The Truth About Supplements


Vitamin B12 can benefit the body in a few different ways, such as assisting in DNA production, helping to maintain healthy blood and nerve cells, and aiding in the prevention of anemia. Anemia is a condition that occurs when the body does not have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to your tissues.This vitamin can be found in foods like meat, poultry and fish. Without enough, patients may experience weakness, tiredness and weight loss. While B12 supplements can help those not getting the proper amount through diet alone, some people may need a B12 prescription injection to help. Healthy adults need about 2.4 micrograms of B12 daily. As always, talk to your doctor and pharmacist before taking any supplement.
Review Date: 
October 23, 2015

Last Updated:
October 23, 2015