Vitamin B 12
Posted by irishmouse at 03/31/2013
After twenty years of being a vegetarian I have decided to take the leap and become a vegan. I am told that vegan's need B12 supplements, and am confused about whether a vegan B12 vitamin is available. Since most B12 comes from the stomach linings of animals (gross) can anyone point me in the direction of a vegan supplement? Thank you very much.
do a blood test in 6 month and see. it seems that people are really unequal w b12 need. I myself was already lacking badly of b12 beeing just vegetarian, in contrary i ve some vegan friend, that have been vegan for years and have a sufficient among of b12 in their cells.
I also look for B12 fortified foods.
B/c from what I understand if it was not synthetic then it would have to be sourced from an animal?
I can't find any info on this, but some methyl B-12 supp's do claim to be vegan, i know the cheaper form cyan b-12 is synthetic and made in a lab.
i'm going to start getting a methyl B-12 lozenge b/c i think i need it being so physically active, my multi does not have the methyl form and most multi's only have the cheaper less absorbed cyan b-12.
anyways b-12 is only absorbed properly through sublingual or injection so this is a crucial individual vitamin to be buying. Thanks, just wondering where most methyl B-12 comes from...
So the old chestnut 'there are no non-animal sources of vitamin B - 12' doesn't apply anymore.
Here is the link
East Eden04/08/2013 19:35:10