What is your source of Vitamine B12?

Austria
March 15, 2007 5:43pm CST
Vegans know that protein isn't the one to worry about, we get plenty of protein if we eat a variety of food. But where do you get your B12 from. From what I've read it's hard to get from just plants. Where do you get your B12 from?
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• United States
15 Mar 07
I drink an energy drink called XS Energy Drink. It contains 4900% of vitamin B12, it also has 100% of vitamins B3 and B4, and 300% of vitamin B6. I do also take a multi mineral/vitamin that I believe also contains vitamin B12, but I don't recall how much it has.
• Austria
15 Mar 07
does it have Taurin in it, because that is not vegan it's made of ox bile.
• United States
16 Mar 07
Yes, it does contain Taurine, sorry.
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• Austria
16 Mar 07
bummer, but it's alright, I'm not a big fan of Energy drinks, I prefer good old coffee. But for some B12 I might have tried one. Thanks though
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@bjone6 (348)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I drink the same drink that's mentioned above. I tried to quit drinking soda and I can't. I need caffeine sometimes because I have a boring desk job. I switched to diet soda but caffeine really isn't that good for you. The XS drinks offer a lot of B vitamins that mimic the same thing that caffeine does to you. If anyone is interested in this XS drink please let me know, at bjone6@gmail.com because my mother-in-law sells this stuff cheap.
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@polachicago (19073)
• United States
16 Mar 07
Seaweed can be great source of vitamin B 12 for vegans. I am vegetarian and I eat eggs, but I love seaweed and it is part of my diet.
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• Austria
16 Mar 07
yes we love vegan sushi, one of the few things my kids are excited about. Making the rolls is a lot of work, but we eat it often. Thank you
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• United States
3 Oct 07
A lot of soymilks are fortified with B12 also...
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
28 Jan 12
According to science there is no or almost no active analogues of b12 in seaweed. Seaweed contain non-active analogues of b12. It is very important to take b12 from solid sources like supplements because many vegans have low b12 when their blood is tested.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
31 Jan 11
I supplement B12 in the form of a liquid dropper bottle. We buy it in bulk from a naturapath friend who gets it from a company called The Eumundi Medicine Man. They have a stall at the Eumundi markets which are really famous in this part of Australia. B12 is the only thing that I supplement. I know hard core Raw Vegans who used to be against supplements of any kind who now supplement B12 as well. We can go a bit loopy if we get deficient in B12.
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@jazgottt (1181)
• Poland
28 Jan 12
I am not 100% vegan, but still I eat about 99% vegan food. I eat mainly plant food because of my health, but I put attention also to ethics of eating this way. My blood levels of b12 were quite low even though I supplemented b12 about once or twice a week and I eat some animal food from time to time. I supplemented with chewable cyanocobalamin tablet. I now try to supplement b12 every day. I use still the same supplement. I have just ordered Pure Vegan Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin Spray. I read a lot about b 12 supplementation and people recommend methylcobalamin sprays or shots. I had to order Pure Vegan Vitamin B12 Methylcobalamin Spray online from USA because we don't have b12 methylcobalamin sprays available in Poland, where I live. I plan to check my b12 levels again in the nearest future to check if my b12 levels are better. Have a nice day, jazgottt.