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Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

 

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Vitamin B12, also known as Cobalamin is one of the B vitamins. It plays a vital role in normal brain and nervous system functioning, as well as the formation of red blood cells. It is normally involved in the metabolism of every cell of the human body, especially affects DNA regulation and synthesis, but also fatty acid synthesis (especially odd chain fatty acids) and energy production.

Vitamin B12 is found only in animal foods. Sources include fish, shellfish, dairy products Rice Milk, organ meats (liver and kidney), eggs, beef, and pork.

The human body does not store cobalamin - any excess or unwanted amounts are excreted through urine.