Discover The Link Between Candida And Vitamin B12

Yeast Infections like candida Albicans, can be sometimes be encouraged if the body is deficient in certain essential nutrients and probiotics. In this article we look at the link between candida and vitamin b12.

In recent studies that were carried out it was found that a person who was deficient in Vitamin B12 can have a weakened immune system

By increasing their intake of Vitamin B12, which is a water soluble vitamin, it can help to restore the effectiveness of the body?s immune response, and make it much more effective.

The intake of Vitamin b12 is vital to maintain healthy nerve cells and support the production of the body?s genetic material. It also works closely with some of the other b vitamins to control and regulate the formation of red blood cells.

Vitamin B12 also supports the immune system and has been shown to be a ?mood? enhancer, helping keep stress levels lower in the body and helping a person deal better with stressful situations.

As Candida often arises because a person's immune system is not working at full strength, then a person who is deficient in Vitamin B12 can increase the chance of a yeast infection overgrowth in their bodies.

Vitamin B12 is also known as known as Cobalamin, and the average healthy adult will have between 2 and 5mg in their body at any time, of which the majority is stored in the liver. This is also true for most animals, and that is why eating liver is an exceptional way of replenishing the levels of B12 in the body.

When Vitamin B12 is combined with Folate and Vitamin B6 it is able to lower blood levels of homocysteine, which is a chemical found in human blood and which may help reduce the risk of a person suffering from heart disease.

Sufferers of Candida are often deficient in a number of key vitamins, minerals and nutrients, including vitamin B12, due to the reduced effectiveness of the digestive process caused by the yeast overgrowth, the this can exacerbate a B12 deficiency over time.

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Some of the symptoms of a lack of vitamin B12 include:

* An irritated, red and possibly shiny tongue, and a reduced sense of taste.
* A reduced, or altered sense of touch, which can include a reduced ability to detect vibration.
* Psychological issues may arise, including headaches.
* Reduced co-ordination, pain and difficulty walking, along with muscle spasms.
* Palpitation, shortness of breath and chest pains

So it is vital that if you are showing any of these symptoms you seek professional advice.

Unfortunately many of the oral antibiotics that we use today can destroy the good bacteria in our stomach which help keep yeast infections such as candida under control.

The link between the immune system and ensuring that there are sufficient levels of vitamin B12 and other b vitamins present in the body is clear. So, ensure that you are eating the correct foods, namely meat, dairy and eggs, to ensure that your levels of Vitamin B12 are managed.

Reduce your risk of candida and vitamin b12 deficiency through choosing a diet rich in foods that include this essential nutrient.

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By: Jane Symms