This post is about a very vital vitamin B- 12. Vitamin B- 12 is a water-soluble vitamin that keeps your nerves and red blood cells healthy. It is responsible for the smooth functioning of several critical body processes. The vitamin B- 12 is found in animal products such as meat, shellfish, milk, cheese, and eggs. Individuals who are strict vegetarians who do not eat animal products run the risk of developing anemia. If you are a vegan and are pregnant your baby runs a risk of developing anemia as well. High levels of this vitamin can occur in the form of liver disease such as cirrhosis and hepatitis and some types of leukemia but there is a test to help diagnose these problems. In some rare cases high levels may be found in people with diabetes or are obese. Low values of vitamin B- 12 may mean you have vitamin B- 12 deficiency anemia which might be caused by problems with the absorption of the vitamin. Other low levels may occur with the following rule part of the stomach, gastric bypass surgery, or gastric stapling surgery or surgery to remove part of the small intestine where this vitamin is absorbed. In rare cases, low levels may mean the a person is not getting enough B- 12 in his or her food. This is a great video exemplifying the following information presented in this post.
What do you know about nutrition? What good foods or recipes do you know that help with vitamin B-12?