So we’ve all heard of Vitamin B12. It’s usually sitting there on the label of your favorite multi-vitamin…sandwiched between Vitamin B6 and C, but do you know why you need it?
In short, Vitamin B12 keeps nerves and blood cells healthy. Okay fine…we all need that…good for B12. So…what if I don’t get enough? The symptoms of a B12 deficiency are pretty unpleasant – weakness, fatigue, constipation, numbness and tingling in hands and feet, poor memory, soreness of the mouth or tongue among other unappealing problems.
Also, if you’re a vegan, you might not be getting the recommended daily allowance just through your diet. The main food sources are meat, fish and dairy – EXACTLY what vegans don’t eat.
The good news is, Vitamin B12 is among the most common vitamin ingredients on the market. Not only do most multi-vitamins have 100% of your recommended daily allowance, but you can also purchase B12 separately. These single vitamin products are very popular as many healthcare professionals actually recommend it for an added energy boost if you’re feeling fatigued.