Vegetarian Health Institute - Discover How to Thrive on a Plant Based Diet and Stop Being Vulnerable to Deficiencies
Michael Klaper, MD
Michael Klaper, MD
(Q&A 10)

Lesson 9: The truth about Vitamin B-12.

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Do fermented soy products, amesake rice, or umeboshi prunes provide significant B12? What about the soil on unwashed veggies? Many foods reported as 'good B-12 sources' are tested with methods that measure B-12 analogues (which can cause B12 deficiency because they block the action of active B-12). Those methods give no accurate measure of the true B-12 content, nor whether the foods are dangerous from their analogue content. Stop being misled. Get definitive answers in this lesson.

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Marlene Watson-Tara:
Thanks Trevor, great interview, Michael is fantastic and presents in such a user friendly way. Much appreciated.
very informative and well presented.

Thank You!!
Great source of information on the subject! I\'ve learned I\'ve been over doing it and advising my clients incorrectly! I\'m going to lower my intake of this molecule. One question:is the the strain of yeast in nutritional yeast ok for people with gout? In other words, is it uric acid producing?
What was the name of the vitamins that had B12 made by a doctor that was mentioned in the interview. Could not hear the name of the doctor or the name of the vitamins. Excellent presentation!
Maria C. Miranda:
Excellent,love it.Thank you
Erica Martell:
Can you still get B12 from cows if they no longer eat grass, but grain? Seems like supplementation is the key here. Love like Dr. Klaper. He is a wonderful resource.
John Taylor:
Wife and I have been vegan since 2000.
Took 9 years without supplements to show up B12 deficiency.
Found some brands of B12 supplements completely ineffective.
Deficiency showed up even with large overdosing of these supplements.
An excellent interview! I enjoyed Dr. Klaper and found his advice down to earth and easily understood. Thank you.
About the cows and other animals getting Vitamin B12 from the grass, etc. that they eat: they'll only have B12 if there is cobalt in the soil which is then taken up into the grass and thereafter into their flesh.
Pat Volk:
Excellent quality audio. Great, credible information. Loved it.
If you're taking enough B12, can you still become anemic due to other deficiencies?
Veronika Mohor:
Informative and useful content.
Mike Maybury:
I don't often listen to videos, but was quite impressed by the whole of your talk and reasoning.
I live in the United Kingdom and remember the early vegans in 1950. Many were deficient in B12 within a few years because they did not supplement.
Take supplements!
Dr. Klaper is always great and informative.
Thank You :)
Carolin Radcliff:
Great call! Nice and clear, great questions and answers.
Excellent lesson/interview -- good info.

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