which food would give you the correct type of B12

by Carole Spence
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which food would give you the correct type of B12, wouldn't it be better to try to get this B12 from your natural diet if you can?

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Are you deficienct? Then it's not.
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Carol,

If you are sufficient in vitamin B12 and you are not a vegan, then getting natural vitamin B12 in your food is perfect. You do not have to 'try' to get enough B12 because if you are sufficient now, then you are getting enough B12.

However, if you are deficient then you will be choking down crazy foods all day long because you simply will not get enough vitamin b12 in foods to resolve your deficiency.

For instance, one of the highest B12 containing foods that there is, is liver. A 100 gram serving contains about 87 micrograms of Vitamin B12. If you want to treat a deficiency, you'll need AT LEAST 500 micrograms of vitamin b12 per day, ideally 1000 micrograms per day, and you may need closer to 5000 to 10,000 micrograms per day in order to resolve the resulting fatigue and 'feel good' again, as I outline on my Vitamin B12 Deficiency Treatment page.

And liver is PACKED with B12. Another of the foods that contain high amounts of vitamin B12 don't contain nearly that level of B12. Lamb, for instance, contains 3.7 micrograms per 100 grams and yeast extract (a vegetarian 'high' Vitamin B12 food), contains 0.3 micrograms per teaspoon.

So, if you want to eat a pound and a half of liver, something like 6 pounds of lamb, or 6 cups of yeast extract every day to treat your deficiency, you go right ahead. I'll be recommending a simple sublingual pill once a day to accomplish the same thing with a bit less stress.

Kerri Knox, RN

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