Vitamin B12 is an important nutrient that we should be paying attention to and ensuring that we aren’t deficient. It preforms a lot of important functions in our body like facilitating the metabolism of folic acid, helping to synthesize proteins, helping with the development of neurotransmitters; it’s essential for DNA synthesis and many other important functions.
When we are deficient in Vitamin B12 we can start to feel confused, depressed, irritable and moody; dizzy, drowsy and fatigued, we can have problems with insomnia and decreased appetite, increased stiffness and weakness (among others).
Digestive disorders, the use of antacids and other medications like cholesterol lowering medications, contraceptives, penicillin, histamine lowering medications (among others) can all contribute to Vitamin B12 depletion.
Here are 5 foods that are high in B12 that you can easily add into your daily/weekly routine to help prevent a deficiency:
liver (beef, lamb or chicken)
clams or oysters
eggs (the yolks are high in B12)
fresh salmon or tuna
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