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A 34-year-old male asked:

I have a vitamin b12 and vitamin defficency i am pure vegetarian any food or diet supplements to increase the level?

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Dr. Shawn Saunders
Pharmacology 23 years experience
Vegetarian too: I am a vegetarian also. What were your levels? And did your physician provide any advice? Vitamin B12 is easy to supplement, but I am curious of the other "vitamin deficiencies" you mentioned. Please elaborate.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
I admire people who undertake this lifestyle, especially for moral reasons, and I am glad there are physicians like Dr. Saunders who can give good advice about the supplements that are required to maintain health.
Jan 11, 2014
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
Vegan: Most natural B12 is animal and egg derived. Select soy will provide B12. Please take a vitamin supplement to prevent complications. Tablets should suffice. Get advice at your health food store. You may require a series of injections for awhile. Special B12 supplemented vegan foods are available now. See www.vegetarian.org.uk/factsheets/b12factsheet.html
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Last updated Aug 28, 2014


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