Age a Factor in Malabsorption of Vitamin B12

Orlando, Florida – One of the factors that may lead to malabsorption and deficiency of Vitamin B12 is age. The B vitamin is needed for important processes in the body, including energy metabolism, nervous system maintenance, and healthy red blood cells production.

People generally get their source of Vitamin B12 from animal products such as meat, shellfish, milk, and eggs. However, there are certain factors that lead to malabsorption of the vitamin, and one of them is age. The elderly are more likely to develop this deficiency because they are more prone to be affected by atrophic gastritis. Linked to the bacterium Helibactor pylori, atrophic gastritis is characterized by the thinning and inflammation of the lining in the stomach. This inflammation reduces the stomach’s ability to produce stomach acid, leading to malabsorption of the vitamin.  The vitamin is protein-bound, so sufficient levels of stomach are needed for the absorption of the vitamin. In addition, the elderly may not get the vitamin from their diet for economic reasons.

Those who are prone to developing Vitamin B12 deficiency as a result of their age and diet may greatly benefit from taking a Vitamin B12 supplement. They may take it as liquid, which has a fast absorption rate and may be more practical than having it through injections. Choice Nutrition Supplements Vitamin B-12 Complex Sublingual Drops is one good example of a B12 supplement taken as liquid. It is made in the USA in a GMP certified and FDA inspected facility, so consumers are assured of its safety and quality.

“I'd been receiving B-12 injections at the doctor's office for the diagnosis of fatigue and tingling in the legs. A friend suggested that I try this product and I switched to the Vitamin B-12 Complex Sublingual for convenience. I am glad I did. I really feel this has helped my energy level would highly recommend this product.” – Brenda, Choice Nutrition Supplements Vitamin B-12 Complex User

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