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NUTRIENTS >> Vitamin B12

Like the other B vitamins, vitamin B12 is important for metabolism. It helps in the formation of red blood cells and in the maintenance of the central nervous system

Daily amounts needed
2.4 mcg for adults
2.6 - 2.8 mcg for women who are pregnant or lactating.
Children need 0.9 - 2.4 mcg per day.

Sources
Vitamin B12 is the one vitamin that is available only from fish, poultry, meat or dairy sources in food.

Deficiency symptoms and diseases
Anemia, constipation, depression, dizziness, fatigue, intestinal disturbances, headaches, irritability, loss of vibration sensation, low stomach acid, mental disturbances, moodiness, mouth lesions, numbness, spinal cord degeneration

Normal values in blood
200 to 900 pg/liter

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