Vitamin B12 Assessment
The Vitamin B12 test measures a substance called methylmalonic acid (MMA) in the urine, which is a specific indicator of low B12 status. The more MMA you have, the more likely you are to be low in this critical nutrient. View sample report >.
Optimal vitamin B12 status is indicated when the result is below 2.0 mmol MMA/mol cr. A result above 3.8 mmol/mol cr means B12 status is very low.
Vitamin B12 is rich in many animal products, so vegans and vegetarians are at risk of having low B12 in their body unless they take a supplement. While most people are not vegetarians and eat enough B12 food sources to meet their needs, not everyone is able to absorb it.
The B vitamins are known for being important co-factors in energy production in our cells. B12 deficiency can cause fatigue and low energy, anemia, and brain and spinal cord problems. B12 deficiency is strongly associated with cognitive impairment and the development of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
Testing Type: Urine Sample