Typical chronic health issues
A B12 deficiency could lie at the root of your chronic health issues. Common symptoms will include headache, weakness and light-headedness, rapid breathing, rapid heartbeat, easy bruising, upset stomach, weight loss and bowel problems. Other heart conditions that might trigger this condition include Crohn’s disease, lupus, gastritis, that cause the stomach lining to thin.
What does B12 do?
Your body needs B12 to regulate many daily functions, including formation of red blood cells, and the support of healing nerve tissue. A common condition directly relates to B12 deficiency is pernicious anaemia, where the body is no longer absorbing B12.
Who will benefit?
The focus is usually on the elderly, but a recent study confirmed that up to 40% of people between the ages of 25-83 have levels below normal range. So the young are just as likely to suffer this condition. Those over 60 risk a 40% chance of falling foul of this condition in the Western world.
Source: Harvard Health Publications 2014