Thursday, June 4, 2015

Did you know lack of this vitamin can lead to depression and anxiety?

Vitamin B12 plays an important role in keeping the metabolism humming.  It's crucial in the formation of red blood cells and DNA and supporting the health of the central nervous system.  If you lacking it can lead to mental disorders such as depression and anxiety.  Also muscle weakness or stiffness, incontinence, low blood pressure and vision problems.  Vegetarians and vegans have a greater chance of being deficient.  Because most food-based sources of B12 come from animal products. 14 years of age and up need 2.4 micrograms a day.  Pregnant women need 2.6 micrograms daily.  Breastfeeding women need 2.8 micrograms a day. You can get more of the vitamin through organ meats, shellfish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk and other dairy foods. Also some fortified breakfast cereals and nutritional yeasts.

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