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15 Health Benefits of Vitamin B12

10. Reduces Depression

Depression affects millions of Americans every day. Estimates are that more than 10% of the population suffer from depression, that’s over 3,2 million people! Depression affects more women than men and can be devastating. Studies have shown that people suffering from depression are often deficient in Vitamin B12. It seems that a deficiency of Vitamin B12 leads to a shortage of compounds in the central nervous system, called monoamines, causing depression. As Vitamin B12 is rarely found in plant foods it is especially important for vegetarians and vegans to use a Vitamin B complex supplement.