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Vitaminsand minerals are very important for our body they allow our body to grow and develop. They also play important roles in bodlly functions such as matabolism, immunity, digestion. There are two types of vitamins fat soluble and water soluble.

Vitamin B12 Concept

Fat-soluble vitamins are vitamins A, D, E and k. They are present in foods containing fats. The body absorbs these vitamins as it does dietary fats. They don not disolve in water.

Water soluble vitamin can disolve in water. Water soluble vitamins are carried to the bosy tissues but are not stored in the body. They are found in many plant and animal foods and in dietary supplement and must be taken in daily vitamin.

C and members of vitaminB complex including B12 which is also called coballmin.

Vitamin b12 is very important for our body beacuse it helps in creation of red blood cell and DNA in our body it is also crucial to the normal function of the brain and the nervous system. Vitamin B12 helps reduce destruction of myelin sheath whose deficiency can cause damage to our nrevous system. Vitamin B12 also helps in absorbing folic acid and also make us feel more energetic in our day to day life. Now we Know how important is VItamin B12 is our body but we are often hear from our doctor’s that we are vitamin B12 deficiantspecially among vegetarians why is this so.

Vitamin B12 level in a healthy body

adult->2 4 mcg

pregenant women-> 2.6mcg nursing mother -> 2.8 msg

This can be due to two reasons either due to not intaking food rich with vitamin B12 or Even if we eat such food our body is not able to absorb B12 this can be due lack of intrinsic factor which is a type of protein found in stomach itsdeficiency is caused due to stress, lack of sleep, bad eating habits, imbalanced diet processed food use of chemical and preservation in food Consumption of Alcohol also cause B12 deficiency.

A person having deficiency B12may experience shortness of breath, pale skin, disturbance of nervous system, sparking in nerves, imbalance in walking, depression, weak memory, sour tongue.

If you are vegetarian intake of dairy products such as milk, curd, buttermilk, paneer and fermented food such as idli’s and dosa’s can help better absorption of vitamin B12 in our body and for non vegetarian vitamin B12 ia abundant in alltypes of meats, eggs, seafood etc. Beside the daily excercise and yoga also helps in better absorption of vitamins.


Trishula Dagariya

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