Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is part of the vitamin B family.  B vitamins help support adrenal function, help calm and maintain a healthy nervous system, and are necessary for key metabolic processes.  Vitamin B12 is important to DNA synthesis and maintaining healthy nerve cells.

Vitamin B12 is required for red blood cell formation and normal growth.  It is also important for fertility during pregnancy, builds immunity, and helps treat some degenerative diseases (often administered in therapy for cancer, AIDS, osteoarthritis, and multiple sclerosis).  Additional benefits include the potential help to those with nervous disorders, possible improved resistance to infection and disease, and possible increased energy.

        Benefits of Vitamin B12:

  • Needed to convert carbohydrates into glucose in the

        body, thus leading to energy production and decreased

        fatigue and lethargy

  • Helps in healthy regulation of the nervous system

        and reducing depression, stress, and brain shrinkage

  • Helps maintain a healthy digestive system

  • Protects against heart disease by curbing and

        improving unhealthy cholesterol levels and protecting

        against stroke and high blood pressure

  • Essential for healthy skin, hair, and nails; helps in cell reproduction and constant renewal of the skin

TOP VITAMIN 12 RICH FOODS:

Liver (beef), Fish (Mackerel), Eggs (Chicken), Fortified Cereals (All Bran), Red Meat, Salmon, Fortified Soy (Silken Tofu), Milk, Swiss Cheese, Yogurt