Even though it seems like now more than ever, we’re paying attention to our vitamin intake, it is quite noticeable how vitamin B12 is somehow left behind. We’re taught to take vitamin C to improve our immune system, vitamin D for healthy bones, but how much do we know about the importance of vitamin B12? We’ve asked experts from the weight loss center Chicago to answer this question for us.
The human body can’t produce vitamin B12 (also known as cobalamin). Therefore, people can get them either through some types of food or by taking supplements.
When it comes to food, B12 is naturally found only in animal products. Its highest concentration is found in beef liver, clams, salmon, eggs, and dairy as well. It can be added to cereals which is something we usually see, so that, for example, vegans can get their daily dose of it.