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Vitamin B12: really effective in reducing joint pain?

Joint inflammation and pain are very common disorders, which affect both men and women.

The causes of joint inflammation can be diverse: poor posture, trauma, up to pathologies such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. The areas particularly affected by joint pain are the elbows, hips, knees, ankles, hands, shoulders.

Generally, in order to relieve joint pain, we opt for analgesics such as paracetamol or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen.

Recently, more and more people are choosing to take joint supplements .

On this subject, did you know that vitamin B12 is beneficial for improving joint flexibility and helping to reduce pain and inflammation ?

At the same time, if you suffer from joint pain, it is very possible that you have a vitamin B12 deficiency. All the details in this article!

vitamin B12 and joint pain

What is vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 , or cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that is only partially stored in the body and therefore needs to be introduced regularly through food.

The problem is that many people suffer from malabsorption or digestive problems that prevent the full absorption of this vitamin, leading to a dangerous deficiency over time.

This is why vitamin B12 supplementation is necessary for the optimal functioning of our body.

And, contrary to clichés, this does not only concern vegetarians or vegans.

Taking vitamin B12: useful even when eating meat?

Although vitamin B12 is primarily found in animal foods , such as meat, fish, and dairy, simply eating meat is not enough to avoid a deficiency.

In fact, many people are deficient in vitamin B12 , despite consuming products that contain it.

People most likely to suffer from insufficient absorption of vitamin B12 and, consequently, a deficiency, are those who consume alcohol and suffer from gastritis and damage to the gastric mucosa.

Furthermore, if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, we have developed a list of foods rich in vitamin B12 which also includes foods of plant origin, such as algae or nutritional yeast.

What are the symptoms of chronic vitamin B12 deficiency?

A lack of vitamin B12 can lead to many health problems, the most common of which are joint pain , fatigue, anemia, exhaustion and reduced vitality, caused by reduced oxygenation of the body.

For more details, we invite you to read our article The 6 signs of vitamin B12 deficiency .

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The importance of vitamin B12 for our health

Vitamin B12 plays several essential roles in the proper functioning of the body.

It is particularly necessary for the metabolism of amino acids, fatty acids and nucleic acids: with folic acid, it participates in the synthesis of DNA and RNA.

It also participates in the production of red blood cells, the formation of bone marrow and good bone density.

Also called a pain-relieving vitamin, vitamin B12 can reduce tingling and inflammatory pain , particularly in the legs.

Additionally, it was found to be useful in relieving lower back pain in people who did not have any particular vitamin deficiency (see the study cited at the bottom).

Now is the time to explore the relationship between vitamin B12 and joint pain !

But first, if you want to know more about vitamin B12 and its health benefits, our complete guide to vitamin B12 will answer your questions!

What is the impact of vitamin B12 on joint pain?

Vitamin B12 supplementation proves to be important in the therapeutic approach to joint pain and promotes the achievement of significant improvements in acute and chronic cases, due to its analgesic, neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effect.

Concretely, vitamin B12 facilitates noradrenergic and serotonergic transmission, which play an essential role in the perception of pain. It exerts its anti-inflammatory effect by inhibiting the synthesis of inflammatory mediators.

Finally, vitamin B12 displays neuroprotective activity, by stimulating remyelination processes through the renewal of phosphatides, the main constituents of myelin.

This promotes the anatomical and functional integrity of the peripheral nervous system. In addition, we must not forget that vitamin B12 participates in the formation of red blood cells and is therefore essential for joint and bone health .

So, regardless of pain level, people with weak and inflamed joints will benefit greatly from taking a vitamin B12 supplement . According to a German study carried out on patients suffering from spinal pain, taking vitamin B12 concomitantly with anti-inflammatory treatment reinforces pain-relieving effectiveness.

Supplementing with vitamin B12 therefore reduces the duration of treatment and, consequently, reduces the risk of side effects linked to anti-inflammatories (gastritis, kidney fatigue, etc.).

How to supplement with vitamin B12?

To properly fulfill their function, vitamin B12 supplements must contain the vitamin in a biologically active and stable form .

For our vitamin B12, we have chosen to offer you methylcobalamin for optimal assimilation, which is also highly dosed, with its 1000 μg per capsule . Just take one a day and you will have your dose of vitamin B 12 guaranteed for 4 months.

Like all Novoma products, our vitamin B12 does not contain dangerous additives, colorings or artificial ingredients that could compromise the health of the body.

You will agree with us: whether you are vegetarian, vegan or omnivore, a good vitamin B12 supplement goes hand in hand with a balanced diet , and is one of the essentials for having supple joints and iron health!


Co-founder of NOVOMA

Passionate and expert in micro-nutrition, Lucas founded Novoma in 2012. It is with conviction that he develops food supplements with effective, carefully chosen and 100% clean active ingredients, to best meet the body's needs.

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