Vitamin B-12 Is the Do-It-All Supplement We All Need in Our Lives

Lindsey Metrus
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You've probably noticed vitamin B-12 on nutrition labels or have read about it in passing, but do you know what it does? There are eight different B vitamins, but B-12 is responsible for keeping your heart healthy, your energy up, boosting your mood, and so much more. And surprisingly, 20% of the population is deficient in the vitamin, and 10 to 30% of older persons are unable to absorb it (as well as vegetarians, since many foods rich in B-12 are animal-derived, like fish, lean meat, poultry, eggs, and low-fat and fat-free milk), which is why B-12–fortified diets and supplements are often recommended (but speak with your doctor before changing your diet or taking supplements).

If it all looks like letters and numbers to you, take a look at the amazing benefits this B vitamin has on your body—it may just be the addition you've been looking for.

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