📩 19/09/2023 14:19
Neurosurgery Specialist Op.Dr. Kerem Bıkmaz gave information on the subject. It is important to take precautions against vitamin B12 deficiency, which can cause neurological and mental problems if precautions are not taken in time. The need for B12 increases during pregnancy and breastfeeding. B12 deficiency manifests itself over time and its deficiency is not immediately apparent, so I recommend you to have it checked during routine checkups and pay attention to it.
In B12 deficiency, blood homocysteine levels increase. High homocysteine is an important risk factor for heart diseases. Its importance increases even more for cardiovascular patients.
FUNCTIONS OF B12 IN THE BODY
Vitamin B12 prevents nerve damage, ensures cell formation, facilitates the normal development of nerve endings, helps strengthen memory and learning, and also has important functions in energy metabolism and the nervous system. In its deficiency, numbness in the arms and legs, decreased sensation, psychological depression and convulsions are observed.
B12 DISTRIBUTION IN FOODS
Prolonging the cooking time and increasing the temperature of food increases the loss of vitamin B12. Especially in those who consume only plant-based foods, vitamin loss occurs due to malfunctions in storing and cooking foods. Therefore, vegetarians should be careful, it is possible that your B12 is deficient... This vitamin is only found in foods of animal origin. The foods containing the most Vitamin B12 are Meat, milk, cheese, eggs and fish. Vitamin B12 is not found in plant foods.