B12 GOOD FOR FRIENDLY GUT BUGS

Better Nutrition - - TREND WATCH -

Vi­ta­min B is known to be 12 es­sen­tial for a healthy brain and ner­vous sys­tem. It turns out, it’s also needed by ben­e­fi­cial gut bac­te­ria that help the hu­man body main­tain over­all good health. Sci­en­tists at the Depart­ment of En­ergy’s Pacific North­west Na­tional Lab­o­ra­tory have found that even though some gut mi­crobes make B , it’s a la­bor12 in­ten­sive process, and short sup­plies can dis­rupt DNA and growth of vi­tal mi­cro­bial com­mu­ni­ties. Pro­bi­otics are nor­mally viewed as the go- to sup­ple­ment for healthy gut bac­te­ria, but now we know that B also plays an im­por­tant role. 12

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