Medicinal benefits of vitamin B12

Let’s stop reminding vegetarians that they need to supplement! 😄

What is B12?

Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is essential to the human body.

It is involved in several metabolic functions:

  • Red blood cell formation.
  • Regulation of the nervous system and mood.
  • Production of neurotransmitters.
  • Carbohydrate metabolism.
  • DNA synthesis.
  • Homocysteine metabolism.

There are 9 forms of cobalamin, but cyanocobalamin is the most interesting from a therapeutic point of view.

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Where does vitamin B12 come from?

Neither plants nor animals metabolize B12, or only in minute quantities.

It is mainly synthesized by bacteria, which can be found in:

  • Nature.
  • Digestive tract of ruminants.
  • Water.
  • Decomposing organic matter.

The main sources of B12 for human beings are :

  • Meat (especially liver).
  • Seafood.
  • Food supplements derived from bacterial cultures.

B12 deficiency

We often hear about vitamin B12 deficiency, especially for vegetarians.

This can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Anemia.
  • Poor concentration.
  • Irritability.
  • Tiredness.
  • Loss of appetite.

However, the body’s need for vitamin B12 is relatively low.

Only a strict vegan for more than 4 years can be deficient.

Vegans and vegetarians are much more likely to be lacking in :

  • Magnesium.
  • Vitamin D.
  • Potassium.
  • Iron.

How should I supplement?

Orally, in tablet form.

My body may have specific needs. I can use my felt sense to find out which ones.

The therapeutic effects of this vitamin combine particularly well with those of beet.

Excesses are easily eliminated by the body.


B12 is not recommended in cases of :

  • Pregnancy.
  • Breast-feeding.
  • Taking certain medications: colchicine, metformin, chloramphenicol.

It is essential to obtain the agreement of a doctor before taking any supplements.


Medicinal benefits

B12 is particularly important for the brain, blood and throat.

Medicinal properties

Cobalamin is recognized for its effects:

  • Neuroprotective.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Metabolic.
  • Energizing.
  • Immunomodulator.
  • Cardiovascular.

For which diseases?

Moderate vitamins B12 supplementation has shown promising results in cases of :

  • Anemia.
  • Peripheral neuropathy.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Myocardial infarction.
  • Concentration disorders.
  • Cardiomyopathy.
  • Streptococcal pharyngitis.
  • Parkinson’s disease.


If I’m looking to supplement because I’m suffering from an illness, or if my ability to absorb B12 is impaired, it’s best to explore emotional causes first.

Behind most symptoms lie emotional wounds.

I discover how to deal with my emotions.

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What are the medicinal benefits of vitamin B12?

It is appreciated by many organs, in particular :

  • Blood, for the formation of red blood cells.
  • The brain, for synthesis of neurons and neurotransmitters.

Although B12 deficiency is rare, it is sometimes useful to take it as a dietary supplement.

The best way to find out when is to learn to communicate with my body.

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