Feeling tired and stressed lately?
Who isn’t, right?
And for many it seems that nothing they do helps…
Maybe it’s time to start looking for answers elsewhere.
Low levels of vitamin B12 more than likely may be the cause. This vitamin is responsible for turning the food we eat into energy to power our metabolism, and for our bodies’ ability to make DNA for new cells.
Seems pretty important right?
So why is it so commonly overlooked by so many Americans?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms they you may be experiencing short term deficiencies:
- overall lack of energy
- unusual mood changes
- difficulty concentrating or remembering things
- tingling or numbness in hands or feet
- having inflamed, red, or cracked tongue
However the long term deficiencies can lead too much more traumatic issues such as permanent nerve damage, which is why it is so important to get it checked as soon as these symptoms start becoming a persistent issue.
So, what do you do about it?
The easiest way to boost B12 is in your diet.
Vitamin B12 is found naturally in many animal foods such as:
- cottage cheese
Another way of incorporating B12 is thru injections or supplements. This is another great option for individuals who have or at a higher risk for this vitamin deficiency. These include vitamins, lozenges, dissolving oral tablets, lollipops, and patches that can all deliver this power vitamin at whichever dose you are looking for.
Keep in mind the recommended dosage for average Americans is 2.4 micrograms.
So as the hustle and bustle of everyday life takes control, remember how important it is to take care of the one thing you do have control over, your health and wellbeing.
Always remember to take time for yourself, know the importance of working up a good sweat, and the quality of a healthy homemade meal…
And taking a few vitamins won’t hurt you either!