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Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin B12 deficiency and toxicity

15 Dec 2020 1 minute read 5 comments Heruvim78

There are several cases for vitamin B12 deficiency, but the most common cause is malabsorption. Older adults with atrophic gastritis, people with stomach and small intestine disorders (coeliacs and Crohn's disease) and people who had gastrointestinal...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Functions and disease prevention - Vitamin B12

13 Dec 2020 2 minute read 13 comments Heruvim78

  Vitamin B12 is needed for the formation of the blood cells, nerve sheaths and various proteins (so it has a major role in preventing mental health conditions like Alzheimer). Also can prevent megaloblastic anaemia (release of immature red blood cel...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin B12 absorption and metabolism

13 Dec 2020 2 minute read 6 comments Heruvim78

  When it is found in foods, the vitamin B12 is bound to a protein. Free form B12 is bound to saliva glycoproteins and after that it is released in the stomach (due to acidification and under the pepsin enzyme action). So impaired gastric acidificati...

Micronutrients and malnutrition - Vitamin B12 (introduction).

11 Dec 2020 1 minute read 6 comments Heruvim78

The largest and most complex B vitamin, the B12 is a generic name for a specific group of Cobalt containing corrinoids with human biological activity (the cobalt give the red colour when is mixed with water). In 1934, the researchers found out that e...