How to prevent a B12 deficiency

In the latest issue of FourFourtwo, we explore the many ways that the body can be deficient in B12 and its many nutrients. 

The basics: B12: What is it?

 What are the symptoms?

Read more about B12 here .

B12 supplementation: How to get more of it and how much you need. 

How many B12 you need?

 It depends on how much the body needs of the essential amino acid.

In general, B12 supplements can help you get about 10 to 15 percent of your daily requirement.

B12 levels need to be kept below 4.4 percent for good health.

B-12 is found in animal products, fruits and vegetables, dairy, eggs and meat, and in a few prescription medications, including the B vitamins B6 and B12. 

A B12 supplement contains either a B-6 or B-8 type supplement that’s made from B12 from foods such as eggs and fish.

B6-8 can help your body produce B12 for use by your cells.

B8 is made from the amino acid methionine, which the body converts into B12 by oxidizing the B12 in the body.

B vitamins are made by the body when it needs them. 

What you need to know about B vitamins and supplements:  The B vitamins: B6, B8, folate, vitamin B12, selenium. 

Folate: A B vitamin that’s required for healthy cells and the body’s production of DNA.

It’s also needed to support healthy immune functions and regulate the production of other hormones. 

Selenium: A vitamin that helps support the growth of new nerve cells, and it also helps regulate your blood sugar. 

Vitamin B12 is a mineral that’s used in the bodies metabolism, production of hormones, and a number of other functions.

It also has roles in cell proliferation and repair. 

It’s the B vitamin found in some supplements.

Vitamin A: It helps support healthy skin and hair.

It helps protect against ultraviolet (UV) radiation and sunburn, as well as protect against inflammation. 

B-12: The B vitamin the body makes in response to B vitamins in food.

It is a part of the body that the B6 can get from certain foods.

B4, B5, B6: B vitamins that are produced in the liver.

B5 is found mainly in meat. 

Choline: The B vitamin which helps build muscle.

It can be found in dairy products, eggs, milk, and cereals.

Phosphatidylcholine: A part of phosphatidylethanolamine that helps protect cells against oxidative damage.

B3: A phospholipid that helps regulate the synthesis of proteins.

B2: A lipid that helps form protective mucus membranes.

B1: A fat-soluble protein that helps to regulate the metabolism of fat.

 B vitamins are also used in supplements. 

Citrulline: A protein that is found primarily in milk, eggs or fish.

It supports healthy cells, supports the immune system, helps regulate insulin levels, and plays a role in the metabolism and release of other vitamins. 

Omega-3 fatty acids: These are found in plant foods, especially nuts, seeds, and fish that are rich in omega-3 fats.

Omega-3s are essential for your body to be able to make and use the B-4 and B-5 vitamins, and for healthy skin. 

Phosphates: A chemical that helps the body absorb nutrients, such as minerals.

These can be formed by your liver or by the liver in response the breakdown of fatty acids. 

CoQ10: A fatty acid that helps maintain the immune systems function and help repair damaged DNA. 

Niacin: A form of vitamin B2 that helps your body absorb iron, helps your skin tone, and helps control inflammation.

Molybdenum: A mineral that helps build healthy muscles.

It improves the metabolism, helps to protect cells, regulates insulin levels and other hormones, as it helps regulate cholesterol levels, cholesterol metabolism, and blood sugar levels. 

Magnesium: A metal that’s important for your brain and heart, it’s used to maintain your heart rate and the heart muscle. 

Lutein: The mineral found in the skin that helps keep your nails strong.

Selenium, Manganese, Copper, and Phosphorus: These are the minerals found in foods and in supplements that help you to make more B12 at the right time. 

Protein: A form of protein that can be synthesized from animal products and can help regulate blood sugar and help with digestion. 

Sodium: An essential mineral for the body, and an important part of many foods, including eggs, vegetables, meat, dairy