Hypocobalaminemia is the medical term for vitamin B12 deficiency. This condition affects both physical and mental health, with the main causes being medication, genetics, malnutrition, poor digestion, chronic inflammation of the stomach, intestinal parasites, etc.
Vitamin B12 plays an important role in many processes, and it’s of utmost importance for your brain, DNA production, immune system, and production of nerve and blood cells.
You can find this vitamin in meat, dairy, eggs, shellfish, and generally in all animal products.
If not treated on time, this deficiency can lead to the development of blood diseases and neurological issues. We give you the most common warning signs of vitamin B12 deficiency.
- Sudden fatigue
If you feel like not doing anything, it is not your laziness and you may lack vitamin B12. As mentioned before, it takes part in the production of red blood cells, and in this case your organs don’t get enough oxygen which leaves you tired.
The lack of vitamin B12 causes dizziness and vertigo, which is why you feel dizzy wright after you stand up or walk the stairs.
This deficiency will affect your memory. You may think it’s a sign of dementia, but you may be dealing with vitamin B12 deficiency. Take high-quality supplements, and boost your vitamin B12 intake.
- Pins and needles
Vitamin B12 deficiency gives you pins and needles in the body. Your numbness is a result of the nerve damage.
- Muscle weakness
Insufficient oxygen supply makes you weak and you feel like you can’t move anything.
Eat more dairy products, eggs, poultry and animal protein. Consider taking supplements, and look for methylcolabamin, as the body absorbs it better.