Monday, December 14, 2015

Diagnosing and Treating Vitamin B12 Deficiency


Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on July 23, 2015     
Are you getting enough vitamin B12? Many people don’t, and that deficiency can cause some serious problems.
Vitamin B12 does a lot of things for your body. It helps make your DNA and your red blood cells, for examples.
Since your body doesn't make vitamin B12, you'll need to get it from animal-based foods or from supplements, and it needs to be consumed on a regular basis.  Exactly how much you need and where you should get it from depends on things like your age, the diet you follow, your medical conditions, and in some cases what medications you take.
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Causes of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 deficiency can happen if you have certain conditions, such as:
You can also get vitamin B12 deficiency if you're a vegan (meaning you don't eat any animal products, including meat, milk, cheese, and eggs) or a vegetarian who doesn't eat enough eggs or dairy products to meet your vitamin B12 needs.
Babies born to mothers who are vegetarians may also not get enough vitamin B12. Vegans can take supplements containing vitamin B12 or by eating vitamin B12-fortified grains. 
The risk of B12 deficiency also increases with age.

Video .. A must see : Diagnosing and Treating Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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Could a B12 vitamin deficiency be causing your depression, anxiety or even symptoms of psychosis? This important video shows results of a B12 deficiency and how it can negatively affect your physical and emotional health. We were shocked at the serious problems it can cause.
Note: The amount of B12 present in a healthy diet combined with most multi-vitamin or B-complex supplements may meet your basic needs. But: Get medical/nutritional advice from a professional before supplementing with mega-amounts of vitamin B12.  There can be serious side-effects.
Thanks to Trudy Scott who posted this video on Facebook.




http://blogs.psychcentral.com/therapy-soup/2013/02/could-vitamin-b12-help-your-anxiety-depression/









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