Vitamin B12

Biological role

Vitamin B12 is an important source of energy for humans. There is no doubt that people who have had B12 deficiency disease and entering this vitamin became vital. Even in patients with megaloblastic (pernicious) anemia occurring significant signs of improvement. The effect of an increase in power is particularly observed if vitamin B12 was enter in a period of major stress, fatigue and various diseases.

Many doctors around the world have concluded that vitamin B12 intake significantly benefit patients in the treatment of bacterial and viral infections.

This vitamin also facilitates neuropsychiatric disorders. Vitamin B12 deficiency is closely associated with worsening mental functioning, ie. leads to many physiological and neurological disorders.

Vitamin B12 has a protective role against cancer, especially those which are due to smoking. Given that smokers have a very low level of vitamins B12 and folic acid, the researchers decided to investigate what is the effect of adding these vitamins to smokers. They found that smoking reduces the levels of these vitamins primarily in the cells of the lungs and the combinations of these two vitamins reduces the possibility of getting lung or bronchi cancer.

Vitamin B12 plays a role in protecting the body from various toxins and allergens. About this role of vitamin B12 there are not a lot of data, but it is found that it could successfully block many adverse reactions to sulfites, and other various food additives.

Vitamin B12 participates in many biochemical processes, but the complete mechanism of action is not clear. Reaction capable part of coenzyme (organic molecules that are required for enzyme activity) is cobalt.

The function of vitamin B12 is closely related to folic acid. It takes part in the building up of creatine, epinephrine, nitrogen bases of nucleic acids, proteins and other biologically active substances.

Using the protein ingredient of gastric juice, vitamin B12 is absorbed from the small intestine (the ileum) in the blood. From the blood vitamin B12 is distributed into tissues, where it binds to vitamins and other nitrogen compounds by building various complexes.