Name (common): Vitamin B12

Synonyms: Cyanocobalamin


General description:

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin that is sourced primarily from animal protein in the diet.  Main food sources include lamb’s liver, sardines, oysters, egg yolk, fish, beef, kidney, cheese and milk.  Most vegetarian sources of vitamin B12 do not contain the active form, however, nori (seaweed) is a good source of biologically active B12.


Functions and general science:

Vitamin B12 is needed for the function of all cells as it is required for normal cell growth and replication. It also has a role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins as well as the production of red blood cells.


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