Vitamin B12 is a vital nutrient needed by our bodies.
However, vitamin B12 deficiency is very common, and it has been estimated that about 40% of North Americans suffer from it, mostly the ones diagnosed with fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Yet, many people experience its symptoms, even though they are not aware of their cause.
Here are the signs of the lack of this vitamin in the body
that you should never ignore:
strange sensations, numbness, or tingling in the hands, legs, or feet
difficulty walking (staggering, balance problems)
yellowed skin (jaundice)
paranoia or hallucinations
a swollen, inflamed tongue
Your doctor can make some simple tests to determine if you are B12 deficient. It would be best to ask for an intracellular B12 test, as the effects of this vitamin occur in the cells.
Other indirect measures are Methylmalonic Acid and Homocysteine, but they are less accurate.
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