There are plenty of different vitamins and minerals that the body needs in order to thrive. These include everything from ‘obvious’ nutrients like vitamin C and D, all the way to more obscure things like CoEnzyme Q10 and lutein.
Things get a little complicated as soon as you get to ‘B’ in the alphabet in fact. There is not just one vitamin B but rather a vitamin B ‘complex’. That’s right… it’s actually called complex! It doesn’t bode well…
But don’t let that put you off. The B vitamins are just as important as Vitamin C and you really can’t do without them. In this post, we’ll take a look at why vitamin B12 is so important and why you need to ensure you get it from your diet or from a supplement at the very least!
1. Energy Levels
Vitamin B12 is crucial for your energy levels. That’s because it works much like iron to help you build red blood cells, which are known for carrying oxygen and nutrients around the body. As soon as your vitamin B12 levels start to dip, you can find yourself with lower levels of energy as well. In fact, low B12 can even lead to its own kind of anemia. If you feel fatigued and tired, then low B12 may just be the culprit.