deficiency vitamin B12Dear Sir,
I am pure vegetarian and found certain problem few years back ,doctors gave b12 injection ,no problem till today, can there be any homeopathic medicene to increase my vitamin b12 in take for betterment of certain nerves and memories as i have heard.
ASHOKSJ on 2006-02-03
♡ drsajid last decade
B12 is largely supplied by animal products that's why a lot of vegetarians are deficient.
Sometimes it can take years for a deficiency to show up.
You need to get enough calcium to absorb the B12. You need enough Vitamin D to absorb Calcium. (Vitamin D is sunshine for a vegetarian, unless you are willing to eat fish or take a fish oil supplement).
You might want to take calcium with magnesium either through diet or supplements. They work together.
Great sources for B12 are: brewer's yeast, and super green foods like spirulina, chlorella, green and blue-green algae.
Great calcium foods for a vegetarian: green vegetables and tofu.
Great sources for both are:
sea vegetables, barley grass, and blackstrap molasses.
Magnesium: dark green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, legumes.
WNCGirl last decade
Is vitamin B12 a neuro-harmone ? Surprisely, it is found in high concentration in the Pineal gland.
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homeopathy last decade
widespread then why is neurobion forte banned??..
15mcg or 500mcg with or without
other B vitamins is hardly an issue if one is troubled with
the severity of symptoms.
sam3sp 6 years ago
If you have b-12 deficiency you need 500mg a day for 2 months. At first N forte was said to have properties of
being able to grow nerves- and this is not possible.
Then they have done other formulas with other useless
additions in them to get around the ban.
You can go buy these B vitamins yourself and get a
doctor prescription for actual deficiency where you
take just the one vitamin.
When it was first banned- the Indian govt called it an
'irrational product' You can find this product online,
but why get it-it is made by Merck ( big pharma)
and it is a marketing program to sell something
really not needed.
♡ simone717 6 years ago
and I do not believe that nature has created no source of B12 in plants..
bhuptgu 5 years ago
There is a difference between being vegetarian
and being a vegan.
Everyone needs 2.4 mg of B-12 a day to keep your
nerves healthy. Vegetarians can get this from
drinking 2 cups of milk a day or 2 cups of yogurt
and you get a lesser amount from eggs.
Each large whole egg contains 0.44 micrograms of vitamin B-12. This represents approximately 18 percent of the 2.4 micrograms of B-12 you need daily, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements. Most of this vitamin B-12 -- 0.33 micrograms -- is located in the yolk, but egg whites also contain some cobalamin.
B-12 in Dairy
Cottage cheese and non-fat yogurt are the richest dairy sources of vitamin B-12 -- a cup of each contains 1.4 micrograms of cobalamin, or 58 percent of the recommended dietary allowance. Non-fat milk provides 1.2 micrograms of vitamin B-12 per cup, and an equivalent serving of part-skim ricotta cheese offers 0.7 micrograms. Less healthy dairy options also contain B-12 -- a cup of whole milk provides 1.1 micrograms, and chocolate milk contains 0.8 micrograms per cup.
Vitamin B-12 is a water-soluble vitamin you need on a daily basis. Its prevalent in animal foods such as meat, poultry, shellfish, eggs, dairy products and nutritional yeasts. Adults need 2.4 micrograms of vitamin B-12 a day. If you are a vegetarian, it can be difficult to meet this recommendation because vegetables don't naturally contain vitamin B-12 except for seaweed. Vegetables fortified with this nutrient can contain the inactive vitamin B-12, which hinders absorption. You probably won't be able to eat enough vegetables to meet the vitamin B-12 requirement, so look to other nutritional sources to meet your needs.Vitamin B12 is needed for cell division and blood formation. Neither plants nor animals make vitamin B12. Bacteria are responsible for producing vitamin B12. Animals get their vitamin B12 from eating foods contaminated with vitamin B12 and then the animal becomes a source of vitamin B12. Plant foods do not contain vitamin B12 except when they are contaminated by microorganisms or have vitamin B12 added to them. Thus, vegans need to look to fortified foods or supplements to get vitamin B12 in their diet. Although recommendations for vitamin B12 are very small, a vitamin B12 deficiency is a very serious problem leading ultimately to irreversible nerve damage. Prudent vegans will include sources of vitamin B12 in their diets. Vitamin B12 is especially important in pregnancy and lactation and for infants and children.
A number of reliable vegan food sources for vitamin B12 are known. One brand of nutritional yeast, Red Star T-6635+, has been tested and shown to contain active vitamin B12. This brand of yeast is often labeled as Vegetarian Support Formula with or without T-6635+ in parentheses following this name. It is a reliable source of vitamin B12. Nutritional yeast, Saccharomyces cerevisiae, is a food yeast, grown on a molasses solution, which comes as yellow flakes or powder. It has a cheesy taste. Nutritional yeast is different from brewers yeast or torula yeast. Those sensitive to other yeasts can often use it
♡ simone717 5 years ago
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