Are you at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency?

vitaminb12 Sep 08, 2020

Do you:

  1. Avoid animal products?
  2. Follow a vegan/strict vegetarian diet?
  3. Have an iron deficiency?
  4. Have an inflammatory bowel condition (like coeliac disease or Crohn’s disease)?
  5. Have a gastric sleeve or bypass?
  6. Have another absorption issue?


If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, you might be at risk of a vitamin B12 deficiency. Today we will explore the role of vitamin B12, as well as therapeutic pathways to correct an existing deficiency.


What is vitamin B12? And what does it do?

Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin found in animal products, like eggs, milk and meat. It is involved in red blood cell production, energy production, the development of memory and nerve insulation.

Our vitamin B12 stores can last for three-six years, meaning they do not run out quickly. Although, following a period of five-ten years adverse symptoms may begin to show. Even though this is a slow process, we still need to be mindful about our...

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