B12 like the other B vitamins is a brain nutrient and a lack of this very important vitamin has been linked to many disorders.
Role In Our Body
- Helps us absorb nutrients from food.
- Assists in the forming of red blood cells.
- Helps maintain health of bones and bone marrow.
- Assists in regulating fat storage.
- Helps regulate brain activity.
- Helps maintain health of nerve fibres.
- Weak red blood cells (anaemia). Pale skin, low energy.
- Schizophrenia and senility. Insomnia.
- Painful joints, sometimes with brown discolouration.
- Calcium growths, osteoporosis.
- Reduced sense perception (weak eyesight, hearing touch etc). Poor balance.
- Painful, weak, poorly controlled muscles. Difficulty in walking smoothly, especially in the dark.
- Numb, tingly fingers and legs.
- Easy bruising.
- Swollen face tissue. Dark red tongue.
- Premature grey hair.
- Patchy loss of skin pigmentation in dark skinned people.
- Food and chemical allergies.
Too Much (Cobalt poisoning)
- Iodine deficiency. Swollen thyroid gland.
- High Blood pressure. High cholesterol levels. Heart Attack, Stroke.
Good Sources Of Vitamin B12
- Organ Meats
- Fortified Cereals