The Importance of Vitamin B 12

Active methylcobalamin form of vitamin B12. All B vitamins help the body convert food into fuel which produces energy.

Vitamin B 12 is an important vitamin for maintaining healthy nerve cells and aids in the production of DNA and RNA.  Vitamin B12 works with folic acid to help make red blood cells.

Older adults may be deficient in B12 for many reasons. Poor diet, and low stomach acid, just to name two reasons. There is strong scientific evidence that Vitamin B 12 deficiency can lead to abnormal mental symptoms. These may include shaky movements , unsteady gait, rigid muscles, incontinence, low blood pressure, vision problems, dementia, psychoses and changes in mood.

Symptoms of low vitamin B12 can  fatigue, shortness of breath, diarrhea, nervousness, and numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.

The Lee Clinic recommends the use of  TLC Physician's Vitamin B 12 Lozenges which contains 5000 mcg of B12 and 800 mcg of folate.