Vitamin B12 Foods: 9 Great Sources – Nutrition

What is Vitamin B12?

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What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble solution that is an essential nutrient for good health. It is responsible for proper neurological function, red-blood-cell formation, and DNA synthesis. The other name for Vitamin B12 is cobalamin which is naturally present in some food and synthesized by bacteria in the small intestine. It also releases energy from food.

Why is Vitamin B12 Essential?

The human body absorbs Vitamin B12, which repairs body tissue and makes red blood cells. It is also beneficial for the healthy nervous system. In case of deficiency of Vitamin B12, it may lead to several health problems. For example, if you don’t have enough Vitamin B12 in the body, it may cause Anemia which means your body has fewer red blood cells than it needs. Secondly, a person deficient in Vitamin B12 may have neuropathy, which is related to nerve damage; And causes tingling and numbness in the hands and feet.

Some of the symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency include the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Sore Throat
  • Bowel Upsets
  • Rapid heart rate
  • light-headedness
  • Tiredness


Best Sources of Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 plays a vital role in human body development, and its deficiency may lead to complications. Therefore, it is essential to consume food that has vitamin B12 to ensure healthy bodily functions. Luckily, there are several ways of consuming vitamin B12, including both animal and vegan sources.



To conclude, Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient for the human body for various reasons. Firstly, it boosts the immune system; secondly, it helps in blood reformation. And lastly, it enhances the nervous system and enables an individual to live a healthy and active. With numerous options available for boosting B12 levels, one can easily maintain the required Vitamin B12.


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Written by Greg M. Wilcox

With a background in medical research, I'm dedicated to unraveling the complexities of health and nutrition in a way that's easy to understand and implement. From debunking myths to sharing science-backed insights, my goal is to guide you on a journey towards optimal well-being.