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B12

47 million Americans are B12 deficient


An estimated 47 million Americans are B12 deficient, and very few of them know it. Vitamin B12 is vital in the production of DNA and red blood cells and the regulation of energy, sleep and mood cycles in the body. A lack of B12 hinders the body's ability to regenerate new cells, causing accelerated aging at the physical and cognitive level. Prolonged deficiency can lead to severe health problems including permanent nervous system damage, but symptoms of B12 deficiency often go unnoticed or are commonly mistaken for symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, depression, stroke and other illnesses. Doctors say that the average American consumes a sufficient amount of B12 through diet, but that the problem often stems from decreased ability to absorb the vitamin.
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