation

  • DNA Synthesis

  • Energy levels

  • Used for nervous system development.


1_ Uses in the red blood cells production :


  • It helps in the production of red blood cells

  • When you have less supplement of vitamin B12 in your body, it causes a disease called anemia

  • In this disease your body doesn’t transport oxygen to other parts of the body due to red blood cells deficiency.


2_It prevents birth defects :


  • Vitamin B12 plays a very important role to a healthy pregnancy.

  • It prevents brain and spinal cord birth defects too.


3_ It gives energy boost to your body :


Vitamin B12 improves your level of energy and produces energy in your body when it’s deficiency occurs.



4_ It prevents your brain with memory loss:


  • It’s deficiency causes memory loss especially in older peoples

  • It prevents brain astrophy too

  • Brain astrophy is a disease in which loss of neurons occurs in the brain,which results poor memory performance.


5_ Improves your mood:


  • Vitamin B12 plays an important role to metabolize serotonin

  • Serotonin is a chemical used for improving your mood, it’s deficiency causes depression.


6_ Vitamin B12 promotes healthy hair, nails and skin:


  • It’s proper supplement improves your skin, hair and nails, but it’s deficiency causes dermatologic symptoms like

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Nail discoloration

  • Vitiligo ( looses skin in patches).


7_Reduces macular degeneration:


  • Vitamin B12 prevents macular degeneration disease, which mainly affects vision of the eyes.


Sources of vitamin B12:


Although it is primarily found in animal products but there are some main sources


  • Cooked salmon fish

  • Whole milk Greek yogurt

  • Eggs

  • Meat

  • Some plant-based foods ( breakfast cereals).


Side effects of vitamin B12 :


It is considered safe and doesn’t associate with many side effects.


However it may causes allergic reactions in some peoples or when used in high doses.

It may causes


  • Rashes

  • Shortness of breath

  • Swollen tongue

  • Itching

Low blood potassium levels.



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