What is the recommended dosage of Vitamin B12 for an adult:
25 – 500 mg
What is the molecular formula:
What does Vitamin B12 do in the body:
Helps maintain healthy nervous system, required for normal growth and for production of red blood cells. Helps breakdown fatty acids.
What foods contain and are a good source of Vitamin B12:
low fat diary products
What does a deficiency in Vitamin B12 cause: Megaloblastic anemia
What are the symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency:
memory loss and other cognitive deficits.
It can also cause symptoms of mania and psychosis
In rare extreme cases, paralysis can result.
What happens if you overdose on the vitamin: No known toxicity
What is the scientific name: Cyanocobalamin
When was the vitamin discovered: 1926