One specific symptom of vitamin B12 deficiency is how it comes about and how to spot it.

As a nutritionist, here is one Vitamin B12 deficiency symptom to look out for;

Yellow or pale skin

Low vitamin B12 in the body can trigger B12 deficiency anemia, characterized by a yellow or pale skin complexion. The yellowness can spread to eye whites and more skin in severe cases. Inadequate vitamin B12 inhibits the production of healthy and fully developed blood cells, resulting in bilirubin secretion, which gives the eye whites and skin a yellow shade. If you notice any slight change in your skin and eye whites, I recommend you seek professional help as it might be a warning sign of Vitamin B12 deficiency.

Julia Davis

Mental health expert
MS, University of Latvia

I am deeply convinced that each patient needs a unique, individual approach. Therefore, I use different psychotherapy methods in my work. During my studies, I discovered an in-depth interest in people as a whole and the belief in the inseparability of mind and body, and the importance of emotional health in physical health. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (a big fan of thrillers) and going on hikes.

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