There are six main groups of vitamins that the human body needs to function properly. They are A, B, C, D, E, and K. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble and are stored to some extent in the body’s fat stores.
B and C, however, are water-soluble and are excreted in the urine if taken in excess. Therefore, they are more likely to be deficient than the others.
B vitamins are a family of substances grouped under the letter B, thanks to which a number of important processes in the body proceeds more efficiently and in an orderly manner.
Among them, vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a particularly important cofactor in DNA production and fat and amino acid metabolism.
The Wikipedia page on this particular substance, in addition to naming it the most structurally complex protein, also absolutely chillingly states the following
“Vitamin B12 deficiency can lead to serious and irreversible damage, especially to the brain and nervous system […] especially in older people (over 60), who produce less stomach acid as they age, which increases the likelihood of B12 deficiency.” Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause symptoms of mania and psychosis.”
So it’s best to keep this vitamin in mind when planning your diet.
Here are some “red” signs of this vitamin deficiency.
If you feel tired when you do things you used to do with ease, it may be due to cobalamin deficiency. You need to start eating foods rich in vitamin B12.
Dizziness and lightheadedness.
This is also an alarming sign because vitamin B12 plays an important role in maintaining normal blood pressure; when blood pressure drops, people feel dizzy and lightheaded.
This usually accompanies other symptoms of serious illness, so if this continues, you should see your doctor.
Brain function is one of the major problems associated with vitamin B12. Therefore, when you have a vitamin B12 deficiency, brain function suffers the most.
Forgetfulness is one of many signs that should be a signal that something is wrong with your body. However, if it does not go away, see your doctor.
Muscles depend a lot on nerves, and when nerves fail, they take them with them.
Pins and needles.
That creepy feeling of pins and needles inside the body is the result of nerves breaking down or thinning their myelin sheath. One of the many reasons for this is vitamin B12 deficiency.
So what to do?
Vitamin B12 is easily found in over-the-counter preparations. Most of the common non-vegetarian foods we consume daily contain it in large amounts. If you want to go even further, make a tea of caraway seeds and drink it before bedtime. Increase your consumption of foods such as eggs and liver every evening.