Vitamin B12 Is Vital; Here’s How to Make Sure You’re Not Deficient

ED NOTE: The Prilosec packet is an example of what inhibits B-12 assimilation because it inhibits the stomach acid needed to digest it, as was discovered in a recent study.

'Vitamin B-12 deficiencies are often attributed to vegetarians who don’t supplement. But meat eaters who use pharmaceutical stomach acid reducing drugs, whether prescribed or over-the-counter (OTC), are also in danger of becoming vitamin B-12 deficient. That and a lack of probiotic gut microbes are precursors of vitamin B12 deficiencies regardless of diet.

B-12 deficiency is often considered a silent epidemic because it is usually under diagnosed in the face of several symptoms, which include chronic fatigue, cardiovascular, and neurological disorders that are misdiagnosed and lead dangerously to wrong interventions.'