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Vitamin B-12 in the Vegan Diet

Posted by Jessica Meyers Altman on

Since becoming a vegan, I hadn't paid as much attention to the need for Vitamin B-12 from an external source as I should have. I'm on it now!!!  Vitamin B-12 can only be manufactured by fungi and bacteria. Soil micro-organisms used to produce this nutrient, and transfer it into our food more when we were a hunter-gatherer society. However, the natural micro-biome has been largely destroyed due to modern over-fertilization and pesticide use. Adding in the our society's obsession of hyper-clean produce in stores and even farmer's markets, we have lost this natural source of Vitamin B-12 in the plant kingdom. Vitamin B-12,...

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