Why we need Vitamin B12 – My experience
I began truck driving in 2007 and started driving full time (as my living) in 2009. I’m the kind of person who never simply busts the barrier and goes full force into something new! But when I tackled Ontario’s Highway #401 for the first time with my 53 foot trailer, it was a totally new ball game for me.
The worst problem I had wasn’t the traffic, but simply the fact that I couldn’t remember the names of towns or exits along the route. I’d get to the “5th Wheel” coffee shop where the drivers all met before exchanging their trailer loads, and, do you think I could remember anything about my trip? Interesting pictures worth sharing along the way? Where “That Big Accident” took place? Absolutely not!
What an embarrassment, not being able to remember what I had just seen! We all experience some sort of minor memory loss from time to time when we have lots on our minds, but something finally happened which absolutely shook me to the core.
One morning, while taking the same route, as I had done many times before, I was heading South on Ontario’s Highway #416 and then wheeling westbound along the #401 toward Toronto. As I got onto the 401, I looked back in my mirror, and wondered to myself “AM I GOING THE RIGHT DIRECTION?”
That was quite a shock to my system. It took me a few minutes of looking to see what the signs said and to find out which direction I was going in. It all turned out well, as I was going in the right direction!
And so I really became concerned, and decided the next time I had a moment, I would Google it, and see if there was anything I could do about my memory issues. In no time at all I found the answer to this entire problem!
Why we need Vitamin B12 …
According to Dr Oz,
- Vitamin B12 is essential for the manufacture of red blood cells; a deficiency leads to a characteristic kind of anemia
- Vitamin B12 is needed to support the normal function of nerve cells, and to manufacture myelin, the insulating material that surrounds some of our nerve cells and speeds neural transmission
- Vitamin B12 is required for the replication of DNA
And on another page of the same website, Dr Oz states:
“The most serious manifestation of B12 deficiency is impaired brain function, due to the effects of B12 on nerve cells. Advanced B12 deficiency causes dementia severe enough to resemble Alzheimer’s disease. Generally, though, the dementia caused by B12 deficiency is completely reversible with supplementation. While folate can prevent B12-deficient anemia, it cannot prevent the dementia – only B12 itself can do that job.”
And that just described my situation in a nut shell! Moments of confusion, terrible memory. Very scary. And I thought I was possibly a victim of early dementia, until Google took me to . . .
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Approximately $25 will buy you one month supply, providing 5,000 mcg (5,000 MicroGrams) of Vitamin B12, Plus B6 and Folic Acid.