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vitamin b12 overdose

Vitamin B12  is vitally important in maintaining several processes of your body. It is an important water soluble vitamin, and accumulates in your kidneys, liver, and other body tissues, unlike other water soluble vitamins which are excreted quickly in the urine. As is the case, a deficiency of vitamin B12 may not even become noticeable until after several years of a diet lacking adequate amounts. B12 works with folic acid in the synthesis of DNA and red blood cells, it is vastly important in maintaining the myelin sheath (the insulation sheath that covers nerve cells). It also helps to convert carbohydrates, fats and proteins from food into energy. In keeping your red blood cells healthy, you are also helping to prevent heart disease. It has also been shown to keep your immune system healthy as well. (more…)