Jul 14, 2009

10 Facts - Vitamin B12 + Sources

Vitamin B's are vital to our nutrition and health, and beneficial for so many things. There are different B's in the vitamin B family...in this post we'll take a look at Vitamin B-12.

Here are some Vitamin B + B12 facts:

  1. Help promote energy
  2. Support the nervous system
  3. Help in times of stress
  4. Support and improve immune function
  5. Have an influence on the health of most of the organs of the body
  6. Though primarily available in meats, B12 is easily lost in cooking or processing of foods, so unless you eat raw (and not many eat raw meat) and have time to monitor your intake, supplementation is beneficial if not necessary.
  7. Most B-12 sources are animal based.
  8. Aids production of blood cells, red, white and platelets.
  9. B12 and B6 work together to control homocysteine levels, which when elevated may contribute to risk of heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and osteoporosis.
  10. Found in:

  • Organ Meats
  • Liver
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Eggs
  • Whole Milk
  • Cheese
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • Fish
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  1. Vitamin b12 also helps to improve the condition of teeth.

  2. Your right, one factor in forming strong bones and teeth...thanks for stopping by!

  3. Doing a project for school about vitamins found this site was really helpful...better than wikipedia

  4. I was always wondering why my doctor kept telling me to eat eggs on whole wheat bread, but I guess since those are tho things that have B12 it make sense.