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Vitamin B12 or cobalamin belongs to the vitamin B complex and the water-soluble vitamins. It is found exclusively in meat, fish and dairy products and has various functions in the human body. It contributes to a normal energy metabolism and to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It also contributes to normal functioning of the immune system, nervous system and mental function. Furthermore, vitamin B12 has a function in cell division and contributes to normal formation of red blood cells and normal homocysteine metabolism.
Vitamin B12 belongs to the group of B vitamins. It is water-soluble, with the trace element cobalt as its central atom. Vitamin B12 fulfills a variety of functions in the human body, especially important metabolic mechanisms. Since the vitamin can be formed exclusively by microorganisms, it is one of the vitamins most frequently supplemented. Particularly in a vegetarian or vegan diet, people regularly look for an additional source of vitamin B12. What exactly vitamin B12 is and how it can be used, in the following!
Vitamin B12 belongs to the chemical compounds of cobalamins and is also known by the technical term adenosylcobalamin. Vitamin B12 is produced in nature by microorganisms, primarily bacteria. They enter into symbiotic relationships in the digestive tract of animals as well as on the surface of plants and produce the corresponding vitamin there. In the human body, vitamin B12 is mainly assembled by the liver and kidney. The main sources of human intake are animal products, such as beef liver, cheese, fish and eggs. Smaller amounts can be found in some algae and in soy products such as tempeh and soy sauce. Small amounts of vitamin B12 can also be found in vegetables preserved by lactic acid bacteria. The same is true for zingiberales, which are ginger and ginger plants. Since the amounts are much smaller than those found in animal products, the additional intake of dietary supplements containing vitamin B12 is recommended, especially in a purely plant-based diet. The body can store the vitamin well in the liver and muscles, which is why even in the case of a temporary undersupply, the stores can often compensate for two to four years. An undersupply therefore often only becomes noticeable after a few years.
Vitamin B12 fulfills a variety of functions in the human body. Among the most important are various metabolic processes. Vitamin B12 is essential for nucleic acid synthesis, myelin formation, cell division and hematopoiesis (the formation of blood). This makes vitamin B12 one of the most important nutrients for the body. Requirements may increase as a result of pregnancy. Newborns and infants also need more vitamin B12 than the average adult. Diseases such as leukemia and chronic infectious diseases also require an additional supply.
The body can normally absorb vitamin B12 well in a balanced diet. Problems can occur with so-called malabsorption or genetic disease. Certain toxins and medications can also inhibit absorption. For safety reasons, anyone taking vitamin B12 supplements should not take them at the same time as medications, but at different times. Age and alcoholism are also among the risk factors for vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is supplemented primarily when a deficiency is detected or to accompany a vegan diet.