Vitamin B12 is important in keeping your nerve cells and blood healthy. At the same time, it can also be beneficial for cell growth, the immune system, bone health, and cognition.
Seniors are recommended to take 500 micrograms of B12 daily. This is said to be sufficient in combating B12 deficiency. B12 deficiency is related to neuropath, anemia, and cognitive decline. If you have other health conditions, higher doses of around 1000 micrograms may be advised.
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William Rivers is an editor with a master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Maine State University. He has more than 20 years of experience working in the senior healthcare industry.