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Do you want to know more about Vitamin B12 deficiency?

Are you confused about diagnosis?

Did you know B12 deficiency is one of the most misunderstood conditions worldwide? And yet it is very easy and inexpensive to treat.


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Everyone makes better choices when they have the right information.
You’re in the right place! We’ve gathered together everything you need to know about Vitamin B12 deficiency so that you can educate yourself about this very common condition. It will help you ask your doctor the right questions, stay up to date, read the latest research and take action.

It relates to you, wherever you are in the world. It’s free, accessible and readily available to anyone who has an interest. And I have more than just an interest. Find out why I set the site up in About Me

My aim is to help patients understand more about B12 deficiency, seek a diagnosis, and receive appropriate treatment from their doctor.

B12 injections are required to treat vitamin B12 deficiency when you cannot absorb this complex vitamin from food. This means that oral B12 tablets may raise B12 levels but will NOT be helping to treat your symptoms.

The What To Do Next page is a step by step guide from diagnosis to treatment.


VERY IMPORTANT: Please don’t take a B12 supplement before you’ve seen your GP. Get a test first to check your level. Supplements skew results! 


Common problems that patients face

So why is Vitamin B12 so important?

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is one of the family of 13 vitamins and is essential to life and health, helping your body to work properly.

B12 along with folate (Vitamin B9) is essential for the production of red blood cells and aids in the maintenance of a healthy nervous system and immune system.

B12 deficiency damages the fatty tissue - myelin - which surrounds and protects nerve fibres, it damages the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and nerves of the eye.

It is a crucial element in the construction of DNA. It can result in symptoms ranging from severe anaemia requiring blood transfusions, to serious and permanent nerve damage and psychiatric conditions.

Being deficient in Vitamin B12 can have lasting effects on your body, your mind and your appetite for life.


Simply watching the first 5 minutes of this documentary film will make it clear just how serious B12 deficiency is and how misdiagnosis can occur. 

 

Thank you for visiting this website, for your support and your interest.

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