With every year there seem to be new recommendations about the vitamins and nutritional supplements that we should be taking in addition to eating well-balanced meals. Many times we take our supplements but feel no real difference, but many of us have a B12 deficiency and don’t know it—so you may see and feel the difference.
Why Many Of Us B12 Deficient
There are 8 types of B vitamins but the reason why many of us fall short in B12 is that modern pesticides and farming practices remove the naturally occurring B12 in meat and protein. It’s such a problem that many farmers give their livestock B12 shots for their health and well being—but this is still not sufficient enough to ensures we have enough B12 without supplementation.
Signs You Might Be B12 Deficient
One of the challenges with B12 deficiencies is that many of the symptoms can easily be mistaken for symptoms of common health concerns such as:
- Pale skin
- Tingling muscles
- Digestive issues—constipation, diarrhea, or gas
- Vision loss
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
If you have many of these symptoms add an easy to absorb supplement to your daily routine, like a B12 or B Complex gummy for adults. If you are deficient you will feel the difference in 2 weeks or less.