The largest and most complex vitamin known to man is vitamin B12. It’s a water-soluble vitamins which plays a key role in how our brains, blood and nervous systems function. At levels only slightly lower than normal, B12 deficiencies can cause fatigue, depression and poor memory.
This vitamin can only be manufactured by bacteria and is found naturally in animal products. If you look at some of your cereal boxes you will see that synthetic versions of this vitamin are added to fortified boxed cereals!
Vitamin B12 can be consumed in large doses because any extra is excreted by the body or stored in the liver to use when needed. B12 stores can last for up to a year.
Here’s a chart to help you get more through the foods you eat every day:
Do you get enough vitamin B12? What’s your favorite way of getting this vitamin? How do you get it if you are vegetarian? Do you go to your doctor to get shots?