Micro-Nutrients Vitamin-B12 (Cobalamin)

What Vitamin-B12 is: Why Vitamin-B12 is Called Cobalamin is because Vitamin-B12 contains Cobalt. Red colour of Vitamin-B12 is due Presence of Cobalt only.  It is highly essential in the body and converts food into energy. It performs following functions in The Body:

  • Maintains Healthy Nerve Cells,
  • Helps Production of DNA & RNA (Body’s Genetic Material),
  • Works Closely with B9 (Folic Acid-Folate) to form RBC’S in The Body,
  • Enables Iron to Operate in The Body,
  • Works with folate to Produce S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe) (A Bio-Chemical Compound in The Body which Keeps our Immune System Intact and along with many other Bio-Chemicals helps Controls Body’s Mood),
  • Normal Cell Division in the Body,
  • Along with B6 & B12 helps control levels of Homocysteine (An Amino Acid whose High Levels Might Be Linked to Heart Ailments).

Reasons for Shortage of Vitamin 12 or Cobalamin: Unbalanced Diet, Side effects of Medicines, Not Enough Stomach-Digestive Acid (Required for Absorption of B12 in The Body).

Vitamin Deficiency may lead to:

Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Circulatory Mal-Functions, Abdominal Mal-Function (Diarrhoea), Nerve Disorders (Nervousness-Anxiety-Numbness/Tingling in Fingers & Toes, Nerve Damage in Severe Deficiency, Alzheimer’s, Depression)

Rich Source of Vitamin 12 or Cobalamin:

It’s requirement in The Body may only be fulfilled via Diet from Animal Sources.     

Animal Sources:        A2 Milk, A2 Ghee, Eggs, Fish & Organ Meats.

My View it is best to Avoid Synthetic Supplements and Only Go in For Organic Sources.

Daily Recommended Values:

Adults:            Upto 3mcg/Day.

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