//Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Vitamin B12

This vitamin is found mainly in meat, eggs and milk, meaning that if you follow a strict vegan diet you may not absorb enough.

It can also happen because of issues with the small intestine or if you suffer from Crohn’s disease or have abnormal bacterial growth.

A deficiency could also be caused by consuming tapeworm from contaminated fish.

The most common cause, however, is a lack of intrinsic factor – a protein meant to escort B12 through the small intestine for absorption – which means it leaves the body as waste.

2017-10-22T19:14:29+00:00