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IBS - Digestive Problems - SIBO
Altrincham – Cheshire - Hale

Manchester

 WA15 - WA14 - M1 - M2 - M3

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July 31, 2017

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Vegan sources of Vitamin B12

31 Mar 2019

 

Vitamin B12 is made by micro-organisms, and isn't produced by plants!Fortified foods and supplements are the only proven reliable sources for vegans

https://www.vegansociety.com/resources/nutrition-and-health/nutrients/vitamin-b12

I keep seeing posts about plant foods containing Vitamin B12. If you’re vegan or thinking about going vegan then please please please don’t fall for this BS. HUMANS CAN’T GET B12 FROM ANY PLANT FOODS (unless they’ve been fortified)

B12 is present in some plant foods like spirulina but it’s not absorbable in the human body. People who tell you otherwise are misinformed or trying to deceive you to sell a product.

To quote the vegan society... To get the full benefit of a vegan diet, vegans should do one of the following

Eat fortified foods two or three times a day to get at least three micrograms (mcg or μg) of b12 a day

Or take one b12 supplement daily providing at least 10 micrograms

Or take a weekly b12 supplement providing at least 2000 micrograms.

The good news is you’re not going to become deficient overnight. Vitamin B12 can be stored in the liver for up to 5 years.

When left untreated, deficiency of this vitamin can lead to the following health issues
*Age Related Macular Degeneration
*Parkinson’s Disease
*Male Inferrility
*Chronic Fatigue
*Anaemia
*Insomnia
* Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Diseases
*Peripheral Neuropathy

I use urine organic acids testing to check b12 in all my clients. You can also check via blood with active b12 but not serum b12.

Best b12 supplements are methylcobalamin and hydroxocobalamin either sublingual or liposomal. Regular tablets only absorb about 3%. And if it’s cyanocobalamin you may as well take a smartie 😂

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