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.

Foods that are great sources of vitamin B12 include:

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Red meat: beef, pork, lamb

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Fish: mackerel, salmon, tuna

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Dairy: milk, cheese, yogurt

Daily consumption of these products can help ensure that your body gets enough vitamin B12 for its needs. While vitamin B12 contribution from plant-based foods is more limited, vegetarians and vegans can supplement their daily intake from fortified cereals, plant milks, bread and nutritional yeast. Berocca contains B vitamins, including B12, in quantities that meet nutritional guidelines for recommended daily intake (RDIs).

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Most people get enough vitamin B12 through a healthy and balanced diet. However, for some people, supplements can be used to help support their vitamin B12 levels. Berocca contains all 8 B vitamins, including B12, that can help support your vitamin levels and general well-being.

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