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Vitamin B12VVitamin B12Vitamin B12EnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the role of vitamin B12 in the body.</p><p></p><p>Vitamin B12 works with vitamin B9, also known as <a href="/Article?contentid=1449&language=English">folate</a>, to make new cells. Vitamin B12 also helps make healthy blood cells and keeps nerves working properly. </p> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-1_illustration_food_B12.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Vitamin B12 is mostly found in the milk and alternatives and meat and alternatives food groups.</li> <li>Vegans may need to take B12 supplements or foods fortified with B12 .</li> <li>Pregnant and breastfeeding women need more vitamin B12 than other women.<br></li></ul>
Vitamine B12VVitamine B12Vitamin B12FrenchNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Découvrez le rôle de la vitamine B12 dans le corps.</p><p>La vitamine B12 interagit avec la vitamine B9, aussi nommée <a href="/Article?contentid=1449&language=French">folate</a>, afin de fabriquer de nouvelles cellules. La vitamine B12 contribue aussi à la fabrication de cellules sanguines saines et aide au bon fonctionnement des nerfs. </p> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-1_illustration_food_B12.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>On retrouve surtout la vitamine B12 dans les groupes alimentaires lait et substituts et viandes et substituts.</li> <li>Les personnes végétaliennes peuvent devoir prendre des suppléments de vitamine B12 ou consommer des aliments enrichis en vitamine B12.</li> <li>Les femmes enceintes et qui allaitement on davantage besoin de vitamine B12 que les autres femmes.</li></ul>

 

 

Vitamin B121446.00000000000Vitamin B12Vitamin B12VEnglishNutritionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NADigestive systemHealthy living and preventionCaregivers Adult (19+) Educators Hospital healthcare providers Community healthcare providers Remote populations First nationsNA2013-09-27T04:00:00ZTheresa Couto, RD;Elly Berger, BA, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, MHPE;Francy Pillo-Blocka RD, FDC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discover the role of vitamin B12 in the body.</p><p></p><p>Vitamin B12 works with vitamin B9, also known as <a href="/Article?contentid=1449&language=English">folate</a>, to make new cells. Vitamin B12 also helps make healthy blood cells and keeps nerves working properly. </p> <figure><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-1_illustration_food_B12.jpg" alt="" /> </figure><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Vitamin B12 is mostly found in the milk and alternatives and meat and alternatives food groups.</li> <li>Vegans may need to take B12 supplements or foods fortified with B12 .</li> <li>Pregnant and breastfeeding women need more vitamin B12 than other women.<br></li></ul><h2>Supplements</h2><ul><li>People who are vegan may not get enough vitamin B12. Vegans require a source of vitamin B12 either from foods fortified with vitamin B12 or a supplement (tablet or liquid).</li><li>Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding need more vitamin B12 than other women.</li></ul> <a target="_blank" href="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/INM_NRC_track1-8-1_micronutrients_pdf.pdf">Print-Friendly Version</a> Vitamin B12

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