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Understanding the role of vitamin B12 in the body

Amish Patel - June 17, 2023 - 0 comments

Vitamin B12 plays many essential roles in the body including supporting mental health, eye health, and brain function, just to name a few. This “essential” nutrient helps the body grow healthy red blood cells, nourishes the nervous system and brain, and creates DNA – all of which are necessary for the body to function properly.

Vitamin B12 is not found in the body naturally, it is a nutrient that can only be found in animal food products. Vitamin B12 foods include dairy products, eggs, fish, and meat as well as certain “fortified” foods.

If you don’t get enough vitamin B12 through food, you can develop vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms such as fatigue, anemia, diminished brain function, as well as other serious health issues.

The good news is that you can boost low vitamin levels with health supplements or Vitamin B12 injections that can be prescribed by your GP. Keep reading to learn about the health benefits of Vitamin B12 and how important it is for your body to function properly.


Mental Health

B12 vitamins play a key role in the production of serotonin, a Vitamin B12 deficiency that can potentially cause anxiety and depression. Boosting your levels of B12 can help combat these conditions and improve your overall mental health so you feel healthy and happy.

Eye Health

Having healthy levels of vitamin B12 lowers homocysteine in the bloodstream, which has been proven scientifically to prevent age-related glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Pregnancy Health

Pregnant women with severe cases of vitamin B12 deficiency are more prone to having dangerous complications with their pregnancy. Increasing the amount of vitamin-rich foods in your daily diet, taking vitamin supplements, or getting injections can improve vitamin B12 levels.

Brain Health

Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for good brain health. It regenerates the neurons in the brain to keep your memory sharp and can prevent memory loss.

Vitamin B12 can offer many benefits for your overall health and at Intrigue Health we make it convenient to get vitamin B12 injections with a simple appointment.

Book an appointment with us and our friendly staff will help you restore your vitamin B12 levels. We will also answer any health-related questions you may have.

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