Vitamin B12 Slows Aging Brain
What if I don’t get enough B12?
Vitamin B12 deficiency in seniors is linked to balance problems as well as impaired brain functioning, memory and mood. It can also trigger a form of anemia that makes you tired and weak. Other problems can occur from Vitamin B12 deficiency including constipation, loss of appetite, weight loss, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet, depression, confusion, dementia, and soreness of the mouth or tongue. Treat a deficiency as soon as possible. Studies show taking a supplement may help protect the aging brain against developing Alzheimer’s disease. People over the age of 50 should take a daily B12 vitamin or eat fortified foods.