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The foods can help prevent a vitamin b12 deficiency

Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin and it is scientifically called cyanocobalamin. Vitamin B12 plays a major role in the human body. It is essential for DNA synthesis, Red blood cell formation, and neurogenesis. B12 is deficient when people do not have a proper diet. The below article will discuss the b12 deficiency in diabetes, its symptoms, sources, and Recommended dietary allowances.

Why is vitamin b12 deficient in diabetic people?

Some evidence shows that people who can take metformin tablets have seen B12 deficiency. The exact mechanism is still unknown. Generally, the B12 vitamin is produced by the bacteria which are present in our intestines. Some scientists say that metformin can affect the gut microbiota and interfere with the absorption of vitamins B12.along with this vegan diet, consumption of alcohol, poor diet, and religious taboos can also reason for b12 deficiency.

 

Symptoms of Vitamin b12 deficiency.

Neurological symptoms:

  • Numbness of limbs
  • Coldness of extremities
  • Difficulty in walking

Pernicious anemia symptoms

  • Anorexia
  • Glossitis
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Frequent diarrhoea
  • Weight loss
  • General weakness.

 

Sources of vitamin B12.

Vitamin b12 is mostly present in animal foods. The major sources include meat, poultry, fish, and eggs. Vegetarian origin it is mostly found in milk and curd.

Name of the food

Vitamin b12 µg/100 gms

Liver(sheep,goat,lamb)

91.9

Fish

4.0

Goat

2.8

Egg

1.8

Milk, buffalo

0.14

Milk, cow

0.14

Milk, goat

0.05

Milk, human

0.02

Curd, cow milk

0.13

Curd, buffalo milk

0.10

Skimmed milk powder

0.83

 

Recommended dietary allowances for vitamin b12.

Recommended dietary allowances are the average daily intake level of the food which satisfies the nutritional needs of the healthy person.

 

Group

Vitamin b12 µg/ day.

Man

2.5

Woman

Pregnant women

Lactating women

2.5

2.75

3.5

Infants and children (0 months- 6 years)

1.2

Children, boys and girls (7-18 years)

2.5

 

Conclusion

 

In the above context, we know the importance of b12, symptoms, and food sources. Vitamin b12 can do major functions in the human body as we seen in the above context. Early detection and treatment for vitamin b12 deficiency can help to get rid of future complications. Especially for vegetarians who have diabetes once check your B12 level by asking your doctor.

 

 

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