The Basics
Pale as a Whale
Persistent Fatigue
Digestive Disorders & Gastrointestinal Diseases
Funicular Myelosis
Mental Disorders
The Weakening of the Immunity

Good tidings to you all, my fellow readers.

This beautiful day, you and I are going to talk about vitamin deficiency symptoms and about how to prevent the occurrence of the latter ones in the first place.

In particular, we are going to talk about vitamin B12 as this vitamin is considered to be as one of the essential ones when it comes to one’s wellbeing.

The Basics

In essence, vitamin B12 is a vitamin that comes from group B vitamins (well, yeah).

This particular vitamin is actively involved in the process of blood formation, synthesis of both DNA (1) and RNA (2), metabolism regulation of carbohydrate (3), fat, and protein.

Further to this, B12 also is known to enable the efficient and effective functioning of the nervous system (4).

Based on many studies, about four percent of women over forty years old tend to experience vitamin deficiency symptoms linked to the lack of concentration of B12 in their system.

Vitamin B12 hypovitaminosis is followed by various symptoms of damage to various internal organs and systems, at that.

Well, let’s shed light on some of these vitamin deficiency symptoms.

Pale as a Whale

Pale as a WhaleBasically, if an individual has a pale skin, then it does not necessarily mean that he experiences a lack of vitamin b12 in his systems.

Paleness, which is also known as pale skin or whiteness, is an unusual lightness of an individual’s skin color when compared with one’s “normal” coloring.

There are quite a few reasons that can cause one to have paleness, such as lessened blood flow and oxygen or a reduced number of red blood cells.

Also, localized paleness habitually affects one limb.

However, in some cases, the deficiency of B12 does have something to do with one to have pale skin.

In this case scenario, the insufficient intake of B12 might lead to anemia (5), which is a deficiency of blood, which in its turn is attributed to pale skin.

For this particular reason, it is vital to make sure one’s B12 intake is on point forasmuch as vitamin B12 plays a significant role in the process of disruption of red blood cells synthesis.


In general, osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones of an individual become both brittle and fragile from loss of tissue.

Generally, such an adverse condition occurs due to specific hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.

However, this disease that is followed by a reduction in bone density, higher fragility, and an increased risk of fractures also can be caused by the deficiency of vitamin B12 in one’s system.

From here, the deficiency of B12 plays a profound role when it comes to the formation of osteoblasts (bone cells).

Persistent Fatigue

Persistent Fatigue Another sign of vitamin deficiency is when one experiences constant fatigue.

In general, a matter of fatigue itself is such a broad topic, which can be caused by a number of reasons.

The gamut runs from one having deplorable sleeping habits, poor diet, a lack of active calorie burn to various diseases, and so forth.

In the event, if an individual continually feels weak, then he ought to take a blood test.

Essentially, fatigue is one of the signs of anemia, which in its turn tends to manifest itself through a deficiency of vitamin B12.

Digestive Disorders & Gastrointestinal Diseases

Let’s be frank, gastrointestinal disorders can get real nasty.

Altogether, such digestive disorders include such common conditions as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome (6), hemorrhoids, anal fissures, perianal abscesses, anal fistulas, perianal infections (7), diverticular diseases (8), colitis (9), colon polyps (10), and even cancer.

What is important to note, the vast majority of these disorders can be easily prevented or minimized by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, following good diet habits, submitting to cancer screening, and so forth.

However, not many of you know, but these vitamin deficiency symptoms in the form of digestive disorders and gastrointestinal diseases can also be eliminated by merely loading one’s system with vitamin B12.

As a matter of fact, many digestive tract diseases are one of the most typical indications that show that an individual suffers from a deficiency of vitamin B12.

All of the digestive-related diseases, such as dyspepsia, constipation, and diarrhea are quite common signs of this type of hypovitaminosis.

If no action is going to be taken, then the cause of such an unpleasant condition can transition to the autoimmune damage to parietal cells.

Funicular Myelosis

Funicular Myelosis Medically speaking, funicular myelosis is a whole network which causes nervous system damage in the event if an individual experiences a prolonged deficiency of vitamin B12.

Separation of nerve fiber myelination, which is quite typical in this particular case, is co-occurred by the following symptoms: tingling and paralysis (paresthesias), a reduction in the vibration sensitivity, diminished coordination (ataxia), a reduction in tendon reflexes, and appearance of pathological reflexes.

Now, the deficiency of vitamin B12  and funicular myelosis are related. Deficits in three organ systems characterize vitamin B12 deficiency: macrocytic hyperchromic anemia, atrophies of the mucous membrane in the upper intestinal tract, and some changes in the central nervous system, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.

Mental Disorders

As well as digestive disorders and gastrointestinal diseases, various mental disorders can get very nasty (but in a slightly different sense, if you know what I mean).

In the event, if an individual is prone to some mental disorders, such as clinical depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, dementia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder, then the quality his and his close ones lives are going to decrease dramatically.

In my opinion, before an individual literally has to be forced to begin medicating with potent drugs, he absolutely must give a try to some natural ways of dealing with such adverse mental symptoms.

For instance, during a prolonged deficit of vitamin B12, the symptoms such as unstable mood, drowsiness, irritability, apathy, and depression might appear.

Hence, loading one’s body with some of that B12 is actually a great idea.


Tachycardia VitaminsBy definition, tachycardia, which is also titled tachyarrhythmia, is a heart rate that surpasses the standard resting rate.

Generally speaking, a resting heart rate over one hundred beats per minute is accepted as tachycardia in adults.

Similarly, increased heart rate, in its turn, is one of the primary manifestations of anemia.

Now, tachycardia is a compensatory response of our cardiovascular system to a lack of delivered oxygen in the organs and tissues.

As controversial as it sounds, increasing the intake of vitamin B12 might decrease tachycardia (11), which in this case acts as one of the vitamin deficiency symptoms.

The Weakening of the Immunity

The Weakening of the Immunity Typically, vitamin B12 tends to increase the phagocytic activity of leukocytes.

The deficiency of this vitamin can lead to a weakening of one’s immunity, which in its turn makes an individual more vulnerable to various infectious agents.

In case if an individual has discovered the symptoms that I have just described above, he ought to pay his doctor a visit and take a blood test for vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin (12)).


To my greatest regret, there are majorly two types of people: those who think that they are immortal and therefore could not care less about their condition and those who resort to potent drugs as they notice any minor symptoms.

Meanwhile, a segment of society who does some research is incredibly small.

I genuinely believe that with every article that I post there will be more of the later ones.
Stay tuned and safe, my fellow readers!

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