Vitamin B12 is one of the most complex vitamins in the human body because of its chemical structure and its necessity for the people’s health. A lack of this vitamin can lead to variety of health problems.
People who suffer from dementia often have a deficiency of this vitamin. An important vitamin that is not synthesized from plants or animals, but only from several types of bacteria. For example, the microflora synthesizes vitamin B12 in sufficient quantities, therefore the main source of this vitamin is nutritional diet from animal origin.
It is found in the liver, kidneys, heart and muscles, because the vitamin produced in them accumulates.
Source of this vitamin are fish, eggs and other products of animal origin.
Vegetarians may have health problems due to vitamin B12 deficiency because they do not intake animal products. Vegetarians who consume at least milk and eggs, enter enough vitamin B12 and the negative effects of the lack of this vitamin will rarely occur.
Vitamin B12 is sensitive to external influences and the body needs a small amount of this necessary vitamin.
Consequences of vitamin B12 deficiency
Deficiency of vitamin B12 can be checked in the laboratory, because the blood will have fewer red blood cells. In addition, there will be problems with the creation of new cells and there will be neurological problems.
Common symptoms of deficiency of this vitamin are signs of weakness, pale appearance, arrhythmia, breathing problems, rapid fatigue.