If you're a vegetarian, you should know all about B12. It's one of the vitamins that is challenging to maintain adequate levels for vegetarians. Generally, it's found in animal products or fortified products like soy milk. B12 is responsible for supporting your red blood cells and nervous system.
What's really cool, is that scientist at the University of Kent may have found a way to add B12 to plant products. By growing leafy greens containing increasing amounts of the vitamin, researchers found that the plants did absorb B12.
This is an important discovery for people who don't eat meat or apt to have a B12 deficiency. In the meantime, their are some great supplements on the market.
Why should you consider supplementing with B12? Here is a summary of the 9 benefits of B12 from Healthline:
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that you must obtain through diet or supplements.
It’s responsible for many bodily functions and may benefit your health in various ways, such as by preventing major birth defects, supporting bone health, improving mood and maintaining healthy skin and hair.
Getting enough vitamin B12 through your diet is crucial. However, if you struggle to obtain enough or have a condition that affects absorption, supplements are a simple way to increase your B12 intake.
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