Recognizing the Symptoms of Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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Vitamin B12 deficiency takes on many forms, including depression and limited mobility. Learn what you can do to ensure your body gets enough of this vital nutrient.

A silent crippler stalks millions of Americans—and you may be one of them.

This crippler is a master of masquerade, striking different people in different ways. It afflicts one person with tremors, makes another depressed or psychotic, and causes agonizing leg and arm pains or paralysis in still another. It can mimic Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, early Parkinson’s disease, diabetic neuropathy, or chronic fatigue syndrome. It can make both men and women infertile, or cause developmental disabilities in their children. Other times, it lurks silently, stealthily increasing its victims’ risk of deadly diseases, ranging from strokes and heart attacks to cancer.

This medical disorder stems from a vitamin deficiency, but your standard multivitamin pill won’t prevent…

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