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Vitamin B-12 and The Body

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin that helps with red blood cells, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA. Vitamin B-12 helps with the absorption of vitamin A into the body and aids in folic acid synthesis. Folic acid is a major aspect of neurological development. A very important role of B-12 is cognition. B-12 is also very important for blood cell formation and anemia prevention. Bone health is also affected by the consumption of B-12, keeping your levels at an adequate amount is great for preventing osteoporosis.

 

People who are at risk of vitamin B-12 deficiency include:

  • Older adults
  • Developing embryos and Infants
  • People with gastrointestinal disorders
  • People who don’t consume meat or dairy  
  • Those who take blood sugar medicine

The recommended daily amount of the vitamin is 2.4 micro grams. Come into Clements Family Chiropractic and learn more about the benefits of B-12 and pick up a bottle, on your way out! Please share this information with others or tag a friend who may be interested.