howdey im a skint newbie and wondered where the best place to source b12,at the moment im having to watcth the pennies so a cheap soure of b12 would help no end, i live near cambridge and am two weeks with no dairy.
First of all, don't panic. We tend to be good at recycling our B12 stores, so it may take years after eliminating animal products for our stores to diminish. Unless you have a specific problem absorbing B12, just buy whatever B12 vitamin is cheapest at the store. Some may have more than others, but we need very minute amounts every day, so just about any supplement will do (unless a blood test shows your B12 is low).<br><br><br><br>
In the meantime, don't worry about B12 right away. Especially if you're eating fortified foods (soy milks, fake meats, etc) since they have small amounts of B12 in them (for example, a glass of soymilk may have half of the required amount of B12 for the day, so theoretically you would only need to drink 2 glasses of soy milk a day to maintain your stores).
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Raspberry06</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><span>ummmm.......</span><span style="color:#000000;">multivitamin?</span></div>
In my experience, multivitamins are more expensive than B12's? (Obviously because there is more in it...?)
marmite? tastes gorgeous, and a single 4g serving contains 60% of your RDA of b12. coupla teaspoons on toast and you're sorted <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
If you just want the B12 the cheapest way to get it is probably by taking a 2000 mcg tablet once a week. I got a bottle of 90 sublingual B12 tablets for $US9. That's 10 cents/week. This method of taking it (2000 mcg/week) is one of the recommended ways of getting B12.
You could order this online:<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.vegansociety.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=33&products_id=239" target="_blank">http://www.vegansociety.com/catalog/...roducts_id=239</a>
<div class="quote-block">marmite is brewers yeast, a by-product of beer making, but it is vegan. i've heard some countries use different recipes, but the uk and australian stuff is ok.</div>
But not any brewers yeast would do. Marmite has vitamin B12 in it because it's added in. Other brewers yeast products may not have it. Brewers yeast doesn't naturally have vitamin B12.
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