There are several vitamins that are within called as vitamin B group. Among these, it is also worth noting what is known as cobalamin, also known as vitamin B12.
As we explained to you in a previous article in which we were precisely talking about vitamin B12, it is a very essential vitamin to combat weakness (and fatigue) of the body, for the nervous system in good condition, and to regenerate both the bone marrow and the red blood cells themselves.
We must not forget at this point that it is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system, memory, and to avoid the appearance of depression.
Of course, we must bear in mind that vitamin C, in large doses, can delay the absorption of cobalamin.
Health effects of cobalamin
There are several effects of cobalamin on health, since it has a diverse amount of benefits and properties that help the body to function properly, in one way or another.
Practically, we can indicate the following effects or virtues:
- Essential for the formation of blood, more specifically in the formation of red blood cells. This is because it is involved in the synthesis of hemoglobin. In addition, it is capable of regenerating them.
- Prevents the onset of depression.
- Essential to regenerate the bone marrow.
- It helps in the proper functioning of the nervous system, as well as memory.
- It keeps the nervous system in good condition, since it intervenes in the formation of myelin (sheath that covers the nerve fibers).
- Helps fight weakness and fatigue in the body.
Foods rich in cobalamin
|Food||Amount in mcg. per 100 g.|
Recommended daily amount of cobalamin
|Kids||1 – 3 years
4 – 6 years
7 – 10 years
|Males||From 11 years||2 mcg.|
|Women||From 11 years||2 mcg.|