Dr Oz: Keep Your Body’s Battery Charged
Vitamin B12 is “the energy vitamin that everyone needs," according to Dr Oz. However, the body’s battery can start to drain as you age, but there is something you can do about it. Take Dr Oz’s Beet Urine Test to check your stomach acid and see whether you have enough Vitamin B12.
Dr Oz picked Sophia, a feisty Assistant of the Day, who got the chance to touch the body’s ‘battery,’ the Stomach. The stomach contains acid and is responsible for making our energy. A swallowing tube feeds into the stomach.
Stomach acids break down the food, which turns it into fuel. But if you do not have enough acid, the stomach will not work properly. At least 15% of people do not have the right amount of stomach acid.
Dr Oz: What is Low Stomach Acid?
The stomach can make you energized. Dr Oz and Sophia did a grape-stomping demonstration to illustrate what happens when you don’t have enough of the healthy stomach acid. Energy coming from the stomach will keep you fueled and going strong.
However, once you get older, your stomach may have low acid. That means you are not getting the energy that you need from the foods you are eating.
Dr Oz: Beet Urine Test for B12
You can do a simple home test to find out whether you have low stomach acid. Try Dr Oz’s Beet Test, especially if you are age 35 or older. Eat a beet (or drink some beet juice), and then check your urine.
If the color of your urine is still yellow after eating a beet, that means you probably have enough stomach acid. But if the urine is pinkish or red, that means you do not have enough stomach acid to break down your food.
Dr Oz: B12 Supplement for Low Stomach Acid
For people who are low in stomach acids and B12, be sure to let your doctor know so they can possibly adjust your medication levels so they can be more effective. Some medications work differently at lower acidity levels.
Try taking a Vitamin B12 supplement to help you get the benefits your body is not processing from your foods.