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Vitamin B12 - How Important It Is For Your Diet?

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If you are feeling lethargic, it’s time that you get sufficient amount of vitamin B12 in your regular diet. Vitamins are wonderful gifts of nature to keep your organs and body healthy and active. Your brain stops functioning properly in case of vitamin B12 deficiency. Not just that, it has a wide range of health benefits. It keeps you moving and energetic in life. In fact, for a healthy life, you must make it an indispensable part of your existence. Most of us often forget to take vitamin rich diet and depend on junk food a lot. This dependency on fast foods leads to vitamin deficiency. According to a report, about 40% Americans are tested with low vitamin B12 levels.

This is not good for a healthy life. Thus, it is advisable that you take care of your diet. But prior to that, you must know why vitamin B12 is so essential. Well, here’s all that you get from vitamin B12:

Provides energy: Vitamin B12 is needed for energy supply. It generates energy in your body and takes away lethargy from you. Your cells stay happy and healthy with the intake of vitamin B12. It balances your life by providing you the right amount of energy.

Saves your heart: The cardiovascular system requires vitamin B12 for proper functioning. It removes a harmful protein homocysteine from the bloodstream. This compound can damage arteries and cause inflammatory and heart diseases.

Strengthens your bones: Researchers have found that patients with osteoporosis have greater amounts of homocysteine in the blood. They have lower amounts of vitamin B12 in their bodies. Thus, sufficient intake of vitamin B12 protects bones. They help in calcium absorption and keep bones healthy.

Prevents nerve damage: Vitamin B12 safeguards your nerves by keeping them away from toxins and free and harmful radicals in the bloodstream. They form a covering on the nerves called myelin sheaths. Nerves get damaged completely or partially without these covering.

Keeps you away from depression: It regulates your mood by the production of a chemical called serotonin. Deficiency of vitamin b12 makes you feel lonely, irritated or frustrated always.

Protects health of brain: Researchers believe that Alzheimer’s patients have poor B12 levels in the blood. This vitamin helps in protection of nerve cells and their coverings. They also protect the myelin sheaths of brain cells. An adequate amount of vitamin B12 in the body keeps you away from dementia.

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Vitamin B12 Test

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What Is a Vitamin B-12 Test?
You need vitamin B12 in your blood so you can make blood cells and have your nerves function well. Vitamin B12 is also known as cobalamin.

What is being tested?
This test measures the amount of vitamin B12 in your blood. Folate is usually tested at the same time. Vitamin B12 come from food such as meat, poultry, seafood, milk, cheese and eggs. Vitamin B12 is vital for making red blood cells and for cell and tissue repair. Vitamin B12 is also needed for nerve health.

Why would you need this test?
Your doctor might request this test:
1) To help assess anaemia (lack of red blood cells)
2) As part of a pre-pregnancy health check
3) To help assess nerve health
4) To help check your nutritional status, especially if you are a vegan
5) To help diagnose the cause of changes in your mental state or behaviour

How to prepare for this test
You will need to fast for 6 – 8 hours before your blood sample is taken.

Understanding your results
A lower than normal level of vitamin B12 means your body lacks the vitamin. However, the result does not provide information what is causing the deficiency, or the severity of that condition. Vitamin B12 deficiency can be caused by a wide range of conditions. It can also be caused by a vegetarian or vegan diet. You need to discuss your results with your doctor to fully understand what the results mean for you.

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Vitamin B12 - How Important It Is For Your Diet?

Dr. HelloDox Care #
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If you are feeling lethargic, it’s time that you get sufficient amount of vitamin B12 in your regular diet. Vitamins are wonderful gifts of nature to keep your organs and body healthy and active. Your brain stops functioning properly in case of vitamin B12 deficiency. Not just that, it has a wide range of health benefits. It keeps you moving and energetic in life. In fact, for a healthy life, you must make it an indispensable part of your existence. Most of us often forget to take vitamin rich diet and depend on junk food a lot. This dependency on fast foods leads to vitamin deficiency. According to a report, about 40% Americans are tested with low vitamin B12 levels.

This is not good for a healthy life. Thus, it is advisable that you take care of your diet. But prior to that, you must know why vitamin B12 is so essential. Well, here’s all that you get from vitamin B12:

Provides energy: Vitamin B12 is needed for energy supply. It generates energy in your body and takes away lethargy from you. Your cells stay happy and healthy with the intake of vitamin B12. It balances your life by providing you the right amount of energy.

Saves your heart: The cardiovascular system requires vitamin B12 for proper functioning. It removes a harmful protein homocysteine from the bloodstream. This compound can damage arteries and cause inflammatory and heart diseases.

Strengthens your bones: Researchers have found that patients with osteoporosis have greater amounts of homocysteine in the blood. They have lower amounts of vitamin B12 in their bodies. Thus, sufficient intake of vitamin B12 protects bones. They help in calcium absorption and keep bones healthy.

Prevents nerve damage: Vitamin B12 safeguards your nerves by keeping them away from toxins and free and harmful radicals in the bloodstream. They form a covering on the nerves called myelin sheaths. Nerves get damaged completely or partially without these covering.

Keeps you away from depression: It regulates your mood by the production of a chemical called serotonin. Deficiency of vitamin b12 makes you feel lonely, irritated or frustrated always.

Protects health of brain: Researchers believe that Alzheimer’s patients have poor B12 levels in the blood. This vitamin helps in protection of nerve cells and their coverings. They also protect the myelin sheaths of brain cells. An adequate amount of vitamin B12 in the body keeps you away from dementia.

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व्हिटॅमिन बी 12 चाचणी

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व्हिटॅमिन बी -12 चाचणी काय आहे?
आपल्याला आपल्या रक्तातील व्हिटॅमिन बी 12 आवश्यक आहे जेणेकरुन आपण रक्त पेशी बनवू शकु आणि आपली मज्जासंस्था चांगले कार्य करू शकतील.व्हिटॅमिन बी 12कोबोमिन म्हणूनही ओळखले जाते.

परीक्षणात काय शोधले जाते ?
ही चाचणी आपल्या रक्तातील व्हिटॅमिन बी 12 ची संख्या मोजते. फोलेट ची सहसा त्याच वेळी चाचणी केली जाते.
व्हिटॅमिन बी 12 मांस,सीफूड, दूध, चीज आणि अंडी यासारख्या अन्नातून येतात.
लाल रक्तपेशी बनविण्यासाठी आणि सेल आणि टिश्यू दुरुस्तीसाठी व्हिटॅमिन बी 12 महत्त्वपूर्ण आहे. मज्जासंस्था साठी विटामिन बी 12 देखील आवश्यक आहे.

मला या चाचणीची आवश्यकता का आहे?
आपले डॉक्टर या चाचणी साठी सांगू शकतोः
अशक्तपणाचे मूल्यांकन करण्यात मदत करण्यासाठी (लाल रक्तपेशींची कमतरता)
गर्भधारणा आरोग्य तपासणीचा भाग म्हणून
मज्जासंस्था आरोग्य मूल्यांकन करण्यात मदत करण्यासाठी
पोषणविषयक स्थिती तपासण्यात मदत करण्यासाठी,विशेषतः जर आपण शाकाहारी असाल तर
आपल्या मानसिक स्थिती किंवा वर्तनातील बदलांचे निदान करण्यात मदत करण्यासाठी.

या चाचणीसाठी कसे तयार करावे
आपल्या रक्त नमुना घेतल्याच्या 6-8 तासांपूर्वी आपल्याला उपवास करणे आवश्यक आहे.

चाचणी परिणाम समझून घ्या
व्हिटॅमिन बी 12सामान्य पातळीपेक्षा कमी म्हणजे आपल्या शरीरात व्हिटॅमिन पुरेसे नसतात. तथापि,परिणाम कमतरता किंवा त्या स्थितीची तीव्रता हे उद्भवण्यामागील माहिती प्रदान करत नाही.
व्हिटॅमिन बी 12 ची कमतरता अनेक परिस्थितीमुळे होऊ शकते. शाकाहारी आहारामुळे देखील हे होऊ शकते. आपल्या परिणामांचा काय अर्थ आहे हे पूर्णपणे समजून घेण्यासाठी आपल्याला आपल्या डॉक्टरांसह आपल्या परिणामांची चर्चा करण्याची आवश्यकता आहे.

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