Is It Aging, Alzheimer’s or B12 Deficiency?

Loved ones exhibiting the early signs of dementia may simply be lacking in a vital dietary nutrient.

The question you might need to ask is, “Old age or low B12?”

B12 is an essential vitamin with roles throughout the body. It is needed for the development and maintenance of a healthy nervous system, the production of DNA and formation of red blood cells.

A severe B12 deficiency results in anemia, which can be picked up by an ordinary blood test. But the less dramatic symptoms of a B12 deficiency may include muscle weakness, fatigue, shakiness, unsteady gait, incontinence, low blood pressure, depression and other mood disorders, and cognitive problems like poor memory.

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