B-12 is a water soluble vitamin that is one of eight essential B vitamins. This important vitamin plays a critical role in the maintenance of the body's nervous system, is necessary for DNA and RNA synthesis, is involved in hemoglobin production, as well as other important functions.
Start by checking your B-12 levels. A quick visit to Any Lab Test Now (located inside Medical West Healthcare Center's Clayton location) to check your B-12 levels for sufficiency can be done as a standalone test or as part of a more comprehensive micronutrient panel.
Vegans are often deficient simply due to the lack of eating B-12 rich foods. However, some people eat foods that contain vitamin B-12, yet still find they are deficient. Some causes for this could be due to underlying conditions that prevent their body from absorbing B-12.
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