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A 51-year-old female asked:

I'm considering a vegan diet, but i'm concerned about getting enough vitamin b12. how can i get some natural b12? i'd rather not take pills.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Be careful: Fortified foods. Ask the other vegans. Becoming a vegan is serious business. As a statement against the cruelty of factory farming of animals, it's admirable. The health benefits have been difficult to demonstrate scientifically; the best-known book relied on gravely flawed data from mao's china. You'll need guidance on supplementing -- your personal physician can help here.
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 42 years experience
Red Star Yeast : The only reliable vegan source of B12 that i know of is red star nutritional yeast vegetarian support formula (t-6635+). About 2 rounded teaspoons a day supplies adequate b12. I think it would be a lot easier to take a pill! See http://www.vrg.org/nutrition/b12.php
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Last updated Jul 7, 2017

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