The Importance of Vitamin B12
B12 Deficiency, which if it goes undiagnosed can lead to pernicious anemia
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|Vitamin B12 is present in foods of animal origin, including dairy products and eggs. Thus, vegetarians are more susceptible to a dietary deficiency of this important nutrient.224Likewise, vitamin B12 serum concentrations are reported to be significantly lower in elderly population groups compared to younger groups.225-228 It is estimated that 10% to 30% of individuals over the age of 50 have low stomach acid secretion229,230 which results in decreased bioavailability of vitamin B12 from food.To overcome food-bound vitamin B12 malabsorption problems, the Institute of Medicine recommends that vitamin B12-fortified foods (such as fortified ready-to-eat breakfast cereals) or supplements containing vitamin B12 be used to meet much of the requirement.231Vitamin B12, or cobalamin, works synergistically with vitamin B6 and folate to regenerate (methylate) the amino acid methionine, which helps to maintain already healthy homocysteine levels within normal range, which is important for heart health.232-235Cyanocobalamin is a synthetic and inexpensive form of vitamin B12 that is converted in the body to its bioactive forms, methylcobalamin and cobamamide.|
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How do you know if you’re B12 Deficient?
Many IBD, UC, Crohn’s patients are, and it can be a source of malnutrition (undiagnosed), so get yourself tested.
As it relates to B12 Deficiency, Assesment tools such as:
B12 Blood Status Panel Test
B12 and folic acid blood testing help doctors diagnose central nervous system disorders, anemia, and malabsorption syndromes. B12 and folic acid also play an important role in energy level, muscle strength and memory.
Because B12 and folate are derived solely from dietary intake, such as egg yolks, beef, poultry and fish, many people are deficient in these important vitamins.
Methylmalonic Acid (MMA) found in the urine is often associated with the early stages of B12 deficiency. MMA may be ordered along with a homocysteine test, when a vitamin B12 deficiency is suspected. An MMA test also may be ordered as a follow-up to an elevated homocysteine level.
To read : Vitamin B12 – The Multiple Benefits of this Complex Supplement, click here
Another important read, Report: B12 Surprising New Findings, click here to read it
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