B12 and the whole group of B vitamins is crucially important for the proper functioning of the human organism.
Anemia is a condition on where your red blood cells, called erythrocytes, are less produced. It happens due to lack of ferritin, but it can happen because of lack of vitamin B12 as well!
The shortness of vitamin B12 can cause a variety of many other symptomatic diseases, such as feeling breathless, fatigue and low energy during the day. You might also experience loss of appetite and also, sudden weight loss because of lacking vitamin B12.
However, here are 8 symptoms that inevitably signal that your body is actually lacking vitamin B12:
- Mental confusion
- Nerve problems, such as numbness and trouble walking
- Skin infections and inflammations
In a study conducted by PNAS researchers it is noted that “central nervous system disorders are also associated with a deficiency in vitamin B, including dementia and Alzheimer’s.
In the U.S., Alzheimer’s disease is at epidemic proportions, with 5.4 million Americans living with the disease and the number expected to jump to 16 million by 2050”. The folic acid that the B group of vitamins contain may also help to slow down the progression of the Alzheimer’s disease.
Mental process and psychiatric conditions also are very dependent on the vitamin B group supplements. It is scientifically proven that especially vitamin B12 reduces symptoms of schizophrenia when used with the other antipsychotics.
Other symptoms may be soreness in your mouth, blurry vision and pale complexion.
So, what seems to be the problem?
- You might be lacking vitamin B12 in your organism because of lack of intake. Try to add more animal proteins, salmon fish and shrimps, also, eggs and dairy products
- You could be getting enough B12 in your body, but have a problem with absorption, which depends on the amount of stomach acid in your gut.
If you have the majority of the symptoms above, check your doctor for a proper treatment.