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Vegetarians, Vegans ... supplement vitamin B12!

About vitamin supplementation I have heard B12 with a vegetarian diet from the very beginning
vegetarian diet.
Still, I never went into this topic because I thought it wasn't that important.
My sister-in-law scared me a little and talked to the dietitian about it. She made me realize how important this vitamin supplementation is. Thank you :*
Vitamin deficiencies B12 may not become apparent until several years after switching to a vegan or vegetarian diet.
However, not only people who do not eat meat are exposed to deficiencies of this vitamin, but also the elderly, people who have had part of the intestine removed, and even people who eat meat. Vegans are the most vulnerable group.
On one of the health portals I found information about the threat of this vitamin deficiency: dementia, ataxia, optic nerve atrophy, catatonia, psychosis, mood changes, myocardial infarction and vein thrombosis, megaloblastic anemia and neurological diseases such as neuropathy, myelopathy (disease spinal cord), memory impairment, depression, brain atrophy, fatigue, memory loss and weakness.
In the 80 years, research was conducted suggesting that B12 can be found in fermented soy products and algae, but these studies have been refuted. No plant will provide our body with this vitamin, which is why it is so important to supplement it with a vegan or vegetarian diet.
Due to the fact that we are both on a vegetarian diet (which P. sometimes breaks eating meat, although it is difficult to admit it: P) a few days ago we bought Vegevit, i.e. B12.
Be careful, because in Superpharm this supplement is much more expensive (PLN 35), and in the Gemini pharmacy we will pay PLN 100 for the same number of tablets (26).
You can buy a dietary supplement here

14 Comments

  1. Avatar Dorota 30 July 2015 / 10: 59

    Well prepared and very important entry. You should be aware of what supplements to take while on a vegetarian diet. In addition to vitamin B12, I would add carnosine supplementation. This is a very important compound, whose source is beef and pork. If we do not eat it, our body has nowhere to get this substance from. And it is very important, it helps in muscle regeneration, supports the efficiency of the body, and also - helps in healing wounds, especially those difficult and very problematic ones, such as pressure sores. Let us be aware of this! I recommend to all concerned. Here I refer for more information. greetings

  2. Avatar Magdalena N. 17 March 2015 / 19: 44

    Recently, I have been thinking more and more about returning to veganism, the problem is only that I have very little time to cook: /

    • Avatar GoodForYouDP 18 March 2015 / 18: 02

      I don't have time either, but luckily my work is a vegetarian / vegan eatery that spoils me with its dishes 😉

  3. Avatar Sandra Kaminska 17 March 2015 / 19: 43

    I confirm! wit b12, like any vitamin, is important! it is worth taking tests for vitamins in the body, how much we have and what is missing, such deficiencies are often mistaken for some diseases ...

    • Avatar GoodForYouDP 18 March 2015 / 18: 03

      It is true! I will now choose morphology, I wonder how my results after 10 months of not eating meat :)

  4. Avatar crazy 16 March 2015 / 20: 40

    I'm not a vegetarian or vegan, but I always supplement B vitamins with supplements 🙂

  5. Avatar my boyfriend's girlfriend 16 March 2015 / 15: 56

    I took a set of vitamins in one tablet, but now the overall results have improved, so I stopped everything, but I rarely eat meat recently, you can also take b12;]

  6. Avatar Danccer 15 March 2015 / 14: 40

    It's nice that you write about it, I recently have very weak immunity and I think I have to start taking something other than fish oil.

    • Avatar GoodForYouDP 15 March 2015 / 17: 35

      I used to drink fish oil and it didn't help me at all. Now I drink a teaspoon of honey everyday with half a glass of warm water. Works definitely better!

  7. Avatar me, Cosmonaut 15 March 2015 / 14: 02

    My friend is a pesky vegetarian and has just suffered from various deficiencies (especially since she also exercises a lot and drinks a lot of coffee, so a lot of micro- and macroelements also lose in this way) ... She is now waiting for specific research results to determine what exactly is missing and will be she had to change something in her diet - maybe it will actually be vitamin B12 supplementation?

    • Avatar GoodForYouDP 15 March 2015 / 17: 33

      I learned about it from a friendly doctor. She noted that you need to supplement.

  8. Avatar Lady Cosme 15 March 2015 / 10: 16

    I'm not vegan, but it's good to know there's a supplement suplement

  9. Avatar Michasia S. 15 March 2015 / 09: 15

    I am not a vegetarian, but it's good to know about this vitamin.
    I will warn my friends 🙂

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