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Vitamin B12 uses


Vitamin B12 deficiency

The main use of vitamin B12 supplements is to prevent or treat vitamin B12 deficiency, which is a condition that occurs when levels of this particular vitamin in the blood are too low. This form of treatment is known as vitamin B12 replacement and is often recommended if pernicious anaemia or problems with absorption are the underlying cause of the deficiency. Deficiency can also be caused by a lack of vitamin B12 intake from food sources. Vegetarians and vegans are most likely at risk from this form of vitamin B12 deficiency, as food sources include meat, poultry, and seafood and animal products like milk, cheese and eggs.

Vitamin B12 supplements are also used for:

  • Memory loss
  • Boosting mood, energy and concentration
  • Healthy immunity
  • Heart disease
  • Male infertility
  • Diabetes
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression & other mental disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Preventing certain forms of cancer
  • Skin infections

Vitamin B12 is essential for:

  • Maintaining a healthy nervous system
  • Metabolism of every cell in the human body
  • DNA synthesis and regulation
  • Fatty acid synthesis
  • Energy production