Reading about vegans I stumbled upon a very interesting subject: vitamin B12.

Do you take any supplement? I started to, because the more I read, the more I understand the damages a deficiency of B12 can cause to our body.

One interesting fact:
Rates of B12 deficiency are higher in vegans/vegetarians but we are not the only ones, one in 20 omnivores are B12 deficient.

I’m amazed that this problem doesn’t get more attention in the media, especially when you think that some of the more serious effects of B12 deficiency (such as nerve damage) are irreversible.

Here’s a PDF which summarize what we should know. I found it very interesting.


If you suspect you have B12 deficiency, the first step is to get a holo-TC and/or urinary MMA test. If either of them are abnormal, you should immediately take steps to increase your B12 levels. There are two ways to do this:

– Eat B12-rich foods (and for vegans/vegetarians it’s impossible despite what many people think).
– Take Supplements (and do not overtake them, it’s useless…).

Please let me know your opinions.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s