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The amount of vitamin B12 you need each day depends on your age. Check with your doctor to find out if you are getting enough in your diet. Most people in the United States get enough vitamin B12 from the foods they eat.
You can get recommended amounts of vitamin B12 by eating a variety of foods including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and other dairy products. Clams and beef liver are some of the best source of vitamin B12. Some breakfast cereals, nutritional yeasts, and other food products are fortified with vitamin B12.
If you have a vitamin B12 deficiency, you may feel tired or weak. You might also have pale skin, heart palpitations, loss of appetite, weight loss, and infertility. Your hands and feet might become numb or tingly, a sign of nerve problems. Other symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency include problems with balance, depression, confusion, dementia, poor memory, and soreness of the mouth or tongue.
It is important to visit your doctor to make sure you are getting the right amount of VitaminB12 to be as healthy as you can be.
Information about Vitamin B12 comes from the National Institutes of Health–Office of Dietary Supplements.
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Reprinted from materials provided by the Michigan Department of Education Household Nutrition Programs. The material provided is intended to be used as general information only and should not replace the advice of your physician. Always consult your physician for individual medical care.
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