What is Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that your body needs to function properly. To be specific, your brain, blood cells, nerves, etc. need B12 for proper development. Usually, B12 is found in fish, meat, and dairy products. Or scientists can make it in a lab.
What happens when your Vitamin B12 is low?
What does Vitamin B12 help with?
In general, Vitamin B12 is helpful with every part of the body. But research says that this vitamin definitely helps with a rare genetic disease (Imerslund-Grasbeck disease) that causes a Vitamin B12 deficiency. If patients receive 10 shots everyday then one shot per month for the rest of their lives, their deficiency should be manageable. In most cases, up to 10 grams of B12 can help with cyanide poisoning. Sometimes B12 can also help with canker sores, nerve pain from Shingles, and high levels of homocysteine in the blood.
What are the benefits of Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 has many benefits for your entire body. Here are some of them:
Are there any interactions between Vitamin B12 and other drugs?
There is a major interaction between Vitamin B12 and Chloramphenicol. While B12 helps produce new blood cells, long-term use of Chloramphenicol could decrease your new blood cell count. But those that only use it short-term most likely won’t be impacted by this interaction.