Symptoms Of Vitamin B12 Deficiency is a video that highlights how important vitamin B12 is to your overall health and wellbeing.
Symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency causes a lot of health problems. The number one thing that shows up as a symptom is usually weakness and fatigue. This shows up as a symptom in the early stages but in later stages the symptoms become much more severe and even attack the nervous system.
Causes of vitamin B12 deficiency often include poor gut health, stomach acid imbalance, older age, antacids, and certain prescription drugs are known to deplete you of vitamin B12. In all of these cases, it is very beneficial to fix the root cause and also use a vitamin B12 supplement in order to boost the levels of B12 in the body.
When you look at the benefits of vitamin B12, they are truly life changing. Many people will experience severe symptoms like neuropathy, glossitis, fatigue, weakness, vision disturbances, and even severe mood changes as a result of being deficient in B12.
Vitamin B12 foods include mostly animal products like eggs, liver, beef, feta cheese, and cottage cheese. These foods can be used in order to boost your levels in the case of minor deficiencies. If you want to boost B12 quickly and efficiently then you may want to look to using a methylcobalamin supplement. This is the bioactive form of methylation and offers the most benefit.
This methylation formula is a complete way to support the body with not only B12 but all the pathways that support B12 and the work it does in the body.
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[Video Transcription] Symptoms Of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Hi, I’m Dr. Zyrowski. In this video, we’ll uncover the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.
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In this video we are talking about the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency. You hear a lot of people talking about B12 because it’s a very important vitamin for the body. It’s very important for red blood cells, it’s very important for proper functioning DNA, and also for proper function of the nervous system.
Now, there are a couple ways that we can get B12 in the body. We can get it from animal products (eating animal products), we can get it through supplementation, and we can get it through the intestinal flora being it is actually able to able to create B12.
Now, there are many reasons that people have vitamin B12 deficiency. First of all, the elderly are more prone to B12 deficiency, those who are following a very poor quality diet, those who are following a vegan diet, those who have stomach acid imbalances, those who are taking antacids, and also those people who are taking some sort of prescription drug. Many prescriptions drugs can actually deplete you of vitamin B12. Let’s go ahead and talk about this vitamin B12 deficiency, some of the symptoms you’ll get from is, and the at the end of the video I’ll talk about how you need to actually get more of it in your body and the proper way to supplement with it.
The first symptom on our list here is going to be fatigue, also associated with muscle weakness. When you take the fatigue and muscle weakness, and combine it with chronic pain, (we are talking about chronic musculoskeletal pain), then essentially this sounds a lot like the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Clinically we see fibromyalgia all the time, and one of the things that kind of irritates me about that whole thing is that many people are told they have fibromyalgia and they just live with it the rest of their life, yet there are some natural things that you can do. Many people who have fibromyalgia start supplementing with B12 and they find that the symptoms start to diminish quite a bit. If you are someone who has fibromyalgia, someone who has chronic pain, someone who has fatigue and weakness, then definitely look to B12 here.
Next here is swollen tongue, known as glossitis.
Next on our list is hearing and vision problems. People who have tinnitus for instance, B12 can be a factor in that and many people report they are given relief and the tinnitus is starting to go away once they have sufficient levels of B12. And then vision problems because chronic B12 deficiencies can affect the optic nerve so it can affect your vision. Once again if we want to have good hearing good vision we want to have sufficient B12 levels.
Neuropathy associated with paresthesia, this is basically shooting pains, numbness this is tingling pins and needles that sort of thing. Now one of the things about chronic B12 deficiency is that is it going to affect the spinal cord it is going to affect the nervous systems, it is going to affect the peripheral nerves, and it is even going to affect the brain. If we want to have a well-functioning nervous system that does not have symptoms of neuropathy and paresthesia, then we must have sufficient B12 levels.
Next here is mood changes. We just said how it actually affects the brain, this chronic deficiency can affect the brain in many ways. One in which is an imbalance in neurotransmitter levels. People who have a B12 deficiency report paranoia, depression, anxiety, and many other mood changes. If we want to have good healthy moods, a good functioning brain, and normalized neurotransmitter levels we need sufficient B12.
Immune health: for someone who is getting sick a lot, there is a good chance that B12 can be a factor. It plays a huge role in cellular immunity, that is what the research shows us.
The last big symptom here is poor sleep. Once again, the research shows us that B12 plays a huge role in melatonin production and release. It plays a role in your normal sleep and wake cycles, and it also plays a role in your overall circadian rhythm. If you want to have good high-quality sleep then B12 may be a factor that you need to think about.
The next question that you might have here is, “If I have a B12 deficiency how do I increase B12 in the body?”. Well the first way you can do it is through consuming B12 rich foods. B12 rich foods include beef liver, sardines, Atlantic mackerel, lamb, wild caught salmon, nutritional yeast, grass-fed beef, cottage cheese, fetta chees, and eggs.
Now if your someone who has a B12 deficiency and you want to increase your B12 levels very fast and very efficiently then you may want to consider supplementing with it. Now there are two ways you can do this. You can get an injection of B12, or you can just take it orally. Now the question becomes, “Which do I do?”. Research shows us, getting injections of B12 isn’t any more effective then taking it orally. One of the things that we also know about this is taking it orally is much more cost effective, and it is much easier because you are not having to go and get pricked by a needle and go through that whole process.
The next question becomes, “Do I take my vitamin B12 in the form of cyano cobalamin or methyl cobalamin?’. Now, cyano cobalamin is a synthetic form. It is lab made. It is not found in nature, so cyano cobalamin is not a form that you want to take. When you take your B12 you want to take it in the form of methyl cobalamin because it is the bioactive form and it is going to be very useful by the body. I take methyl cobalamin every single day. I actually take it in the form of a methylation formula because it is a more effective way, and a more complete way to support DNA and support overall neurological health. I will go ahead and link what I use in the description below here.
But, if you are someone who is suffering from any of those symptoms you can get a blood test and you can actually look at your B12 and see if you are deficient in it. Then from there you can supplement with it and raise those B12 levels in the body using it both food and supplementation.
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