(Uses): Aids in red blood cell production; May benefit those who are stressed and fatigued; Used for chronic diarrhea, malabsorption problems, and to stimulate the appetite; Supports healthy skin; Crucial during pregnancy to avoid low birth weight or growth problems of the infant.
(Deficiency): may cause symptoms such as fatigue, anemia, anorexia, irritability, weight loss, diarrhea, hostility, paranoia, forgetfulness, and heart palpitations.
(Food Sources): Asparagus, barley, beef, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, cheese, chicken, dates, green leafy vegetable, lamb, legumes, lentils, liver, milk, mushrooms, oranges, split peas, pork, root vegetables, salmon, tuna, wheat germ, whole grains.
(RDA): 400 mcg in adults, 800 mcg during pregnancy, and 600 mcg during lactation.
(Assimilation): Vitamin C, other B vitamins