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Hey there 🙂
Today, let's talk about something that's as vital to our bodies as yoga stretches are for our souls: Vitamin B12
🌟 Why B12 is the star of the vitamin world?
B12 was the last vitamin to be discovered.
Yet, its discovery was so groundbreaking that it earned Nobel Prize! 🏅
This crucial vitamin is essential for every cell in your body, touching on everything from our nervous system to blood formation, and even DNA protection.
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You might be wondering, "Where do I get this magical nutrient?"
You'll find it in animal-based foods like meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy.
If you're someone who doesn't eat these foods, keep reading—there's hope for you too!
😕 The mystery of B12 deficiency
So you're eating your meat and eggs, but still feeling run down?
It could be a B12 deficiency. Weird, right?
But it's not about how much B12 you consume, it's about how well your body absorbs it.
Your age, stomach acidity, and even certain medications can interfere with how much B12 your body gets.
Who's at Risk?
- Vegans and vegetarians 🌱
- Moms-to-be 🤰
- Anyone with digestive issues 🤢
- Older adults 👵
And let's not forget, as we age (like fine wine, of course 🍷), our ability to absorb B12 diminishes.
🚨 Signs you might need more B12
Feeling fatigued? It's not always about not getting enough sleep.. A B12 deficiency could be sapping your energy.
Losing hair? We're not talking the usual strands in the shower; think more noticeable thinning. Your luscious locks might be suffering due to low B12.
Experiencing some brain fog? If you're forgetting names or why you walked into a room (and it's not a 'senior moment'), it might be a B12 issue.
Mood swings? An emotional rollercoaster can be a sign of hormonal imbalances, but it can also point to a B12 deficiency.
If you're ticking off any of these boxes, it might be time to consider boosting your B12 levels!
💊 What to do about it?
You can easily fix B12 deficiency with supplements.
B12 supplements are available in various forms—pills, sprays, you name it!
But, before you visit the supplement aisle, consult a qualified nutritionist or doctor.
They can prescribe the right dosage tailored just for you, based on a simple blood test.
🌿 Final Takeaway
Remember, just because you've corrected a B12 deficiency once doesn't mean you're set for life.
Keep tabs on your levels, especially as you age.
And when in doubt, a little supplement can go a long way!
So, there you have it!
Now go give your body the B12 love it deserves.