Welcome back loyal luxers, to another weekly article where you can learn something new related to beauty, health, and fitness in just a few minutes! I am sure most of us have heard of Vitamin B, but did you know that there are many different types of Vitamin B? Today we will be diving slightly deeper into it, and the one we'll be talking about will be Vitamin B12. In case you didn't know already, Vitamin B is extremely important for cell metabolism, energy production, and red blood cells formation. They work together to maintain healthy skin, hair, and eyes, as well as healthy nerves, heart, and muscles.
Vitamin B12 is just one of the essential Vitamin B that is needed to maintain a healthy body and mind. Cobalamin is the alternative name for the Vitamin B12. The body needs Vitamin B12 for a number of different processes, including converting the fats, carbohydrates, and proteins from all food that is consumed into energy. One of the most important processes that the Vitamin B12 is essential for is to create healthy red blood cells. The prevention of heart disease relies on the production of healthy blood cells, and therefore the Vitamin B12 is vital. The Vitamin B12 is also crucial for keeping the immune system functioning at its maximum efficiency, which is something that all of us should do, especially during this point of time when we are in a global pandemic. Not just that, but the Vitamin B12 also works to form the protective covering of all the nerve cells in the body.
The production of red blood cells is not the only type of cells that the Vitamin B12 is essential for. As a matter of fact, all of the cells in the body require the Vitamin B12, including white blood cells and nerve cells. The white blood cells are an important part of the immune system. Without the b2 vitamin, the effectiveness of the body's immunity to germs and viruses is heavily reduced. The nerve cells need the Vitamin B12 to create the fatty layer that will protect them from damage. The brain cells are particularly open to disease and damage if there is not enough Vitamin B12 present to form this protective layer.
Even though the Vitamin B12 is involved in so many essential processes, the actual recommended daily amount that a body needs is relatively small. The fact is that most people consume much more of the b12 vitamin than their body actually requires. The only issue is that the body cannot absorb the Vitamin B12 very quickly and easily. The body has to create its own aid to the process. The intrinsic factor that the body produces helps the body to absorb the Vitamin B12 that it needs from food, but this still amounts to only half of the total Vitamin B12 available. A deficiency in the Vitamin B12 is extremely rare in most people because the body can recycle the b12 vitamin that it already has absorbed, nevertheless it could still happen.
There are a percentage of people that may develop anaemia due to a lack of Vitamin B12 in their diet. Not to mention, young children often have a problem getting enough of the Vitamin B12 because they may be extremely fussy eaters. It is crucial to encourage them to eat as wide a variety of foods as possible. This is not only the case with the Vitamin B12 but is valid for all essential vitamins and minerals. If you would like to learn more about what other types of Vitamin B are there, please leave a comment below or email us and let us know!
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