Benefits of Vitamin B-12

  • By Dr. Anand Thakkar
  • 02 Sep, 2016
Vitamin B-12 is arguably one of the key vitamins for optimal health. It helps prevent and even cure certain cancers. In addition to that, it also helps with depression and helps you stay alert. Below are the top 14 suprising Benefits of Vitamin B-12 that you should be aware of

Prevention
Protects Against Certain Cancers- Vitamin B12 helps specifically with certain cancers, both preventing them from occurring and helping to treat it if it’s already there. The cancers it has been associated with helping include prostate, lung, breast, and colon cancer 

Protects Against Heart Disease - Heart Disease is the number 1 killer of Americans.

Helps Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease- Vitamin B-12 has been specifically credited for helping to treat and also prevent the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease.

Health & Happiness

Boosts Energy Levels-   If you felt like you been dragging lately, it could be because you are low on your vitamin B-12 intake. 

Reduces Depression - Vitamin B-12 has been proven to reduce depressions levels in people struggling with it.

Helps Metabolize Proteins - B-12 plays an active role in protein metabolism which trickles over serveral areas of the body.

Around the Body
Good for Brain Health - B-12 provides health benefits for your brain and prevents what is known as "brain shrinkage".

Good for the Digestive System - If you do not have enough Vitamin B-12, youmay very well be constipating.  B-12 plays a huge role for your digestive system

Promotes Healthy Skin -Vitamin B-12 provides great benefit to the skin, helping to repair skin cells and keep your skin looking its best.

Makes Hair Healthier - Vitamin B-12 is often added to hair products because of its ablity to make heair shine and look healthy. However, it is more important to ensure you are getting enough of your vitamin B-12 through your foods. it is also cheaper this way instead of spending money on expensive hair products.

Good for the Nails-  In addition to hair, Vitamin B-12 is also benefitical for your nails. 

Heart Health
Helps with Cholestero -By helping to keep your cholesterol levels down, Vitamin B12 may be able to reduce your need for cholesterol lowering drugs.

Helps Maintain Healthy Blood Pressure- High blood pressure is one of the most common ailments for baby boomers, and is one that often requires medication in order to treat. This is because it’s somewhat hard to control your blood pressure just by willing yourself to do so. But having the right amounts of Vitamin B-12 can get your body to start responding on a physiological level, so you don’t have to think about lowering your blood pressure, it just happens naturally because your body has what it needs.

Helps Prevent Strokes -  By helping to keep your arteries clear of excess cholesterol, Vitamin B-12 will help you to avoid getting a stroke. If your family has a history of strokes, this is one vitamin you don’t want to miss out on. 


     So make sure you have enough vitamin B-12 on a day to day basis. As always, check with your doctor if you have enough vitamin B-12 in your diet.


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