Vegan Nutrition: Getting Enough B12?

A lot of people know that Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is important to health, but they may not know HOW important this vitamin is. Did you know that Vitamin B12 is critical for:

  • energy production (red blood cell production)
  • a healthy nervous system
  • a strong digestive system
  • vibrant hair skin and nails
  • antioxidant protection

So B12 is definitely important to a healthy diet. Unfortunately B12 is also one of the vitamins that is very difficult to get from plants. That’s bad news for vegans. If your diet consists exclusively of food plants, chances are that you are not getting enough B12.

Vegans and B12

If you are a vegan and want to ensure you get enough B12 in your diet, you may think that simply taking a B12 supplement is enough to cover the bases. It’s not. It turns out that your body can only absorb B12 in the biologically active form of cobalamins. So taking any random store-bought B12 pill may not help you much. Vegan nutrition is much more specific.

The good news is that there are natural sources of vegan food plants that have high levels of biologically active B12 easily absorbed by the body. One of these sources is blue-green algae, specifically AFA (aphanizomenon flos aquae) blue-green algae from Klamath Lake. Compared to spirulina and chlorella, this AFA algae has a higher content of biologically active B12.

Whether or not you are a vegan, getting enough B12 is crucial to health. Luckily, AFA blue green algaefrom New Earth offers a well-balanced, plant-based superfood that provides a dense source of easily absorbed B12. Health in a pill–you can’t ask for anything simpler than that!

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