How can my balance indicate if I might have a vitamin B12 deficiency?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The following balance test may indicate if you are getting enough vitamin B12. Having low levels will not only compromise your immunity, but also lower your energy levels, potentially making you feel depressed. Low levels of B12 also alter your ability to think clearly.
Stand up. Put your feet together with your hands on your sides. Then, close your eyes, stick out one of your legs in front of you, and try to hold it for three seconds. You may want to do this near a wall or a loved one for support if you need it.

If you start to lose your balance, it could mean you’re low on vitamin B12, though there are many reasons for this.
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