Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
What is it?
Vitamin B12 is water-soluble, meaning that it is soluble in water. It is a key vitamin for vegetarians and vegans, as this vitamin is synthesized by the microflora of the large intestine in animals. Thus, dietary intake from animal sources is necessary to cover the body’s needs.
What are the health benefits?
- Contributes to the proper functioning of the nervous system and psychological functions
- Contributes to the normal formation of red blood cells
- Plays a role in the process of cell division
In which foods?
– Offal (21.4 µg/100g)
– Chicken liver (16.9 µg/100g)
– Crab (6.79 µg/100g)
Things to know!
This vitamin is only produced by microorganisms and is absent from plant products.
It is the only B vitamin that is stored in the liver.
In case of deficiency, the person will be subject to a pernicious anemia which manifests itself by neurological symptoms.