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 Reviewed on Fri Jan:23:2015:
Thanks Trevor, great interview, Michael is fantastic and presents in such a user friendly way. Much appreciated.
Maria Reviewed on Wed Jan:21:2015:
very informative and well presented.

Thank You!!
Magda Reviewed on Wed Jan:21:2015:
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?
Yvonne Reviewed on Tue Jan:20:2015:
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 Reviewed on Mon Jan:19:2015:
Excellent,love it.Thank you
Erica Martell Reviewed on Tue Oct:28:2014:
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 Reviewed on Sun Jul:20:2014:
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.
Tricia Reviewed on Tue Jul:08:2014:
An excellent interview! I enjoyed Dr. Klaper and found his advice down to earth and easily understood. Thank you.
Dorita Reviewed on Wed Jul:02:2014:
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 Reviewed on Tue Jul:01:2014:
Excellent quality audio. Great, credible information. Loved it.
Fran Reviewed on Tue Jun:24:2014:
If you're taking enough B12, can you still become anemic due to other deficiencies?
Veronika Mohor Reviewed on Mon Mar:31:2014:
Informative and useful content.
Mike Maybury Reviewed on Wed Dec:04:2013:
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!
Abby Reviewed on Fri Nov:15:2013:
Dr. Klaper is always great and informative.
Aniruddha Reviewed on Wed Nov:13:2013:
Thank You :)
Carolin Radcliff Reviewed on Sun Nov:03:2013:
Great call! Nice and clear, great questions and answers.
Laura Reviewed on Fri Oct:18:2013:
Excellent lesson/interview -- good info.

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