Vitamin B12

Are you getting enough vitamin B12? You have to make sure you do that to stay healthy.

Vitamin B12 does many things for your body. For example, it helps to make your DNA and your red blood cells. These are needed to transport oxygen in your blood. In addition, vitamin B12 is needed for proper functioning of the nervous system.

Because your body does not make vitamin B12, you must get it from animal food or supplements. And you should do that regularly, because your body does not store vitamin B12 for a long time and a vitamin b12 deficiency occurs more often than you would expect, especially for a vegetarian or vegan, a vitamin b12 deficiency is something to consider.

How much do you need ?

The answer regarding daily amount depends on things like your age, your eating habits and medical conditions, and which medicines you take.

  • Vitamin B12 only occurs in animal products such as milk, milk products, meat, meat products, fish and eggs, not in vegetable products.
  • Vegans are advised to take a vitamin B12 supplement or to use products with added vitamin B12.
  • The average recommended amounts, measured in micrograms (mcg), vary by age:
  • The Health Council has set the recommended daily amount of vitamin B12 for adults at 2.8 micrograms per day.

recommended daily allowance

Children up to the age of 6 months: 0.4 mcg
Babies 7-12 months old: 0.5 mcg
Children from 1-3 years: 0.9 mcg
Children from 4-8 years: 1.2 mcg
Children from 9-13 years: 1.8 mcg
Children aged 14-18: 2.4 mcg (2.6 mcg per day if they are pregnant and 2.8 mcg per day if they are breastfeeding)
Adults: 2.4 mcg (2.6 mcg per day during pregnancy and 2.8 mcg per day during breastfeeding)

It is estimated that somewhere between 1.5% and 15% of the general population is vitamin B12 deficient, and that your chances of deficiency only increase as you get older. Vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms can include depression, confusion, poor memory, balance problems, tingling and numbness in the hands and feet, and more. If you suffer from one of these problems, you may need more vitamin B12 food in your diet.

What is vitamin B12? Vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential for the production of red blood cells, healthy brain and nerve function, as well as DNA synthesis. Even a mild vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to reduced mental function and low energy. Vitamin B12 also plays a role in the formation of red blood cells, so a shortage can lead to the production of large, unripe cells that are unable to properly transport oxygen. Recommended daily allowance

Healthy and varied food is very important in all cases, whether you are a dealer or eat meat, healthy food is the basis of health.

Women who are breastfeeding can also take a look at the website of the vitamin information agency or the vitamin b12 deficiency foundation: https://stichtingb12tekort.nl/vitamine-b12/zwangerschap-en-vitamine-b12/. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, more vitamin b12 is used by the body and therefore the intake of vitamin b12 is highly recommended.

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