Vitamin B12- Important facts

We have learned in our school days about essential nutrients, especially the Vitamins and the disorders due to their deficiencies. As you know, generally the Vitamins are classified to water soluble and fat soluble vitamins.  Vitamin B and C are the water soluble ones. Remember, they do not accumulate in the body as the excess are washed away in urine. Which Vitamin among B do you think is the most popular? Obviously it is Vitamin B12. Unfortunately it is very common that people suffer from its deficiency.




Vit B12                       

This is only available in animal sources of food. That means, generally the vegetarians areb121 in risk of being deficient for Vit B12, unless they have food fortified with it. It is crucial for you to know its health benefits. Let me try to list down a few here.




Top health benefits of Vitamin B12.

  1.        Mental Health: Improves the mental health. It helps in regulating Homocysteine levels, which is linked to cognitive impairment and brain function. Supplementing with B12 can improve symptoms indicating delirium.
  2.        Memory loss prevention in elderly.
  3.        Prevention of Pernicious Anemia.
  4.        Production of RBC: Latest studies indicate that supplementation with B12 does reduce fatigue and tiredness.
  5.         Reduce the risk of heart disease: Due to its regulating effect on Homocysteine.
  6.        Reduces the chance of Colon Cancer: Studies have shown its effect on preventing colon cancer in individuals having genetic predisposition to colon cancer.
  7.        Helps boosting immunity and can be used as part of treatment for hepatitis.
  8.        Reduce the incidence of Birth defects.
  9.        Reduction of Depression.
  10.    Protection against Alzheimer’s disease.




Mood booster in the natural way!



It is seen that cloudy days make many people feel depressed. Try walking out in the beautiful sun, to lift your mood. But, do not overdo it, otherwise you may burn your skin. 

There are also various other benefits of sunshine. Some though says that it increases the risk of skin cancer, it has not been proven yet. Further, the benefits seems to outweigh the harm from sun exposure.


– Latest research in energy & matter- shows that energy is available in our environment as small bundles. Imagine them as small pouches filled with energy. This is available all around us. And it comes from sun. Only thing to do is that, we need to learn how to utilize them.

– It helps in Vitamin D synthesis. This in turn helps in prevention of various cancers. Research shows that Vitamin D deficiency leads to development of many cancers including breast and colon cancers.

– It helps in reducing blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack.

– Helps in improving the difficulties in Alzheimer’s disease.

– It reduces the risk for Multiple sclerosis.

– It helps to heal Psoriasis, eczema and fungal infections.

– It improves the quality of sleep at night, by affecting melatonin secretion.

– It helps in improving the mood by increasing antidepressant secretions in brain.

– Sunlight can kill harmful bacteria. 

– Helps in improving the immune system by increasing the WBC counts.


Our advise- Make sure you get a daily dosage of sun exposure. Keep it limited to 30-60 minutes in morning sun and 30-60 minutes in evening sun.