How vitamin B12 supports your healthy lifestyle
Why is vitamin B12 important?
Vitamin B12 is one of 8 B vitamins. Unfortunately, like many vitamins it is not made or stored by your body so it needs to be delivered by the way of foods and supplements. It is important for your body because it helps to produce red blood cells, nerves, DNA and carry out other functions. Every minute, the human body produces millions of red blood cells. Vitamin B12 can contribute to this process. Providing your body with a sufficient amount of vitamin B12 can help you feel at your best.
Facts about Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 – how much do you need and what are its sources
As vitamin B12 cannot be stored by your body it needs to be delivered on a daily basis. Recommended dietary intake for adults (19-64 years old): 2.4 μg/day.
Vitamin B12 is naturally found in animal products like: fish, meat, eggs and dairy products, and some plant-based fortified foods like breads and breakfast cereals.