7,5% van de Nederlanders heeft hier een tekort aan vitamine B12 tekort symptomen, oorzaken gevolgen foliumzuur vitamine B6
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7.5% of the Dutch have a shortage of this

Florian Fermin
Florian Fermin

Suffering from fatigue? And maybe even that you get dizzy quickly? This often has the same cause. A cause that affects 7.5% of the Dutch population. Namely a vitamin B12 deficiency. Often it is not because you get too little B12, but because too little of this B12 is absorbed into your blood. In most cases, this is not because there is something wrong with your body, but because you are missing vitamins or minerals that are crucial for the absorption of B12. Here is a list of what you can best take together with B12 to get rid of the tired and maybe even dizzy feeling forever.

Folic Acid

Folic Acid is what Robin is to Batman. Best friend and they are nothing without each other. If you notice that you are taking enough B12 but you still feel tired, this is probably due to a folic acid deficiency, i.e. B11.

Folic acid is found in dark green vegetables, such as endive, lettuce, spinach, Brussels sprouts and broccoli, legumes and in some fruits, such as strawberries and citrus fruits. Finally, it is also in real whole grain products. Especially in women who want to become pregnant, this vitamin is often supplemented, but also in people with a deficiency of B12. The recommended daily allowance is about 400 mg, which is very high for an average vitamin. And now comes the crazy thing because although folic acid and B12 are the best companion, it is not recommended to take them at the same time, especially if you supplement them. In this case, the combo is more like Batman and the Joker, don't put them in a room or only one will come out alive. Take them one after the other to notice the optimal effect of both.


The next item on the list is B6< /a>. This point is especially important when supplementing B12 and folic acid. Because the same products that contain those vitamins also contain this golden stuff, B6. So if you get too little of the products, it is also super important to supplement B6 to help the absorption of B12. Vitamin B6, together with vitamin B12 and folic acid, is necessary for normalizing the homocysteine ​​level in the blood. Which in turn helps to prevent cardiovascular disease.

From now on, keep this in mind when you take B12. Otherwise it is a shame because then your B12 will have exactly zero effect. Do you also want to know when is the best time to take vitamin B12? Lotsreading pleasure then.