What is The Role of Vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is an important vitamin which is crucial to various body functions such as formation of red blood cells, nerve regeneration, metabolism, self-detoxification, providing energy for muscles and nerves and regulate circadian rhythms vital for encouraging restorative sleep.

The symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency overlaps with the symptoms of fibromyalgia at times. However, there are also unique symptoms to each condition. See table below:

Vitamin B12 Deficiency


Fatigue, weakness, balance difficulties
Numbness and tingling of limbs
Memory problems, confusion and cognitive impairment
Hearing problems and/or tinnitus
Vision problems
Shortness of breath
Loss of appetite

Beefy, red, smooth and sore tongue
Sore mouth and/or bleeding gums
Diarrhea or Constipation
Paleness and blotchy pigmentation in light-skinned and dark-skinned individuals respectively

Muscle pain and stiffness
Tender points
Joint pain
Headaches and/or migraines
Light and noise sensitivity
Unexplain perspiration

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