Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Scoop on Vitamin B - 12



Vegan for Life says, "All vegans need to take a vitamin B-12 supplement or consume foods that are fortified with this nutrient." Its main functions are to divide cells and to form healthy red blood cells, so we must make sure we get enough of it.  

B-12
comes from animals. Plants don't need B-12, so they don't have any or enough that does us any good. 

Commonly suggested amount of B-12 supplements to take...


-- consume 2 servings/day of B-12 fortified good equaling 1.5 to 2.5 microgams of B-12.    


-or-


-- take a B-12 supplement daily of 25 to 100 micrograms


-or-


-- take a 1000 micrograms B-12 supplement 2 times per week.



For more detail and excellent information about B-12,  read this excellent article...

 
 What Every Vegan Should Know About B 12


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