Vitamin b12 is made by neither animals nor plants, but by microbes. A whole foods plant based diet can help prevent, treat and reverse many of our leading causes of death. But, because of current agricultural practices, it's difficult to obtain vitamin b12 naturally any more. Before we started destroying the soil and washing things, we used to get it from things like unwashed vegetables and well water. Non-human animals still get some from there and some from eating their own faeces. It can also be found in dead animals, because they get some from the soil and farmers inject them with it. However, since B12 can be destroyed by some forms of heating, meat, dairy and eggs aren't necessarily a reliable source. Both Vegans and non-Vegans can become deficient if they don't supplement. But it's fortified into many everyday products like cereals, so most people don't have to think about it. Our bodies can re-absorb it from our intestine, so it can take years for a deficiency to occur. As a Vegan, you can get it from fortified foods like dairy free milks, yeast flakes or marmite. You can also get it from tablets, sprays and injections. Since credible doctors like Michael Greger recommend supplementing b12 as a Vegan, the simplest option is to take a weekly b12 supplement providing at least 2500 micrograms. It's easy to dismiss supplementation as unhealthy and unnatural, but in the world we live in, this kind of purity is illogical and unhealthy in itself. Clothing is a supplement, just as a toothbrush is, but they do us good, so we shouldn't refuse them.
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HOW TO GO VEGAN OVERNIGHT
STEP 1- Educate yourself:
Gary Yourofsky’s speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5hGQDLprA8
Forks Over Knives: http://putlocker.tn/forks-over-knives/
Uprooting the leading causes of death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30gEiweaAVQ
Farm to Fridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W4J2Q4BhZE8
STEP 2- Eat vegan
Top recipe channels:
Mary's Test Kitchen- https://www.youtube.com/user/marystestkitchen
The Vegan Corner- https://www.youtube.com/user/thevegancorner
Cooking With Plants- https://www.youtube.com/user/cookingwithplants
Sim's Kitchenette- https://www.youtube.com/user/simskitchenette
Recipe website: http://mouthwateringvegan.com/
Cronometer for nutrient tracking: https://cronometer.com/
STEP 3- Non-food issues
Animal testing: Cruelty Free International https://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/
Ocean Protection: Sea Shepherd Conservation Society www.seashepherd.org
Hunting: Hunt Saboteurs Association www.huntsabs.org.uk/
STEP 4- Live vegan and connect
Facebook groups: https://www.facebook.com/search/results/…
STEP 5- Become an activist
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In the U.k which is the best supplement brand? i've also been told that getting the cheap ones is just as good as the expensive as it's all the same the expensive ones are more costly due to marketing etc.
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Yes vegan should take supplements to survive from animal products . Without supplements you put your health in the high risk like pernicious anemia . Unfortunately yes most of animal products nowadays are contaminated .i need to know how many tbs of marmite should I take to cover my b12 a day
I take a multivitamin and it has b12 in it. I also have a nondairy milk like coconut, rice, almond or cashew milk in my smoothies every morning! I will have to try nutritional yeast. Does anyone have any other suggestions? :)
+j vallejo Oh OK. Well b12 comes from bacteria in the soil, but as we wash our vegetables so well, we don't really get it from a vegetable source. There is b12 present in animal products, and highest amount would be in the liver of an animal as that is where all animals, humans included, store b12.
Because of the depletion of nutrients in soil required to create the bacteria though, even animals are often needing b12 injection/supplements nowadays.
All vegans should definitely supplement b12, and from my research, to safely get enough I personally would recommend a supplement and not just relying on fortified foods.
Non vegan people also get b12 deficient though, and people with gut issues, celiacs etc are most susceptible as absorption is affected.
+j vallejo No they don't. Some soy or other plant based milk have b12 added and most nutritional/savoury yeast does though. Tempeh and Nori do not naturally containa b12 we can absorb and neither do mushrooms though some people think they do.
So it is okay to take cyanocobalamim? I read a lot of articles which said not to take cyanocobalamin, but rather methocobalamin (I think that's what it's called) because the first one contains cyanide..
Take a sublingual methylcobalamin. Dr. Greggor said cyancobalamin but every other doctor/source says methylcobalamin. Cyancobalamin is a cheaper version of b12 and the body has to convert it to methylcobalamin before you can properly absorb it in your body.
I gotta say, I'm a little confused. FullyRawChristina said that you did not have to supplement in her B12 video, and this one says you do. I don't know who to believe and its the only thing holding me back from being vegan. Please help
Tanya Green Supplement. they don't harm you and its nearly impossible to get to much.
When on a raw diet, you definitely don't get enough b12. I can give you reliable scientific studies that you should take b12, yet non that says it's OK to forgo it.
Just supplement for the sake of your brain.
It's fortified in many foods, so you don't have to supplement, however to be sure you get enough b12 then supplement it. Supps are very cheap and readily available so don't let it hold you back from going cruelty free
USA recommends 2.4 micrograms/day. I read we could use up 3 micrograms/day from stored B12 at http://www.veganhealth.org/b12/dig ,so those 1000 or whatever microgram pills are really over doing it, but toxicity is rare and excess is pissed out. That website I think says 600-900 micrograms isn't bad. This vid says take once a week.
Is Bob's Red Mill Nutritional Yeast a valid absorbable substitute, or is it a B-12 analogue? B-12 analogues are not well absorbed by the body, aren't colbalamine(?) and can cause deficiency. I have been using nutritional yeast for quite a while, is it viable? I am slightly on edge now...
Thank you for the wonderful videos, keep up the good work! Cheers, mate! :)
My significant other doesn't want me going vegan because he says, "If you go vegan, you're gonna have to get half your nutrients from pills! Do you want to live the rest of your life getting your nutrition from supplemets?"
I eat marmite with gluten free toast and dairy free margerine. I guess we are all looking for a 'youth serum' but I honestly feel my best when I eat lean meat ( occasionally throughout the week, lots of fresh veg and no dairy or gluten or mass quantities of sugar) plus daily exercise. I dont smoke or drink because I like how I feel when I take care of myself etc. This week I am preparing myself to eat liver and onions as it has alot of B12 in it. I personally think we all find different ways of growing and nurturing ourselves since we leave our Mothers lap. Eating and drinking sensibly for me does not mean purely eating one specific thing....I feel it is important to eat a bit of everything that is good for us meat included ( specially lean meat)
My marmite says it has 10% of the recommended amount in 1/4 teaspoon. If the rec amount a day is 2.4 micrograms, then that's .24 a tsp. But if you multiply .24 by 12 because that's how many tsp in a tablespoon, it's 2.88 micrograms. So that is over 5he rec and good, but the doc says absorption can be minimal of B12 consumed based on how well your intrinsic factor and what else you're eating, so maybe 2 Tablespoons a day....
+Caitlyn French buy some vitamin B12 supplements :), the cyanocobalamine form is the best (and most commonly found in tablets). It's not even expensive. Mine cost about 3 dollars per jar, which lasts me half a year.
What about iron?
I'm trying to go vegan but I'm anemic and I experienced some bad situation during my transition from an omnivorous diet to a vegetarian one, such as tachycardia, weakness and vertigo. Should I use iron supplements? Can I have enough iron from nutrition? If it is so, which food contain enough iron?
Thank you so much for your videos, they're interesting and helpful.
+Jenna Danielle Spencer thank you for your advice! I am trying to be as vegan as I can (i still live with my parents so sometimes it is difficult to be completely vegan but i'm working on it) anyway, I also take iron supplements so I'm not having problems
since you left this reply 3 months ago, I don't know if you're still having issues with iron but here's the thing, vegetarians often become anemic because dairy makes it so your body won't absorb the iron. So if you eat a pound of spinach a day, it's like you didn't eat any foods with iron. If you drop the dairy and eat plants that contain iron, you'll be fine :)
Great video, I already take b12 supplement, I'm a fitness girl so I love my supps, now switching them too to vegan options, like my protein shake, my multivitamins, bcaa and I take some vegan amino acid capsules, just for good measure haha
+Emre Ⓥ Thanks for answering. Just wanted to make sure no animals are exploited and used making supplements. A brand list will be nice but I doubt I can find any of those brands here in Iran due to sanctions and stuff.
I've never took any B-12 supplements or fortified products (like fortified plant milk, nutritional yeast, etc.). I've been vegan for about a year and a half now and just recently got blood tested, my B-12 results were perfect and I honestly don't understand why, but I'm still happy because meat-eaters kept arguing about it with me haha, so guess it's a good thing :) Amazing video by the way! (Sorry for my English I'm French)
I take B12 by wheat grass juice, i soak the wheat to the water for one night and after i throw away the alcoholic water(rejuvelac) and after that i cover it with a towel and irrigating for 2 times a day(2 days) and finally i remove the towel and i put it behind the curtain(indirect photosynthessis) and again i irrigate it twice a day and finally after one and half week i harvest it and drink it from the masticating juicer.
False Carnivores can't digest any nutrition full stop from meat because they're actually herbivores, so they can't at all acquire any B12 from any sources at all unless they took a vegan supplement through food sources or like spirulina things like that or a tablet once a week. I hate when a ignorant person asks where do you get you b12 from i ask where do you get yours? They are more deficient in b12 and so many other life giving nutrients for their cells than Vegans ever will be. Haha
Question 1: how much marmite should one eat to get enough b12 in a daily or weekly basis?
Question 2: any ideas for replacing butter with marmite? (I tried coconut oil... and urm, no) Also I boycott palm oil and don't want to use margarine...
I have to, through injections. I have the same thing as Durianrider, where my body lacks intrinsic factor. Only found out a early this year through a Doctor's test, I recommend everyone who is feeling tired and does not seem to find the clear cause of it, get tested.
The thing that sucks in my case is that there are no vegan certified vitamins where I live :/ I still take b12 supplements but Im not sure if theyre actually vegan. Vegan companies like deva or others dont ship to where I live. Also I hope it`s ok to post this on your page but Im trying to help out someone, this is a lovely woman who runs a facebook page on how to raise kids vegan and have a vegan pregnancy she made a bet with her husband that he would try veganism if her youtube channel got to 300 subscribers... Itd be amaing if people helped out! :) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC14EIFppmqJvkuyLpog85ww/about
Everyone uses unnatural things like cars, clothes, phones and no one bats an eye... But those same people tell vegans they're wrong cos its "unnatural". Who the hell cares if something is "natural" or not, if its good and healthy?
I recently started taking it despite my b12 levels being OK. However, as I do not eat any fortified b12 foods and if, than fairly rarely, I figured it is best to start now (5 months being vegan) than too late. thank you for sharing! I was quite confused at the beginning re b12 :)
Again, very good video. Just one remark: Please don't show Alpro stuff. It's been bought by Dean Foods in 2009. They are known for cruelty to animals and they own an enormous milk production branch. They are also partners with Monsanto. In 2012 Dean Foods founded "Whitewave Foods" and Alpro is owned by this newly found company now. Still, Whitewave Foods and Dean Foods keep strong business relationship. We shouldn't fund them with our money.
This is a great video topic! When I was pregnant and still a meat eater, I had anemia and B12 deficiency, so you can eat meat and still lack B12 :)
Funny how being vegan transformed my body in to this healthy, awesome machine! :D
+The Vegan Activist I see, thanks. Any recommendations for a chewable or liquid form of B12 we can get easily in the UK? Either in store or online? Also, are any other supplements for a person who eats lots of fruit and veg but not enough nuts and seeds?