A review in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition supports the conclusion that B12 exerts a “growth-promoting” effect when given as a dietary supplement to children suffering from growth failure. With the increase in growth came other signs of improved health. Classroom teachers became aware that some of their pupils were improving in behavior, attitude, and school work. At the same time, they displayed less tension and fatigue, greater interest and concentration , and demonstrated better all-around progress. Parents, also, concurred in these findings. After administering vitamin B12, the children showed a change in growth rate and had more physical energy . They were more alert, better behaved, and their appetites improved notably .
Next time, we’ll discuss pregnancy’s affect on B12 demand.