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Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamin)

Vitamin B12 in pregnancy could lead to quieter babies: Study

Women who eat steak, rich in vitamin B-12, during the first three months of their pregnancy are up to eight times more likely to have babies who cry less, according to a new study published in the journal Early Human Development.

Vitamin B-12

VITAMIN B-12

Vitamin B-12 is the largest and most complex of all the vitamins.  It is unique among vitamins in that it contains a metal ion, cobalt. For this reason cobalamin is the term used to refer to compounds having B-12 activity. Methylcobalamin and 5-deoxyadenosyl cobalamin are the forms of vitamin B-12 used in the human body (1).  The form of cobalamin used in most supplements, cyanocobalamin, is readily converted to 5-deoxyadenosyl and methylcobalamin.