Micro-Nutrients Vitamin-B12 (Cobalamin)

What Vitamin-B12 is: Why Vitamin-B12 is Called Cobalamin is because Vitamin-B12 contains Cobalt. Red colour of Vitamin-B12 is due Presence of Cobalt only.  It is highly essential in the body and converts food into energy. It performs following functions in The Body:

  • Maintains Healthy Nerve Cells,
  • Helps Production of DNA & RNA (Body’s Genetic Material),
  • Works Closely with B9 (Folic Acid-Folate) to form RBC’S in The Body,
  • Enables Iron to Operate in The Body,
  • Works with folate to Produce S-Adenosyl Methionine (SAMe) (A Bio-Chemical Compound in The Body which Keeps our Immune System Intact and along with many other Bio-Chemicals helps Controls Body’s Mood),
  • Normal Cell Division in the Body,
  • Along with B6 & B12 helps control levels of Homocysteine (An Amino Acid whose High Levels Might Be Linked to Heart Ailments).

Reasons for Shortage of Vitamin 12 or Cobalamin: Unbalanced Diet, Side effects of Medicines, Not Enough Stomach-Digestive Acid (Required for Absorption of B12 in The Body).

Vitamin Deficiency may lead to:

Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Circulatory Mal-Functions, Abdominal Mal-Function (Diarrhoea), Nerve Disorders (Nervousness-Anxiety-Numbness/Tingling in Fingers & Toes, Nerve Damage in Severe Deficiency, Alzheimer’s, Depression)

Rich Source of Vitamin 12 or Cobalamin:

It’s requirement in The Body may only be fulfilled via Diet from Animal Sources.     

Animal Sources:        A2 Milk, A2 Ghee, Eggs, Fish & Organ Meats.

My View it is best to Avoid Synthetic Supplements and Only Go in For Organic Sources.

Daily Recommended Values:

Adults:            Upto 3mcg/Day.

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Author: Manoj

My Research on Ancient (But Highly Intelligent & Advanced) Studies-Ayurveda & So Called Modern Studies (!!) has brought me literally back from Dead! Quit my sailing job in 2009 due Serious Medical Conditions (Severe Vision Loss, Severe Haemorrhoids, Severe Depression...), But few incidences (Rajiv Dixit CD's, Fatal Ailments Getting Cured at High End Ayurveda Ashrams, Khongress Leaders Going to Ayurveda Ashram!!!!!!!) Prompted me towards 'Dedicated & Devoted Studies of The Greatest (Ancient-Original) Medical Science-Ayurveda'.