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1. Are my vitamin B12 levels too high? Possible symptoms
Vitamin B12 is of great importance for the human body. It is essential for blood formation, fat and protein metabolism and cell renewal. The body itself is not able to produce an excess of vitamin B12. This is because the organism cannot produce vitamin B12 itself. The body must absorb vitamin B12 daily through a healthy and balanced diet. An excess of vitamin B12 can only be produced by intravenous administration. Symptoms of an excess of vitamin B12 would be nausea, vomiting and hot flushes.
2. prevention of vitamin B12 deficiency
A vitamin B12 deficiency is in many cases caused by malnutrition or incorrect diet. A B12 deficiency can be prevented in time by a balanced diet with the right foods. Seniors, vegetarians and vegans are particularly often affected by a vitamin B12 deficiency. This can be due to both their diet and digestive problems. A vitamin B12 deficiency can be remedied both by adjusting one's diet and by taking a suitable food supplement.
3. vitamin B12-rich foods
Especially animal products such as meat, fish and dairy products contain a lot of vitamin B12.
The top performers in the B12 comparison from the above categories are as follows:
Vitamin B12 content per 100 grams:
- Liver: approx. 30 - 60 mg
- Oysters: approximately 15 mg
- Tuna: approximately 4 mg
- chicken egg: approx. 2mg
- Emmental: approx. 3mg
If you are a vegetarian or vegan, a dietary supplement in the form of vitamin B12 tablets or capsules would be a good option to keep vitamin B12 levels high even without animal B12.
4. groups of people with an increased risk of vitamin B12 deficiency
People on a purely vegetarian or vegan diet are at high risk of vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 is mainly found in animal foods, so vegans and vegetarians should pay special attention to their supply. People with an increased nutritional requirement, such as those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, are often prescribed vitamin B12 in the form of dietary supplements because they need to provide for their offspring. The vitamin B12 supply can also be disturbed if those affected suffer from an intestinal disorder. In these cases, the intestine cannot properly absorb and utilise the vitamin B12 it has absorbed. This includes diseases such as ulcerative colitis.
Vitamineule® Vitamin B12 capsules
In our online shop you will find our vitamin B12 capsules from Vitamineule®, which are completely free of artificial additives. Vitamineule® Vitamin 12 capsules contain 500 µg of vegetable methylcobalamin per capsule. Each can contains 90 capsules. Besides fast & free shipping, we offer a voluntary six-month return guarantee for all products.
5. conclusion: Are my vitamin B12 levels too high? Possible symptoms
The vitamin B12 level cannot be increased by diet. An excess of vitamin B12 results from an overdose of vitamin B12 in the form of food supplements or an excess through an infusion. Symptoms are hot flushes and nausea. For this reason you should always take the recommended daily amount into account and consult a doctor if you have any questions.