The symptom that may signal you have a ‘mild’ vitamin B12 deficiency – what to look for

The symptom that may signal you have a ‘mild’ vitamin B12 deficiency – what to look for

Those following strict vegan or vegetarians are much more likely to become B12 deficiency because vitamin B12 is found naturally in a wide variety of animal foods and is added to some fortified foods.

Plant foods have no vitamin B12 unless they are fortified.

According to the NIH, you can get recommended amounts of vitamin B12 by eating a variety of foods including the following:

  • Beef liver and clams, which are the best sources of vitamin B12.
  • Fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and other dairy products, which also contain vitamin B12.

According to the NHS, people who find it difficult to get enough vitamin B12 in their diets, such as those following a vegan diet, may need vitamin B12 tablets for life.

Published at Mon, 28 Sep 2020 11:02:53 +0000