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Vitamin B12, Vitamin D and Omega-3-Fatty Acids Deficiency in Vegans by Evelyn Posted Wed 12 Oct 2011 12:00am This is a guest post written by Dr. Jupitor Chakma. According to American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada, unplanned or poorly planned vegetarian diet may be deficient in vitamin B12, vitamin D, iron, calcium, and iodine and omega-3-fatty acids. A well planned vegetarian diet can ... Read on »
Vitamin B12 - QuickFacts by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 29 Sep 2010 2:26pm Office of Dietary Supplements • National Institutes of Health What is vitamin B12 and what does it do? Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body’s nerve and blood cells healthy. It also helps prevent a type of anemia that makes people tired and weak. How much vitamin B12 do I need? It depends on you ... Read on »
Vitamin B12 Protects Against Dementia- Even in the Absence of a B12 Deficiency by Gina Nick Doctor of Philosophy Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm A new research study published in the Journal Neurology found that people aged between 61 and 87, with higher blood levels of vitamin B12, were six times less likely to experience brain shrinkage (which is associated with dementia) then people with lower levels of B12 in their blood. Prior studies on the link between B12 and dementia focus ... Read on »
Hidden Deficiency of Vitamin B12 by DrGibson Posted Thu 06 Jan 2011 8:00am Vitamin B12 deficiency, although less common than years ago, is returning as a more common cause of peripheral neuropathy.  Since we see large numbers of patients with neuropathy (both with diabetes and without diabetes), vitamin B12 is becoming something we test more regularly.  Is it the cause of your neuropathy?  Often this vitamin deficiency ... Read on »
I’m Vitamin B12 Deficient: Now What? by Will Run For Glitter Posted Mon 17 Sep 2012 8:26am Sometime around July, when I first started getting sick, feeling exhausted all the time and experiencing weird twinges in my legs that then traveled up to my arms, wrists and groin, I knew something had to be wrong. I scheduled my first doctor’s appointment with a general physician since college nearly 4 years ago, and then continued to scan th ... Read on »
90% Of Vitamin C And Most Vitamins A, B12 And E Are Made In China. Are They Safe? by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:37pm I was surprised to learn that China is one of the largest exporters of many common drugs and vitamins. About 90% of all Vitamin C sold in the US is from China. China also produce 50% of the world's asprin and 35% of acetaminophen (Tylenol) as well as most Vitamins A, B12 and E. Since the United States does not require country-of-origin label ... Read on »
ILL EFFECTS OF VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY by Dr. Virashri R. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 16 Mar 2010 10:59am Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamin, and adenosylcobalamin) deficiency is one of the most common deficiencies. Because the deficiency isn't recognized until it has progressed to anemia, it is important to incorporate it into your diet via food or supplement before it becomes a problem. A vitamin B12 deficiency can be caused by malabsorpt ... Read on »
Vitamin B12 and ME/CFS by Sue J. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 17 Apr 2014 6:19pm  Last week, I wrote a post about methylation and its importance to people who have ME/CFS (and other immune disorders as well). If you haven’t read that post yet, I highly recommend you go back and read that one first because these two topics are inextricably intertwined. If you want even more detail than what I am providing here, ProHealth has a ... Read on »
Vitamin B12 Protects Brain by Plantarian Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:06am 1 Comment Minyanville - Market Commentary, Investing Ideas, Global Finance, The Economy: "Anna Vogiatzoglou, a member of the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at Oxford, in a prepared statement on brain shrinkage said that “Research shows that Vitamin B-12 deficiency is a public health problem, especially among the elderly, so more Vitamin B-12 ... Read on »
Vitamin B12 Deficiencies in Meat Eaters by Plantarian Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 29 Sep 2009 10:14pm A typical criticism of vegetarian diets (usually from health professionals without practical hands-on experience in nutrition practice) is that vegetarians and vegans lack sufficient vitamin B12. However in a recent study of diabetes ( a disease linked to meat and animal fat based diets) it seems that B12 deficiency in modern diets is of gene ... Read on »