Vitamin B12 is a crucial vitamin that helps keep your nerve cells and blood healthy.
A vitamin B12 deifiency can cause:
- extreme tiredness
- lack of energy
- psychological problems, which may include depression and confusion
- problems with memory, understanding and judgement
Specific to the Menopause
Vitamin b12 is important for keeping blood and nerve cells happy. Many women become deficient in b12 during menopause, a large contributing factor being that the body is less able to absorb vitamin b12 due to a thinning of the lining in our stomach. Stomach acids and enzymes start to decline during your 50s making it harder for your body to absorb vitamin b12
Symptoms of a lack of vitamin b12 can be very severe but also very mild and be mistaken for “being tired” and lacking energy but even a mild vitamin b12 deficiency can put you at risk of dementia, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
The truth is that everybody over 50 should be supplementing with vitamin b12. The differences in energy, sleep and mental functioning is very noticeable and the prevention of dementia and memory loss over time due to lack of vitamin b12 is greatly reduced.
A study shows how supplementing with 500mcg of vitamin b12 normalised vitamin b12 levels in over 90% of their participants. Feminapause menopause supplement contains 500mcg of vitamin b12 daily in addition to organic CBD oil and vitamin b6. Check out our pages on vitamin b6 for menopause and CBD oil for menopause on how they can help you!