Vitamin B12 Benefits

Vitabiotics | Published: 19/08/2021

Discover Exactly Why We Need Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 is one of eight B vitamins, which also goes by the name of cobalamin. Vitamin B12 is measured in micrograms (mcg or µg).

The UK Department of Health recommends that adults get 1.5μg a day of vitamin B12.

There are many foods that contain vitamin B12 however most are meat, fish and dairy foods. This may mean that vegans or those who don’t eat animal foods, struggle to get enough vitamin B12 as it isn’t found naturally in foods such as fruit, vegetables and grains.

Many experts believe there are times when higher levels of vitamin B12 can be beneficial; a supplement can help safeguard those levels.

Ultra Vitamin B Complex includes all eight of the essential B vitamins. It is ideal for vegetarians, vegans, the over 50s, athletes and those with hectic lifestyles or anyone simply wanting an extra nutritional boost.

But why do we need vitamin B12? Here we reveal the vitamin B12 benefits and our best supplements containing vitamin B12.

Vitamin B12 Benefits: Normal Energy Release

Vitamin B12 is associated with the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It also contributes to normal energy release.

Wellman Energy effervescent tablets provide an advanced energy release formula with 16 nutrients including vitamin B12. Wellman Energy contributes to normal energy release thanks to vitamin B12, magnesium and vitamin B3. Wellman Energy also provides iron, which contributes to normal oxygen transport in the body, plus essential vitamins and minerals such as folate and vitamin B5, which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Wellwoman Energy is also an advanced effervescent formula providing 13 nutrients including vitamins B12, B6 and B1, magnesium and iron which all contribute to normal energy release, plus Guarana extract & L-Carnitine.

Our Best Supplements For The Reduction Of Tiredness And Fatigue

Feroglobin Capsules, from the UK’s number 1 iron supplement brand, provide vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and 17mg of iron per capsule. Each capsule also provides folic acid,  

Feroglobin Fizz is an effervescent tablet. These provide a refreshing alternative to iron tablets or capsules. As well as iron, these effervescents provide nutrients such as vitamin B12, vitamin B6 and vitamin C, which all contribute to normal energy release.

Feroglobin Liquid is an alternative to tablets. Each 10ml of liquid contains vitamin B12, iron and folate, to name a few.

Feroglobin Liquid Plus is an advanced formula. It contains the same nutrients as found in Feroglobin Liquid, as well as vitamin D which contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Plus, Siberian Ginseng, Co-Q10, L-carnitine, Green tea and Beetroot extracts.

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Vitamin B12 Benefits: Heart Health And Cell Division

Vitamin B12, along with folic acid, contributes to normal homocysteine metabolism, an important factor in heart health.

Vitamin B12 also plays a role in the process of cell division.

Pregnacare Conception contains vitamin B12 as well as 400µg of folic acid. It also provides iron, magnesium and 20µg of vitamin D3. These all have a role in the process of cell division.

For use during pregnancy, Pregnacare Original contains 19 important nutrients, specially formulated by experts. This includes vitamin B2, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12, which contribute to the maintenance of normal red blood cells as well as the 400µg of folic acid, recommended by the Department of Health for women who are trying to conceive. Supplemental folic acid intake increases maternal folate status and low maternal folate status is a risk factor in the development of neural tube defects in the developing foetus.

Pregnacare Plus contains 19 nutrients, as found in Pregnacare Original, as well as an additional Omega-3 capsule, which provides a rich source of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), found to contribute to normal brain and eye development of the foetus.*

*A beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 200mg DHA in addition to the recommended daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids for adults.

Pregnacare Max offers the most comprehensive support from the Pregnacare range thanks to an additional 500mg of calcium as well as a 300mg Omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) capsule.

Vitamin B12 Benefits: Healthy Nervous System

Vitamin B12 also contributes to the normal function of the immune system and the normal functioning of the nervous system, as well as contributing to normal psychological function.

Neuromind Original has been formulated to help support normal cognitive function. It contains vitamin B12, as well as vitamin B5 which contributes to normal mental performance plus the mineral Iodine, which contributes to normal cognitive function.

Neuromind Plus provides even greater support. Along with the nutrients found in Neuromind Original, this supplement also comes with an Omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) capsule providing 300mg of DHA. DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function.

Meet the Author

lucy gornall


lucy gornall


Lucy is an award winning freelance health, fitness and wellbeing journalist and copywriter. She is also a personal trainer, teaching at London based studios. With 10 years of journalistic experience under her belt, Lucy was formerly a health editor across various women’s magazines and also editor for a national women’s glossy title. She now writes for various publications whilst also working on various branded content

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