Studies are now showing an increase in B-12 deficiency, up to 40% to 50% of the population in North America is deficient of B-12 and with all the chemicals in the foods, the number will only rise.
Some symptoms of B-12 deficiency:
1. Chest pain or shortness of breath
2. Dizziness, trouble with balance and fainting
3. Fatigue or unexplained weakness
4. Pale skin or yellowing of the skin
5. Coldness, numbness or tingling in the hands and feet
6. Slow reflexes or diminished nervous system function
7. Sore mouth and tongue
8. Confusion, memory loss or dementia
9. Difficulty walking (staggering, balance problems)
10. Dry mouth, unpleasant taste in the mouth.
11. Bad breath, halitosis.
12. Strange thirst, constantly feeling dehydrated.
13. Unusual metallic taste in the mouth.
Everyone wants to be healthy, but sometimes we may be missing out on important nutrients that are vital to the body, therefore allowing us to be lacking certain vitamins that the body requires in order to function at its fullest potential. A very common nutrient deficiency, especially among women, vegetarians, and vegans is vitamin B-12. Vitamin B-12 is extremely crucial for nerve health and the construction of red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout the entire body.
Surprisingly, enough B-12 deficiency is also very common among many meat eaters. As far as meat eaters go, vitamin B-12 can only be absorbed in the small intestine and because of common intestinal ailments due to the acidic consumption of the meat, even many meat eaters who consume high levels of B-12 are unable to absorb it in their gut.
Before you purchase another bottle of vitamins B-12, please do your homework.