Are you getting enough Vitamin B12?

Hello my dear friend,

Did you know vitamin B12 is a very important vitamin to supplement on it’s own due to the necessity to take it under your tongue (sublingual) and not just swallow it? I will tell you why.

Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient that supports your nervous system, produces healthy red blood cells, supports energy, brain health, and mood.

Some signs of B12 deficiency include tiredness, muscle weakness, tingling in the extremities, memory and cognitive problems, plus depression, light-headedness and dizziness, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, a sore tongue, nausea or poor appetite, weight loss, diarrhea, and a yellowish tinge to the skin and eyes.

The reason we become deficient in B12 could be that we are not making enough stomach acid due to age or medication use. We just do not have the ability to absorb it. People who have had part or all of their stomach removed are required to supplement B12. If you have an overgrowth of bacteria in your digestive tract, the bacteria will steal the B12 for their own use and not allow your body to absorb it. And, if you avoid animal protein in your diet, you also have to supplement it since the only foods that B12 comes from are animal proteins.

Supplementing B12 is easy if you are not extremely deficient. At Beeing Well, we offer two types of vitamin B12. One is a liquid form that you dose by drops, and the other is a small tablet that dissolves under your tongue. Both of these are methylated so if you have the MTHFR gene variant, you will be able to utilize one of these forms of B12.

I hope you find this information helpful.

Much love – Janalee

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