What is vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is essential to produce red blood cells, for the functioning of the nervous system, and
for the synthesis of DNA. The lack of vitamin B12 causes a drop in hematocrit (megaloblastic anemia,
fatigue, weakness, fatigue, fatigue, weight loss, etc.), and negatively affects the development of the
fetus and pregnancy.
Where to find vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is found mainly in animal products and rarely in herbal products. That’s why vegans
should take a supplement or choose cereals that are enriched with B12.
Its main sources are the following: food of animal origin (meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products).
Those who do not consume meat but consume dairy products or eggs are at risk of developing
vitamin B12 deficiency in 64% and 47% respectively. On the other hand, strict vegetarians who
consume neither dairy products nor eggs are at very serious risk of developing a lack of vitamin B12
at a rate of more than 92%.
There is also a shortage observed in the elderly and people with digestive disorders and in those
who have had surgery to reduce body weight, as the process interferes with the body’s ability to
extract it from food.
Finally, in people with diseases that cause malabsorption in the intestine, such as celiac disease,
ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, as well as in those who consume
increased amounts of alcohol, the absorption of B12 by the body is reduced.
If you are vegan or have been experiencing any of the above conditions, tell your doctor to be given
a timely supplement or treatment to restore vitamin B12 levels.
At the Gold Medical Centre Clinic, we can administer intramuscular vitamin b12, which is the most effective and most common way of treatment.