There are six major groups of vitamins that the human body needs to function properly. These are vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K. Vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble and are stored to some extent in the body’s fat reserves.
Vitamins B and C, on the other hand, are water-soluble and are excreted in the urine if consumed in excess. Therefore, deficiencies of these vitamins are more likely than deficiencies of the others.
The B vitamins are a family of substances grouped under the letter B, thanks to which a number of important processes in the body take place in a more efficient and orderly manner.
Among them, vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin, is a particularly important cofactor in the production of DNA and the metabolism of fats and amino acids.
The Wikipedia page devoted to this particular substance, in addition to referring to it as the most structurally complex protein, also states the following absolutely chillingly
“Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to serious and irreversible damage, especially to the brain and nervous system […] especially in older people (over 60), who produce less stomach acid as they age, increasing the likelihood of B12 deficiency.” Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause symptoms of mania and psychosis.”
So it’s best to keep this vitamin in mind when planning your diet.
Here are some “red” signs of this vitamin deficiency.
If you feel tired when doing things you used to do easily, it may be due to a cobalamin deficiency. You need to start eating foods rich in vitamin B12.
Dizziness and lightheadedness.
This is also a worrying sign because vitamin B12 plays an important role in maintaining normal blood pressure; when blood pressure drops, people feel dizzy and lightheaded.
This is usually accompanied by other symptoms of serious illness, so if it continues, you should see your doctor.
Brain function is one of the main problems associated with vitamin B12. Therefore, when you have a vitamin B12 deficiency, brain function suffers the most.
Forgetfulness is one of the many signs that should indicate that something is wrong with your body. However, if it doesn’t go away, see your doctor.
Muscles are very dependent on nerves, and when the nerves fail, they take them with them.
Pins and needles.
That scary tingling sensation inside the body is the result of nerve damage or thinning of the myelin sheath. One of the many reasons for this phenomenon is vitamin B12 deficiency.
What can be done about it?
Vitamin B12 is readily available in over-the-counter preparations. Most common non-vegetarian foods that we eat on a daily basis contain large amounts of it. If you want to take it a step further, make a caraway seed tea and drink it before bed. Increase your intake of foods such as eggs and liver each night.