Everyone wants to be healthy. The main key to the health is correct and regular nourishing and a healthy style of life. Balanced food includes nutritive materials, minerals and vitamins that are necessary for the vital activity. Vitamins are special substances that are contained in foods in different quantities. Maintenance of life depends on the right quantity of vitamins that are received by our body. Deficiency of some vitamins results in the development of different diseases, and general condition of the body becomes bad. Water-solvent vitamins such as vitamins of the group B removed from our body by liquids and we need them every day.
One of them is vitamin B12 that is responsible for good work of the nervous system and digestive apparatus. Sometimes for better results in some cases, physicians recommend taking vitamin B12 supplements, but they are used by special categories of patients who suffer disorders or other problems with health. People who can take vitamin B12 supplements are considered to be smokers and alcoholics, children due to the growth, people who have no possibility to eat regularly and correctly, and who are also vegetarians.
Some researches revealed that animal origin foods contain mostly vitamin B12: especially beef meat, sole fish, herring, oysters, eggs, cottage cheese, milk and some other products are rich in vitamin B12. Vegetarians who do not eat animal origin food and even do not drink milk, have the risk to receive vitamin B12 deficiency. That is why they should usually use vitamin B12 supplements, or try to eat more soy-bean products, laminaria and yeast as these products contain a little quantity of vitamin B12. Nicotine and alcohol have the tendency to kill vitally important vitamins including B12 that is why people who smoke or drink alcohol should take vitamin B12 supplements for maintaining the balance, if it is too hard for them to give up in this period.
If you are not sure whether it is necessary for you to take vitamin B12 supplements, it would be reasonable to consult your doctor firstly. Moreover, there are some tests that can reveal the deficiency of this or that vitamin in your body and prompt the correct usage of supplements. The most spread symptoms of the vitamin B12 deficiency are the following: bad appetite, vertigo, general weakness, irritability, undue fatigability, etc. These symptoms may lead to more serious disorders in the organism, diseases of the nervous system and many others.
Vitamin B12 supplements are available in the chemist's shops in the form of vitamin B12 pills, or sublingual vitamin B12 capsules, powder, or liquids. Our organism works 24 hours per day, even while sleeping our cells do not fall asleep. That is why it is better to take supplements during the whole day and divide them into small portions. Vitamin supplements are also recommended to take together with mineral supplements that are necessary for correct absorption of the vitamins. There is no side effect noticed. To keep the body in a healthy condition is not a very difficult task - it is important to eat right and maintain a balanced diet, and also do not forget about regular nutrition.