By Ganda Putra
As we all know human body can’t survive without any support of vitamins. Any kinds of vitamins have different function and benefits for each organ. Vitamin B12 is so much important to human body and part of vitamin B-complex. For the first invention of this vitamin B12, this vitamin is for curing extreme anemia at the year 1940. This is why vitamin B12 is very important for excellent health. But unfortunately if someone had deficient of vitamin b12 it can lead to several badly vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms. SO read on…
The Benefits of Vitamin B12
The major function of vitamin B12 is producing red blood cells, maintain the nervous system to keep well and regulating human body metabolism. Vitamin B12 is also important for major human vision system including protecting eye diseases such as cataracts.
Many benefits of enough vitamin B12 in the body are decreasing chance for arthrosclerosis disease and with enough B12 homocysteine kept in normal range can lower the risks of getting heart disease, osteoporosis and stroke. Is it wonderful vitamin huh?
Vitamin B12 can also act as anti fatigue and capable to increase endurance and energy. For men vitamin b12 has benefits for increasing sperm counts in low levels. Other benefits of vitamin B12 are also proven for against sleep disorder, memory loss, allergies and asthma.
Rich Foods of Vitamin B12
So how we can get foods with rich of vitamin B12?
Not like other vitamins, human body actually capable producing vitamin b12 in small amount. But that quantity would be not enough for body necessity, so that’s why human body needs vitamin b12 rich foods that must consumed everyday in order to full fill vitamin b12 requirement. Vitamin B12 rich foods can easily found on meat, dairy, milk, cheese, all kind fish and eggs.
If someone had badly vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms, they can try eat calves’ liver one pound per day which this foods contain a lot of vitamin b12. Although vitamin B12 rich foods are effectively found on animal products, vitamin b12 is also found on vegan product. So don’t worry for vegetarian who lack vitamin B12 can also eat vitamin b12 rich foods. That vegan product which vitamin b12 rich foods are soya products, fortified cereals, sun flower margarines, seaweeds and algae such as spirulina.
Other foods that contain vitamin B12 rich foods are steamed crab, baked salmon, roasted chicken, baked rockfish and roasted turkey. As long as you are not allergic with these foods, your vitamin b12 requirement in your body will be enough. You can also take vitamin b12 supplement in the market but surely with your doctor recommendation if you feel not suitable of those vitamin b12 rich foods in order to avoid vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms.
Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms
People who had vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms mostly damage the central neurological system such as hand tingling and numbness. And also affect to insomnia, anemia, extreme restless, anxiety, weakness, constipation, extreme fatigue, amnesia, cognitive problem, flatulence gas, abdominal pain, menstrual symptoms, appetite loss and loss weight.
Some researcher of ARS (Agricultural Research Service) people who had vitamin b12 deficiency symptoms may lead to osteoporosis.
The first symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency is anemia which means the body are lack of vitamin b12. This can lead to severe gastric atrophy which means a condition of secreting intrinsic factor prevented by gastric cells.
For the conclusion vitamin b12 can be produced by human body in very small amount, so to satisfy in normal range of vitamin b12, we need to consume vitamin b12 rich foods that mostly in animal product. So be health always