Sunday, November 6, 2011

Q&A: B-12 Supplements for Vegans

Today I had a question from a reader that I wanted to pass along:

Q: Would you please share how much B12 you are taking daily?  Seems to be so many different opinions on this issue.

A:  I take 500mcg B-12 every day (sublingual--dissolves under the tongue) and I take a daily multivitamin (cheap!  Equate brand from Walmart!:-)).  Just remember my disclaimer that I'm not your doctor and you should check with your own doctor before taking any vitamins!  :-) Hope that helps!

As a side note, as I mentioned in a previous post, B-12 is found in significant quantities in soil but since our veggies and fruits are washed prior to sale, we aren't able to get the full B-12 we need from plants!  Thus the need for the vitamin supplement!

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