SNEAKY SIGNS OF B12 DE­FI­CIENCY

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Vi­ta­min B12 plays a role in the for­ma­tion of red blood cells and is im­por­tant for the func­tion­ing of our brain and ner­vous sys­tem. How­ever, es­ti­mates sug­gest be­tween 1.5 and 15 per­cent of the U.S. pop­u­la­tion are de­fi­cient in B12, although the signs may not be read­ily ob­vi­ous. One of the warn­ing sig­nals of a de­fi­ciency is bad breath, re­vealed Craig Maxwell, DO, med­i­cal di­rec­tor with the In­te­gra­tive Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Me­ta­mora, In­di­ana. Symp­toms like dizzi­ness, prick­ling in the feet or hands, changes in co­or­di­na­tion, or a swollen or in­flamed tongue are some of the other sneaky signs. The best way to get vi­ta­min B12 is through diet. Har­vard Health rec­om­mends eat­ing foods like sal­mon, tuna, beef, and non­fat Greek yo­gurt. When it’s not pos­si­ble to get enough vi­ta­min B12 from food, sup­ple­men­ta­tion is rec­om­mended. While the RDA of vi­ta­min B-12 for adults is 2.4 mi­cro­grams, you can safely take higher doses. Your body ab­sorbs only as much as it needs, and any ex­cess passes through your urine.

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