Vitamin B12 or Cobalamin

Vegetables - Vitamin B12UK – 150ug (Female), 150ug (Males)

USA – 240ug (Female), 240ug (Males)

Needed For: Formation of blood cells and nerves, helps prevent heart disease, keeps immune system functioning well. It is also helps to process Folic Acid (B9).

A deficiency can cause anaemia. This is especially true in older people as the body becomes less efficient at absorbing B12. If this is the case supplements or injections may be prescribed by your health professional.

Found In: Wholegrains, Yeast Extract, meat, nuts and vegetables.

To find more information about vitamins and minerals have a look here – http://beingfitandhealthyrocks.com/the-essential-vitamin-and-mineral-list​

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