What is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is required to help your body to use fat and carbohydrate for energy and it also helps to make protein and DNA. It is an essential vitamin to help maintain blood, nerve cells, and neurological function. Vitamin B12 is only found naturally in animal products and dietary sources include liver, fish, meat, eggs, dairy products, yeast extract (such as marmite) and foods that have been fortified with B12.
It is thought that 90% of vegetarians and vegans are deficient in Vitamin B12. If you have low Vitamin B12 levels, you may find you have symptoms such as: