Vitamin B12 is an essential vitamin that's used for metabolic processes in the human body. The following report scrutinizes the global vitamin B12 market and where it's headed.
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Also known as cobalamin, vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that works as a catalyst for metabolic processes in the human body. Vitamin B12 is one of eight vitamin Bs. Of all eight vitamin Bs, however, it's the largest and most complex. Vitamin B12 contains vitamer compounds that exhibit physiological activity.
Like all vitamins, vitamin B12 is classified as an essential nutrient, meaning it's required for proper growth and development in humans. Unfortunately, not everyone consumes enough vitamin B12 in their diet. Statistics show that 2% to 15% of the world's population suffers from vitamin B12 deficiency.
The severity of vitamin B12 deficiency varies depending on just how little of the nutrient a person consumes. If a person only consumes slightly less vitamin B12 than the recommended daily amount, he or she may experience mild symptoms like fatigue, weakness, headache and pale skin.
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If a person consumes significantly less vitamin B12 than the recommended daily amount, on the other hand, he or she may suffer from central nervous system damage.
While vitamin B12 is available in many foods -- fish, beef, chicken, eggs, milk, etc. -- it's also available in supplement form. Vitamin B12 supplements are orally administered pills containing large concentrations of vitamin B12. By taking a vitamin B12 supplement, consumers can get the necessary amount of this essential nutrient. Vitamin B12 supplements have become increasingly popular because they offer a superior level of convenience compared to food-based sources of vitamin B12. As a result, they're fueling the global vitamin B12 market.
The World Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin) Market by Product Type, Market, Players and Regions-Forecast to 2024 report by Wise Guy Reports offers an in-depth analysis of the global vitamin B12 market. Featuring 113 pages, it explores the market from all angles while covering both current and future prospective scenarios in the process. If you're looking to learn more about the global vitamin B12 market, you should check out this report.
The report segments the global vitamin B12 market by several criteria. On the basis of production, the market is segmented into direct fermentation, indirect production and generic engineering. On the basis of industry application, the market is segmented into the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry and the dietary supplement industry. The report also segments the global vitamin B12 market by geographic region, with key regions covered including the United States, Europe, China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East, Africa and other regions.