Vitamin B12 Supplementation Among Elderly And Vegans Cannot Be Overemphasized
By taking a Vitamin B12 supplement, the elderly and vegans may avoid developing Vitamin B12 deficiency.
Vitamin B12 is considered as one of the most complex vitamins. Only bacteria are able to synthesize it, but animal-based foods may be natural sources of the vitamin as a result of bacterial symbiosis. As it is bound to a protein, including animal-based foods does not guarantee proper absorption of the vitamin. Sufficient amounts of gastric acid and intrinsic factor are required for it to be released and absorbed by the body.
Because Vitamin B12 can be naturally found in animal-based foods such as beef, poultry, fish, clams, liver, milk, and eggs, those who follow a strict vegan diet are more likely to be deficient of it. Moreover, the elderly are prone to develop deficiency of the vitamin because one's gastric levels tend to decline with age. In addition, they are more likely to develop atrophic gastritis or inflammation of the stomach lining, which decreases the body's ability to produce gastric acid.
The elderly and vegans may greatly benefit from taking a Vitamin B12 supplement as the deficiency of the vitamin is linked to various serious health problems, including heart disease, anemia, and irreversible nerve damage. They may take the supplement as liquid for a faster absorption rate. One example of such supplement is Choice Nutrition Supplements Vitamin B-12 Sublingual Liquid Drops , which is made in the USA in a GMP certified and FDA registered facility.
"If you aren't getting enough vitamin B12, it is indeed very important – and you may very well not be thinking about it. . . . A deficiency of B12 can limit your ability to think clearly about anything!" – David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center
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