Vitamin B12 is a nutrient that helps keep the body's nerve and blood cells healthy and helps make DNA, the genetic material in all cells.[1] Vitamin B12 also helps prevent a type of anemia called megaloblastic anemia that makes people tired and weak.[1]

Daily Dietary RecommendationEdit

Source: NIH[1]
Life Stage Recommended Amount
Birth to 6 months 0.4 mcg
Infants 7 - 12 months 0.5 mcg
Children 1 - 3 years 0.9 mcg
Children 4 - 8 years 1.2 mcg
Children 9 -13 years 1.8 mcg
Teens 14 - 18 years 2.4 mcg
Adults 2.4 mcg
Pregnant teens and women 2.6 mcg
Breastfeeding teens and women 2.8 mcg


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 NIH Vitamin B12 Factsheet

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