Water consumption and Vitamin B12

While in Louisville, Kentucky, with my family this weekend, I overheard a waitress explain that since she began taking Vitamin B12 supplements, she consumes much more water on a daily basis than she ever has before. I wondered about this fact, so I did some research.

All I learned is that Vitamin B12 is water-soluble, but I found nothing supporting the claim that this particular lady made as to wanting to drink much more water since taking B12 supplements. I will have to further investigate this claim when I have an opportunity to speak a member of the medical staff.

As to the fact that B12 is water-soluble, this means that this vitamin plays a vital role in the synthesis of red blood cells, DNA and RNA as I have previously stipulated in other articles. According to the Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition Board, adult males and females alike are recommended to take 2.4 micrograms of B12 daily. Otherwise a deficiency could be in order.

B12 deficiency can once again cause depression, mental slowness, fatigue, nerve damage in the limbs and pernicious anemia. This cannot be iterated enough and stipulated to senior clients so that you reinforce to them that you believe that With Age Comes Respect.


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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