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Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
 
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Function: Synthesis of DNA, red blood cells; nerve development

Sources: Gut bacteria synthesis, organ meats, clams, oysters, soy, milk products, cheese, chlorella, spirulina

Optimal Intake: 50-200 micrograms (mcg)

Deficiency Signs: Macrocytic anemia; glossitis; spinal cord degeneration; digestive upset; fatigue; mental abnormalities, including irritability, depression

Toxicity: None reported

 
 
 
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