There was a meta-analysis that was published back in 2008 showing how infants with lower levels of vitamin B12 can induce several adverse conditions. Some of these included lethargy, irritability, and even a developmental delay. Since over 47 million Americans suffer from a deficiency in vitamin B12, it is no surprise that many of our children could be suffering as well. These inadequate levels of vitamin B unfortunately can impact cognitive function, especially as children age. Many of these deficiencies are caused by genetic issues, and by directly treating the genetic syndromes, the deficiency symptoms improved.
- Study experts at Uni Research, in Begin, Norway, examined the blood of 500 Nepalese children.
- Their research showed that study subjects afflicted with low vitamin B12 levels displayed difficulties with cognitive problems, such as recognizing letters and solving puzzles.
- The children in the study who had low vitamin B12 levels also showed difficulty when it came to interpreting the emotions of other children.
“Having poor vitamin B12 levels early in life may result in impaired or delayed brain development and function in children, according to a recent Norwegian study.”