B12 is one of the most popular nutritional supplements out there. That’s likely for two reasons:

  • Many people have a B12 deficiency
  • Many with B12 deficiency notice improvements in their health when supplements are taken as directed.

B12 Supplements

While it’s most common in people whose diets are not rich in B12 foods (vegans and vegetarians, for example), B12 deficiency affects people of all ages and lifestyles. Symptoms of B12 deficiency include:

  • Chronic, ongoing fatigue
  • Muscle/joint pain and weakness
  • Difficulty breathing deeply
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty concentrating on or remembering things
  • Mood swings
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Mouth sores, bleeding gums, and other signs of poor dental health
  • Cramping, nausea, and diarrhea, poor appetite  

If you have these symptoms or are in a group that has a high risk for deficiency, ask your doctor about options for diagnosing and treating a B12 deficiency.

One of the easiest ways to make sure you’re getting enough B12 is by taking a nutritional supplement. We recommend taking a B-Complex supplement (ideally whole foods or plant-based).

It contains all the B-vitamins your body needs, and they work together appropriately since they don’t have additives or artificial ingredients.  Because it’s water-soluble, you’ll need to take the supplement daily to see any benefits that may arise.

Of course, you can also get B12 in your diet. Here are a few foods that are a good source of B12:

  • Beef or chicken liver
  • Salmon
  • Herring
  • Mackerel
  • Sardines
  • Tuna
  • Trout
  • Yogurt (organic)
  • Milk (raw)
  • Turkey
  • Lamb
  • Beef Tenderloin

If you make a concerted effort to include B12 in your diet and daily nutritional supplement regimen, you may see significant benefits to your health, including:

  • Boosted metabolism
  • Higher energy
  • Lower risk of dementia and related diseases
  • Improved memory
  • Improved heart health
  • Healthy skin and hair
  • Better digestive health
  • Improved pregnancy health
  • Reduced risk of some cancers
  • Red blood cell production
  • Anemia prevention

As you can see, consuming B12 isn’t just a delicious part of a healthy diet, it’s a great addition to your daily nutritional supplement program.  Have a question about B12 or other supplements? [ASK OUR WEIGHT LOSS DOCTORS] [READ OUR BLOG]


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