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Don’t forget about the B12

Have you ever thought about how much Vitamin B12 you are getting on a daily basis? It may be, that you are not getting enough to support a hectic modern life.

Why do we need Vitamin B12?

When the body does not get enough Vitamin B12, either because it is incapable of absorbing B12, or because it is not consuming enough of it, it can develop some tell-tale symptoms. These symptoms include numbness, or tingling in the hands, legs, or feet, difficulty walking (because of balance problems), anemia, a swollen painful tongue, yellow jaundice, confusion, paranoia, hallucinations, weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, or dizziness.

What can I eat to increase my levels of Vitamin B12?

Most animal products, especially crustaceans and bivalves (clams, scallops etc.) are good sources of B12. Because Vitamin B12 can be difficult for some people to absorb, keep in mind that eating organic and non-GMO animal products will give your body the best chance to absorb all possible nutrients.

What if I am a Vegetarian?

It is true that vegetarians and vegans have less food options that contain enough Vitamin B12, and therefore should supplement their Vitamin B12 requirements with a high quality natural Vitamin B12 tablet.
Vitamin B12 deficiency can be sneaky, harmful at Harvard Health Publications

Vitamin B12 at The Merck Manual Home Health Handbook