A Vitamin B12 deficiency can show itself in many other symptoms which are often overlooked. Some of these symptoms are:
- strange sensations, numbness, or tingling in the hands, legs, or feet
- difficulty walking (staggering, balance problems)
- a swollen, inflamed tongue
- yellowed skin (jaundice)
- paranoia or hallucinations
If you are experiencing these symptoms, chances are, you are suffering from Vitamin B12 deficiency. For you to treat these, below are some ways you can do:
- Eat more meat
The best sources are wild caught fish, free range chicken, lamb and sheep meat. Other good options include chicken liver, beef liver, grass fed beef and some raw dairy products like Kefir.
The best supplement source of Vitamin B12 is Methylcobalamin, however Cyanocobalamin is another good option. Please speak with your doctor or a functional medicine practitioner before starting a supplement routine.
3. Good Quality Probiotics
It is important to have a good microbiome population as it helps you to absorb Vitamin B12 as necessary.
4. Reduce Inflammatory Foods
Cut down on foods that increase gut and cellular inflammation, including processed, packaged and prepared foods, margarine, fried foods, low quality meats, sugars, food additives, synthetic sweeteners, iodized salt, dairy and wheat and other grains.
5. Dessicated Liver Supplement
For those of you who don’t like the taste of liver, supplementing with a dessicated liver supplement is a good option for food sources of liver.