Vegans are often deficient in vitamin B12. I was. This happens because it’s traditionally gotten in animal-based products. For example, dead cow flesh (AKA: steak). But animals do not produce it. They get it from the soil they take in as they eat grass and other plants. It is not made by plants either. Vitamin B12 is made by microbes that cover the earth.
Vegetarians and even meat-eaters can be deficient as well. So knowing the symptoms is crucial.
Maintaining proper levels of vitamin B12 is extremely important to avoid serious health problems. Here are a few examples.
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Do your own research to get a full list of all the symptoms.
Dr. Michael Greger, plant-based inspirer, recommends 50 mcg daily or 2,000 mcg once a week for adults and 1,000 mcg every day for people over 65. Don’t worry about taking too much as the body just pees out the extra. He also recommends the cyanocobalamin form because of its high stability. The dosage is different for women who are pregnant, babies, teens, and people with certain health problems.
Important! Be sure to check with your doctor to determine the correct dosage for you.
- If you’re a vegan or vegetarian, strongly consider taking vitamin B12 supplements immediately!
- Research all the symptoms of vitamin B12 deficiency to see if any apply to you.
- Check with your doctor to determine the correct dosage based on your age and health.
To your health and fitness,