Vitamin B12, also called cobalamin, is a water soluble vitamin. As vitamin B12 is not produced by the body naturally so it ought to be consumed from foods in sufficient quantities. Vitamin B12 deficiency is common in vegetarian bodybuilders because of its origin from the foods of animal . Main sources of vitamin B12 foods includes: Meat, eggs, dairy products and fortified breakfast cereals or vegans.
important role of vitamin B12 among bodybuilders is in carbohydrate metabolism and in maintaining the integrity of the nervous system such as the muscles stimulation through nerves are essential for muscle growth, contraction as well also as muscle coordination.
Vitamin B12 can be employed to assist in building muscles obviously. Succinyl-CoA for the creation of energy from fats and proteins. It's also believed that vitamin B12 intake also stimulate appetite which is essential for bodybuilders who are supposed to eat more food.
Vitamin B12 in association with folate Aids in the creation of RBC's (Red Blood Cell) responsible for transporting oxygen as well as other nutrients into the working muscles.
Perverting disease related fractures from the gym. Considering the above benefits its vital that bodybuilders must get their dosage of vitamin B12. For non vegetarian bodybuilders getting the
required amount isn't a large issue, but for vegetarians' bodybuilder it's an issue of concern. So the easiest way out would be to take injectable types of vitamin B12 and before starting consult your doctor and take under his supervision.
Moreover, excess amounts of vitamin B is not harmful since it's water soluble so excess quantities could be eliminated through urine.