Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin. This means that the body requires vitamin B12 to work properly. Vitamin B12 can be found in foods such as meat, fish, and dairy products. It can also be made in a laboratory. It is often taken in combination with other B vitamins.
What are the Benefits of Vitamin B12
For those that are over the age of 50 or taking a medication that reduces stomach acid, the ability to absorb vitamin B12 declines.
You can safely supplement with vitamin B12 and there are many products on the market. Look for a product that contains 1 mg of vitamin b12 per dose. For more information on what product would work best for you, visit your local health food store or pharmacy.
Presenter: Ms. Sarah Ware, Registered Dietitian, North Vancouver, BC
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