Intrinsic factor is a protein that helps your intestines absorb vitamin B12. It is made by cells in the stomach lining. Intrinsic factor binds to vitamin B12. After attaching, intrinsic factor and B12 travel to the intestines to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Vitamin B12 is needed for red blood cells to form and grow.
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