Vitamin B-12 - Cyanocobalamin

A vitamin that is needed to make red blood cells and DNA (the genetic material in cells) and to keep nerve cells healthy. It plays an important role in protein formation, aids in the development of normal blood cells, and helps maintain normal nerve tissue.

Solubility: Water

Functionality:

Prevents Anaemia by helping in formation and regeneration of red blood cells, Necessary for fat, carbohydrate and protein metabolism, Increases energy, Promotes growth in children, Maintains healthy nervous system

Rich Sources:

Beef, Fish, Poultry, Eggs, Dairy Products

Rich Sources of Vitamin B-12

Deficiency Disease:
Megaloblastic or Pernicious Anaemia

Overdose Disease: N/A

Deficiency Symptoms:

Symptoms include nausea, loss of appetite, sore mouth, diarrhea, abnormal gait, loss of sensation in hands and feet, confusion, memory loss, and depression. Harmful anemia may be a result of this deficiency.

Deficiency Occurs in:
  1. Alcoholics
  2. Vegetarians who also avoid dairy and eggs
  3. People with malabsorption conditions
  4. Older people with urinary incontinence and hearing loss
  5. People with tinnitus and related disorders
  6. People with psychiatric disorders
Recommended Daily Intakes:
  1. Men: 2.4 mcg
  2. Women: 2.4 mcg
  3. Pregnancy: 2.6 mcg
  4. Lactation: 2.8 mcg