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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Susan McGarvey Reviewed on Mon Jun:24:2013:
I have a B12 supplement that says it has 500 mcg per tablet. It says to put it under the tongue to disolve it. How often should I take this?
Russ Reviewed on Thu Jun:13:2013:
I\'ve always wondered if we know what form B12 takes when it comes from Spirulina, or this nutritional yeast. I\'ve seen research that suggests cyanocobalamin not only interrupts the methylation process, but can also be damaging to our liver.

Many supplement (top-quality) companies are saying now that B12 forms methylcobalamin and hydroxycobalamin are being touted as the superior forms.

Fran Reviewed on Mon Jun:10:2013:
If you\'re taking enough B12 can you still become anemic due to other deficiencies?
Anne Reviewed on Mon Jun:10:2013:
Dito above - it would be interesting to cover the B12 content available from green grasses such as Barley and Wheat
Roberta Reviewed on Sun Jun:09:2013:
How can you tell if you have b12 deficiency and what are the symptoms? Thank you.
Veronika Mohor Reviewed on Sun Jun:09:2013:
Informative and useful content.

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