It is common for people to be deficient in B12, despite the fact that B12 is found in many foods. Various health complications, like the MTHFR gene, and dietary restrictions, such as veganism, can greatly impact deficiency. Vegetarians and vegans are more likely to be B12 deficient, but people who eat meat are also often deficient. Symptoms that might tip you off to a B12 deficiency are tiredness, weakness and anemia, and can include neurological issues with balance, depression, confusion, and memory. However, the only true way to know if you need to supplement your diet with B vitamins is if you get your bloodwork done.
The body processes different vitamins, minerals and nutrients differently. Fat-soluble vitamins, for example, are vitamins that are stored in the body, in contrast to water-soluble vitamins (like B vitamins), which are expelled (through urine) when consumed in excess. Because of this, B12 is generally considered safe, even at high doses and no Upper Limit (UL) has been established by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration). Megadosing with B12 is commonly used to safely and effectively combat deficiency. That said, we recommend consulting with your physician or healthcare professional to make certain our products are appropriate for your nutrient needs!