CTV feature news report on Canadian vitamin B12 shortage and the effect it is having on those who need it.
The problem is that there are shortages of the vitamin across Canada. Levesque hasn’t had a B12 injection in close to two months and says she’s feeling the side effects.
“I’m more tired, more anxious. And I work with kids, so of course I need all my energy,” she tells CTV Atlantic.
It’s estimated that as many as five per cent of Canadian adults have a vitamin B12 deficiency. The most common cause is pernicious anemia, a condition in which people lack a key stomach protein that allows them to absorb the vitamin from food.