Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Vitamin B12 Protects the Heart, Mind, Eyes and More

Vitamin B12 Protects the Heart, Mind, Eyes and More
Vitamin B12 is one of the eight B vitamins, and is important for brain function and the formation of blood. B12 deficiency can cause many diseases. Deficiency can be treated by diet or by B12 injections. Since B12 is hard to assimilate through the stomach, sublingual B12 is advised. B12 is water-soluble, is made up of a complicated chemical structure, and contains the element cobalt. The type of B12 used in food supplements is called cyanocobalamin.