Vitamin B12 Deficiency and Breast Health

April 20, 2017

( Recent studies show that one in four adults in the United States are B12 deficient. Research also shows that vitamin B12 deficiency may be directly linked to greater risk of certain cancers. B12 comes mostly from animal products. The United States is a country of meat-eaters, so why are so many of us deficient in this essential nutrient?

What B12 Does in the Body

B12, also known as cobalamin, is essential for the formation of myelin, a protective substance which helps nerve cells communicate with one another. B12 is sometimes called the “energy vitamin” because one of its most important functions is to aid in digestion, food absorption, and metabolism of both fat and carbohydrates.

Vitamin B12 also helps in the absorption of iron, in nervous system function and growth, and in the formation of red blood cells. It is necessary for proper adrenal hormone production, and for neurological (i.e. brain) health. It is also vital for immune system function and reproductive health. CONTINUE READING–>


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