Dr Oz: Low Energy Sign of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Do you ever feel like the wind is literally being taken from your sail, leaving you feeling like you do not have enough energy to get through the day? If so, you are not alone and Dr. Oz says the solution could be as simple as taking more of the “energy” vitamin.
Dr Oz: Signs of Vitamin B12 Deficiency
Dr. Oz says the reason you have no energy could be easier to figure out than you might think. He says you might just need more Vitamin B12 in your diet, so he shared how to figure out if you could be deficient in this essential vitamin.
- Poor memory
- No Appetite
Dr. Oz says Vitamin B12 is important to the body because it provides red blood cells with the oxygen they need in order to give you more energy.
Dr Oz: Vitamin B12 Food Sources
Dr. Oz says the best way to get more Vitamin B12 is in your diet, so he shared which foods are best to help you get your energy back.
- Plain Yogurt
- Swiss Cheese
Dr. Oz: Vitamin B12 Supplement for Vegans
Dr. Oz understands that not everyone eats foods rich in Vitamin B12, especially if you are a vegan, so he says you can get your energy back by taking a supplement.
- Take a Vitamin B12 Supplement
- 25MCG per day
Dr Oz: Stomach Acid Beet Test
Dr. Oz says the older you get the more likely you are to have Vitamin B12 drained from your body, so he found an Assistant of the Day to help him teach everyone about the battery of the body, which is the stomach.
Dr. Oz explained that the acid in your stomach is key to breaking down food to provide your body with the energy it needs, so he shared a Beet Test that everyone must do if they are over the age of 35, which will determine if you have enough acid in your stomach.
Eat 1 beet and then look at your urine. If your urine stays yellow you have enough acid in your stomach, but if it turns reddish pink you do not have enough acid. Dr. Oz says if you see the pink color in your urine you need to take a supplement because your body is not able to absorb the Vitamin B12 in foods you eat. He also recommends talking to your doctor because what they recommend for a pill could vary based on your body.