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November 24, 2020

Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 4

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Optimal - The Podcast: Episode 4: All About Vitamin B12 and Vitamin B12 Deficiency

Dr. Dicken Weatherby & Beth Ellen DiLuglio, MS, RDN, LDN

Vitamin B12 or cobalamin is an essential micronutrient required for proper red blood cell production, DNA formation, nerve function, and metabolism. 

Insufficiency of this vitamin can have wide-reaching neurological and hematological consequences for your body. Our bodies cannot produce B12, thus, we get it mainly from animal-based food and other vegetarian options. To maintain optimal health and quality of life, you need to follow the recommended daily intake of Vitamin B12. 

Having a clear understanding of B12 and B12 deficiency can help you attain optimal health. 

Join Dr. Dicken Weatherby and Beth Ellen DiLuglio as they share their in-depth review about what vitamin B12 is and why it’s very crucial for our body. We have done the research on the biomarkers to assess B12 deficiency, as well as how we can use some of this blood chemistry and signs and symptoms to assess for deficiency! We talk about choosing the right type of B12 the dosage food sources.

Are your patients B12 deficient? Find out by listening to this episode!

Episode Highlights:

  • (01:53) The biochemistry of vitamin B12
  • (04:21) Vitamin B12’s physiology in the body
  • (10:53) The dysfunctions and diseases associated with vitamin B12 deficiency
  • (12:05) How can one become vitamin B12 deficient
  • (12:18) Do Vegetarians have B12 deficiency
  • (19:55) Signs and symptoms to assess a deficiency
  • (37:35) The role of B12 deficiency with oxidative stress
  • (39:20) Talks about her research and findings on the neuropsychological consequences of B12

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