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Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

• make red blood cells and keeping the nervous system healthy
• release energy from food
• use folate

Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin)

A lack of vitamin B12 could lead to vitamin B12 deficiency anaemia.
Sources of vitamin B12: eggs, milk, cheese, meat fish...

The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA):
- for men and women ages 14 years and older is 2,4 micrograms (2,4µg) daily,
-for pregnancy and lactation, the amount increases to 2,6 mcg (2,6µg) and 2,8 mcg (2,8µg) daily, respectively.

A Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL) is the maximum daily dose unlikely to cause adverse side effects in the general population. No upper limit has been set for vitamin B12, as there is no established toxic level. However, some evidence suggests that supplements of 25 mcg per day or higher may increase the risk of bone fractures.

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