Hey Readers! How are you doing? Feeling Healthy and Happy? I hope you read our blog in which I listed all the vitamins and their functions. We also discuss their relation with weight loss. Today we are going to talk about Vitamin B-12 in particular. Why only Vitamin B-12. It is due to a fact I read today 80% of Indians are deficient of Vitamin B-12. So here we are, today we will discuss it all about Vitamin B-12. I hope that DieticianForHealth makes the proportion less. For that you just need to read our blog and if you think you have this problem. Book a free consultation and we will help you out. Firstly let’s talk about what is Vitamin B-12? Then I will tell you Why Indians are deficient of it?
Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin like all other Vitamin B. This means it is dissolvable in water and can flow through your blood stream. One interesting fact is that you can store it in your body for up to 4 years. It is large and complex-structured vitamin. Excess of it is excreted as urine.
Vitamin B-12 is essential for nerve tissue, brain function and producing RBCs. You require vitamin B-12 for normal functioning of nervous system. Even the cell metabolism is dependent on it. It plays a role in synthesis of fatty acids and energy production. It helps your body to absorb folic acid and you can easily release energy due to it. Production of RBCs decreases if you are deficient of it. Though your body produce millions of RBCs, but without Vitamin B-12, they cannot multiply.
If you have this deficiency you can suffer from permanent brain damage.
As said earlier too people above 14 years of age should consume 2.4 mcg of it daily. Pregnant Women should consume 2.6 mcg of it. Lactating women should have 2.8 mcg of it. Excessive intake of it does nothing harmful. But taking supplements is something which we don’t recommend.
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Our dieticians recommend that people should have more animal rich products. People who are vegetarian can include dairy products in their diet. List of food containing Vitamin B-12 are:-
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