Vitamin B-12. What it is and why you need it.
Vitamin B-12 is an extremely important vitamin that is used all throughout the body to help keep it regulated. For instance some of its important uses are that it is needed to help prevent anemia. It aids folic acid in regulating the formation of red blood cells, and helps in the utilization of iron.
This vitamin is also required for proper digestion, absorption of foods, the synthesis of protein, and the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats. It aids in cell formation and cellular longevity. In addition, vitamin B12 prevents nerve damage.
Vitamin B12 is linked to the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that assists memory and learning. Vitamin B12 supplementation has been shown to enhance sleep patterns, allowing for more restful and refreshing sleep.
Strict vegetarians must remember that they require vitamin B12 supplementation, as this vitamin is found almost exclusively in animal tissues. Although people adopting a strictly vegetarian diet may not see any signs of deficiency for some time-the body can store up to five years’ worth of vitamin B12-signs will eventually develop.
Cook’s offers B-12 drops HERE. Make sure to keep your body healthy and happy. See you next time!