(Uses): Helps with fatigue; Prevents most anemia; Has been used in the treatment of osteoporosis, hepatitis, shingles, asthma, bursitis, eczema, allergies, and digestion.
(Deficiency): difficulty walking or speaking, soreness or weakness of the arms or legs, mood changes, mental slowness, and fatigue.
(Food Sources): Brewer’s yeast, clams, herring, kidney, liver, mackerel, dairy products, seafood, kelp, nori.
(Herbal Sources): Alfalfa, bladder wrack, and hops.
(RDA): 3 – 4 mcg/ day for an adult; However, 10 -20 mcg is probably of more benefit.
(Assimilation): Digestion and absorption must be good for us to store B12. Antacids and laxatives can deplete reserves.