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Milk – A Supreme Source Of Vitamin B12

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We all are aware of the fact that milk is an accomplished superfood. There are several diseases can be caused due to deficiency of vitamin B12. But, have you ever heard about vitamin B12? How it occurs? Read here about how milk assists to gain vitamin B12.

What is vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is an efficient water-soluble vitamin available in the food of animal origin. For instance, meat, poultry, seafood, milk products etc. To produce red blood cells, proper circulation of blood, synthesize DNA and healthy central nervous system vitamin B12 is vital.

What are the symptoms of deficiency of vitamin B12?

Declining rate of red blood cells or prolonged deficiency of B12 can lead to weakness, weight loss, drowsiness, constipation and so on. It may additionally cause serious problems along with memory loss, dementia, confusion in decision making, depression. Immobility in hands and feet, tingling, affecting central nervous system are several dangerous symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency.

How milk assists to gain vitamin B12?

Milk can definitely boost your vitamin B12 deficiency. However, animal meat is the richest source for vitamin B12. According to the journal ‘Nutrition’, consumption of 400 ml milk per day in terms of buttermilk, yoghurt, cheese, tea & coffee (with milk) etc. lend a helping hand to escalate vitamin B12.

The concentration of vitamin B12 in milk ranged from 2.50 to 3.50 g/l (micrograms per litre). Hence, your body can absorb 1g vitamin B12 per day after drinking 400 ml milk every day. It has been found that consuming milk and milk products increase vitamin B12. Approximately, milk consists 51% to 79% vitamin B12.

Other food sources to gain vitamin B12

Animal meat (as I have already mentioned earlier), acts as an effective source to gain vitamin B12. Crab, salmon, sardines, trout and fortified breakfast cereals are several food options available to obtain vitamin B12.


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