Vitamin B12 against the re-entry stress: In red meat, fish and eggs

Vitamin B12 is very useful for combating the psychological and physical stress, as well as to prevent the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia and depression. It is rich in red meat, but is also found in fish.


To address the long period of physical and mental stress involved the return of the holidays is very useful to take vitamin B12 through diet or through supplements. Vitamin B12 and folate and vitamin B6 not only provides energy to our cells, but as demonstrated by recent studies, it is important to counter the onset of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, depression, and neuronal tubule defects in newborns.

To be well assimilated it is important that the gastro enteric functions properly with the enzymes that contribute. In gastric tract active acidic environment an enzyme that allows the splitting of vitamin B12 from food and binds to R proteins that transport it up the gut. Here, thanks to the action of the pancreas, other enzymes detach from the protein and allow specific enteric receptors only in the presence of calcium, to capture it.

In which foods are vitamin B12? Certainly the major source is red meat, but as we know it is best to limit consumption. In the “plant” kingdom we do not find but there are foods such as clams, mussels, crab, shrimp, eggs, chicken and turkey that even if it contains a small amount can obviate the consumption of meat. To enhance bioavailability and “functionality” is recommended the combination with calcium-rich foods such as cheese and spinach, nuts, and bananas, containing vitamin B6.

It should be pointed out that the “functionality” of the recipe in the proposal is aimed at “healthy” individuals as a preventive measure, since in other cases could take over the interactions with drugs that may reduce or even cancel the effectiveness of vitamin B12, for example drugs for esophageal reflux, peptic ulcer, inflammatory enteric diseases, certain antibiotics (neomycin, chloramphenicol), anti-gout drugs and those for type II diabetes.