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Vitamin B12

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What other names is Vitamin B12 known by?

B-12, B12, B Complex Vitamin, Bedumil, Cobalamin, Cobalamine, Cobamin, Cobamine, Complexe Vitaminique B, Cyanocobalamin, Cyanocobalamine, Cyanocobalaminum, Cycobemin, Hydroxocobalamin, Hydroxocobalamine, Hydroxocobalaminum, Hydroxocobemine, Hydroxocobémine, Idrossocobalamina, Methylcobalamin, Méthylcobalamine, Vitadurin, Vitadurine, Vitamina B12, Vitamine B12.

What is Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is a vitamin. It can be found in foods such as meat, fish, and dairy products. It can also be made in a laboratory.

Effective for...

  • Treatment and prevention of vitamin B12 deficiency, and diseases caused by low vitamin B12 levels.

Likely Effective for...

  • Reducing a condition related to heart disease called "hyperhomocysteinemia" when taken with folic acid and vitamin B6.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Sleep disorders.
  • Preventing another stroke.
  • Improving thinking and memory in people aged 65 and older, when used in combination with vitamin B6 and folic acid.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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