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A 32-year-old member asked:

Please tell me if there are any cereals or other b12 fortified vegan foods using hydroxocobalamin (not cyanocobalamin)?

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Probably not but...: As far as I know, all foods fortified with B12 are fortified with the cyanocobalamin form, as it is the least expensive.It is hard to know for sure, as the labels always just say B12 and don't specify the type. But if anyone is going to the extra expense of fortifying with hydroxocobalamin they are not telling us! I advise vegans supplement with hyroxocobalamin or methylcobalamin. See comment:
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Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker commented
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
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Cyanocobalamin is OK but the least preferred form of B12. As a vegan I would not rely on the relatively small amounts of cyanocobalamin in fortified foods when supplements with better forms of B12 are inexpensive and readily available. See http://drfairchild.blogspot.com/2012/12/b12-deficiency.html
Nov 11, 2014
Last updated Feb 24, 2018


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