Vitamin B12

Energy Booster • Anti-cancer • Brain Nutrient

 
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VITAMIN B12 (Cobalamin)

“The Energizer”. Water soluble. Essential for healthy metabolism of nerve tissue. Has been known to reduce the risk of cancer and the severity of allergies. Vitamin B12 requires vitamin B6 for proper absorption by our bodies.

Functions/Benefits
Necessary for the construction of red blood cells.
Anti-anaemia properties.
Boosts energy levels.
Necessary for the maintenance of the nervous system.
Prevents mental deterioration. Improves memory and concentration.
Required in the utilization of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
May protect against allergens and toxic elements.
May protect against cancer (especially smoking induced cancer).

Deficiency Symptoms
Fatigue.
Pernicious anaemia.
Menstrual problems.
Neurological disorders.
Mental deterioration.
Brain damage.
Loss of appetite.
Trembling.


Natural Sources
Fish (salmon, tuna, cod). Liver. Meat (Beef. Pork. Lamb.) Eggs. Cheese. Milk. Yoghurt. Wheat germ. Kelp.

U.S: RDA: 3 mcg
EU RDA: 2mcg
Supplementation between 5 - 50mcg is ok.

Nutrient Destroyers
Tobacco. Caffeine. Alcohol. Most laxatives.

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Toxicity
None known.

   

 

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