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Organic B12 Supplement For Vegan
If there isn't vegan B12 then how do some supplements contain food based vegan b12? I asked this question b4 but didn't get a good explanation
Supplements is also known as Vitamins and supplements. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
2.4 mcg: Assuming you are not otherwise B12 deficient, you need at least 2.4 mcg per day (more if pregnant). You can get this from pretty much any supplement containing b12. You should, however, get your blood tested to make sure you're not already deficient. If so, you can "catch up" before going on maintenance supplementation. Good job on going vegan. Now just make sure you take a B12 supplement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was Vegan for 8 months and didn't supplement B12. I'm not vegan anymore was that time long enough to do damage or have bad deficiency?
How do you feel?: I am very glad you wised up. As a moral choice, you can be a vegan and if you supplement wisely, you will not be risking your health. The health benefits of vegan ism are elusive if they exist at all. If you can walk and think and remember and your extremities feel normally, you escaped the bad stuff. ...Read more
I'm a lifelong vegan, was told that I should be taking vitamin B12 supplements; i can't get this from anything plant based. But what dosage, please?
1000 mcg methylcob.: A common dosage is 1000 mcg. I advise the methylcobalamin form if you can find it. B12 is usually absorbed better when taken in a sublingual form. See http://bit.Ly/1607tg3 ; http://www.Naturalnews.Com/027045_vitamin_b12_cyanocobalamin_methylcobalamin.Html ; http://www.Mend.Net/cgh/methylcobalamin.Html. ...Read more
Get B12 shots mthly. Don't know cause of deficiency when got diagnosis level 169 , not vegan. Ok to supplement with sub-lingual B12 as well (5000 mcg)?
Yes: B12 deficiency is usually due to problems absorbing it rather than diet. Even if you take large doses hardly any of that dose is absorbed so it is quite safe. Even extremely high doses (like people getting shots daily for years) have never been shown to be toxic. I advise the methylcobalamin form. See http://ods.Od.Nih.Gov/factsheets/vitaminb12-healthprofessional/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: I'm sorry. Being a vegan is safe is an only if you're willing to supplement. Otherwise, you're playing a foolish game with your life -- you will end up with brain damage. Like all communities of true believers, the vegans -- who can rightly claim the moral high ground in this era of cruel factory farming -- contain many people who will mislead you. Be smart and don't ruin yourself like others have ...Read more
What supplements should be taken for a vegan diet? Taking 1000 mcg b12, 4 grams omega 3 from hemp oil and ground flax and protein from lugumes. Thx.
Minerals & vitamin D: Vegans are likely to become deficient in vitamin D, calcium, iodine, iron, vitamin A, zinc, and iodine. Even if you supplement, the diet is primarily a moral rather than a health-promoting decision; when you control for the fact that vegans have other healthy habits, the claimed benefits mostly vanish. It's your decision and I'm glad you've asked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vitashine, all B12: The only certified vegan form of d3 is vitashine: http://vitashine-d3.Com/ most other d3 is derived from lanolin from sheep's wool but the sheep aren't harmed so some vegans consider regular d3 acceptable. All B12 is manufactured from bacteria (see http://link.Springer.Com/article/10.1007%2fs00253-001-0902-7). Methylcobalamin is superior to other forms of B12 like cyanocobalamin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You MUST supplement: The decision to become a vegan is a moral one, rather than one that will benefit your health, despite all the huckstering. I admire and respect people who make this choice. However, if you do not supplement with a form of vitamin B12 that you can use, you will ruin your health, perhaps permanently, in a few months. You'll also need additional supplements; ask a good physician or dietician. ...Read more
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