Vitamin b12 is an essential vitamin for our brain to function properly, which in turn has several physiological knock on effects. Vitamin b12 can be taken through a balanced diet which particularly includes liver, fish, shellfish, dairy products and nuts. If you are lacking in vitamin b12 you may notice symptoms of fatigue, memory loss, weakness, jerky limbs or slow reflexes.
Whether you redress the balance of b12 in your body back to normal levels through b12 supplements or through a balanced diet, there are several benefits to the ‘correct’ level of b12.
Firstly it keeps the central nervous system in good order which then reduces stress, depression and shrinkage of the brain. Cosmetically, it is essential for healthy skin, well conditioned hair and healthy nails. It also helps in cell renewal which in turns helps to fight the aging process by constantly renewing the skin.
Secondly it helps to maintain a healthy digestive system and protects against heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure. It is needed by the body to convert carbohydrates into glucose in the body which in turn increases energy and decreases overall tiredness.
Thirdly it can help reduce the chances of getting, and actively helps to protect against breast cancer, colon cancer and lung cancer.
Finally, it can help improve memory loss caused by vitamin b12 deficiency.