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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>paperhanger</strong> <a href="/forum/post/3027539"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Just because your bloodwork is good doesn't mean you shouldn't supplement, it just means that you are still burning up the stores you built in your previous non-vegan life. You should supplement to maintain those stores. If you don't and you use the stores all up (which usually takes around 5 years but can take <span style="text-decoration:underline;">much</span> less), it's nearly impossible to build them back up and you're stuck on a routine of hardcore monitoring for the rest of your life.</div>
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It boggles my mind that new veg*ns are sometimes told not to worry about B12 because they have 'stores built up' and needn't worry about it.<br><br>
First of all, without proper bloodwork nobody knows what their 'stores' are to begin with. They could very well have been deplete long before they even decided to become veg*n.<br><br>
Secondly, why would anyone want to deplete their B12 stores rather than maintaining them? That's just stupid. B12 is nontoxic and as far as I am concerned every veg*n should make sure they supplement it. Don't just assume that fortified foods will be enough. Many of us don't process B12 properly and require high doses.<br><br>
Don't take chances people, and stop being so defensive.
 

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I avoid drinking milk, I have a slight calcium deficiencies. On the other hand, soy milk has a different texture, I like it a lot better.I have not tried others. I rice milk, almond milk taste like too interested, but I've never had them.
 

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