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I was drinking some Powerade Option the other day (Powerade Option is, as Bill Maher joked, "water without that water-y taste to it"--basically just really watered down Powerade), and as I was looking at the nutritional information, I noticed that one serving provided 20% of my daily value of Vitamin B12. Looking more closely, I saw that the one-liter bottle actually contained 4 servings--80%!!!<br><br><br><br>
The one thing I saw on many sites about veganism that gave me caution was the B12 claim--that it is very tough to get enough B12 as a vegan without vitamins. But, according to what I've seen, if just one liter of Powerade gives me almost an entire day's supply of it.... So what am I missing? Is Powerade Option not really vegan? Is the B12 claim just another scientific hoax, like global warming and second-hand smoke?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> Does anyone know?<br><br><br><br>
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Fortified foods are a valid source of B12. There's no hoax though. You either need to specifically look for foods that have been fortified with vitamin B12 (as it sounds like this Powerade has been) and consume them on a daily basis (1 serving of Silk soy milk, for example, has 50% RDA), or you need to take a sublingual b12 vitamin.
 
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