The role of vitamin B12

Production of red blood cells 

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is important for the production of your red blood cells.

Helps with cell division 

Vitamin B12 plays a role in the process of tissue growth and development in your body.

Contributes to fitness

Vitamin B12 helps reduce fatigue and tiredness.

Supports your energy levels

Vitamin B12 helps release energy from fats, carbohydrates and proteins and activates the natural energy in your body.

Contributes to good resistance

Vitamin B12 has a positive effect on your immune system.

Good for your memory and nerves 

Vitamin B12 is good for your mental health, contributes to your ability to concentrate and your cognitive ability, and is good for your memory and state of mind. Vitamin B12 is also important for your nervous system.

Recommended daily allowance 

As an adult, you need 2.8µg vitamin B12 per day.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you require 3.8µg vitamin B12. 

There are no known adverse effects to high vitamin B12 consumption, therefore no safe upper limit has been established.

Did you know …  

* WLS Forte contains 350µg vitamin B12? This is necessary, because you especially take in too little vitamin B12.

* Vegetarians and vegans often also take extra vitamin B12? As it happens, vitamin B12 is found primarily in animal products, such as milk, eggs, meat and fish.