View Full Version : Where is the Vitamin B12 Info on this board?
09-05-2008, 12:08 PM
I wanted some info and did search but came up empty handed. My question is: If I am understanding things right, you should try to get your B12 from your diet. However, I got a good deal at the store and bought a supplement. It is 500mcg and I think that might be insane:eek: ! Isn't that an awful lot of B12? Please help as I am Confused!! I am, by the way, working my way back to raw - went 100% a few months back, and have been struggling since my first 'cheat'. Cheating stinks. Go 100%, ynow?!:D
09-05-2008, 12:21 PM
If you go to our "Need to Know" section here: http://rawfoodtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=17 you'll find some B12 info that Alissa posted a long while back.
There are also discussions here as well.
But basically it's still very debatable...some say you can get B12 from plant-based sources...some say those are not viable and others say that you definitely need to supplement. Then, there is the thing of there being certain TYPES of b12 supplements that you should take as opposed to others. It has also been argued that one should not go taking B12 supps unless there is a deficiency.
It goes in circles and yes, it can get a bit daunting trying to figure out who to listen to, who's right, who's wrong, etc. But read those articles in the link I provided and I'm sure people will be along soon to give their thoughts on this!
09-05-2008, 12:47 PM
B-12 builds up in your system. I take a 1000 mcg Methyl B-12, under the tongue, which is the type that's best, short of getting B-12 shots. I take one whenever I think about it, maybe once every two weeks or so. If you have eaten animal products within the last few weeks/months, you probably have quite a bit still stored in your system. I know people who take a 5000 mcg capsule once a months to be done with it. I know that somebody who is "pure vegan" for ideological reasons would probably frown on it, but I eat a pure vegetable/fruit raw diet for my health, and am taking the B-12 for the same reason.
when you consider how depleted the soil that our food is grown in is, even organic, and the added, unnatural stressed that our bodies deal with every day it is easy to see how supplementing some things is a good idea. in an ideal world there wouldn't be any pollution and we would be eating lots of fresh wild foods but since we aren't, b12 supplements it is...
09-05-2008, 10:14 PM
One bottle of Synergy kombucha has 40% of your daily value for B12.
09-06-2008, 05:32 PM
Thanks for all ya'lls input and krawkinlocs, thanks for the link. I will investigate further! I love these boards! Ya'll Rawk!!:D
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