Vitamin B12 Supplement
Vitamin B12 deficiency is an epidemic across the developed world. The majority of vegetarians and vegans of all ages as well as the elderly population suffer from the symptoms of this nutrient deficiency, which include bloating, fatigue, B12 anemia (which has similar symptoms to iron anemia), memory problems, general feelings of weakness, and in severe cases, disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and more. More information about vitamin B12 deficiency may be found at this link.
Individuals who consume animal products in any amount are less likely to be severely deficient in vitamin B12 (this vitamin is only found in animal-based foods and cannot be found in plants). A minimum quantity of 4 eggs (or equivalent) is needed by the human body to continue functioning correctly. However, we are aware that there are some people who have chosen to minimize or completely eliminate animal products for a variety of reasons, including that of following a specialized cancer diet protocol or due to digestive issues. In this situations, it’s absolutely essential for these individuals to take a high quality vitamin B12 supplement daily.
While receiving injections of IV drips of vitamin B12 (this location offers this service) is the best and most bio-available way to receive this vitamin, regular supplements in between injection/IV drip appointments can be a good way to ensure that your body doesn’t get deficient in the vitamin. Both children and adults should take this vitamin daily, especially if they are not consuming many animal products. Elderly individuals should consider a daily B12 supplement daily no matter whether they eat enough animal-based foods or not, since this population is more susceptible to deficiencies of this vitamin.