Saturday, 25 March 2017

What is Vitamin B12 and why do you need it>>>

Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps to keep the body's nerve and blood cells healthy. It helps in making DNA and other genetic materials. It also plays a wide role in metabolism. It is known as energy vitamin because your body requires it for energy production. Whenever you feel weak, probably your suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency. It can only be found in animal products like egg, meat,shellfish and other products. It is a water soluble vitamin. According to Dr. Joseph Mercela, a world renown physician and multiple New York Times bestselling author, vitamin B12 is the power house, macro-nutrient A that gives you optimal energy level and loads of vital health benefits. You should know that vitamin B12 is one of the vitally important nutrients that have a significant impact on your health, says Mercela. The signs of vitamin B12 deficiency include exhaustion, rapid heartbeat, brain fog, and other symptoms, says Maggie Moon, RD, a Los Angeles- based nutritionist and owner of everyday healthy eating. Vitamin B12 deficiency can be severe. Since it supports the function of the brain, it's deficiency can lead to brain impairment. According to the NIH, the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin B12 is: Infants 0–6 months: 0.4 micrograms Infants 7–12 months: 0.5 micrograms Toddlers 1–3 years: 0.9 micrograms Children 4–8 years: 1.2 micrograms Children 9–13 years: 1.8 micrograms Adult men and women over age 14: 2.4 micrograms Women who are pregnant: 2.6 micrograms Women who are breastfeeding: 2.8micrograms Sources: WebMD NhsUK