B12, also known as cobalamin, is one of 12 B vitamins. B12 is an important B vitamin that helps to support your body’s blood and nerve cells and promote healthy hair, skin, and nails. B12 is produced by bacteria when they exist in environments that contain the mineral cobalt. Certain animal products contain high levels of B12 because they consume these bacteria through the foods that they eat. B12 is predominantly found in animal products such as fish, meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products.
There are very few plant based foods that contain bioactive vitamin B12 however trace amounts are found in nori seaweed, tempeh, and certain mushrooms. There are two forms of B12; methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin. We’ve chosen to use methylcobalamin (over cyanocobalamin) because it is the naturally occurring form of B12 in the body. When you consume cyanocobalamin, the body must convert it into methylcobalamin. This means that methylcobalamin is more readily available to the body for uptake. Studies also reveal that methylcobalamin shows higher tissue retention.
Adults are recommended to take 2.4 micrograms of B12 each day however higher doses are considered safe. Your body will absorb only as much B12 as it needs and excrete any excess through your urine. Fortunately, a single Terraseed capsule contains 59.2 mcg of Vitamin B12, more than enough to meet the recommended daily amount - allowing you to feel your best.
Because very few plant-based foods contain adequate B12 levels, vegans need to supplement their diet with B12 to ensure optimal cellular health. Drastically reduced cobalt levels in soil from depletion combined with the over-washing of vegetables makes B12 very difficult to get from plant-foods directly. B12 deficiency can have serious adverse health effects such as memory loss, anemia, fatigue, and brain damage. For these reasons, it is highly recommended that vegans supplement vitamin B12 daily.
Supplementation of B12 is a great way to meet your daily recommended B12 intake. Consumption of B12 through supplementation can help to support your body’s blood and nerve cells, maintain healthy energy levels, and promote healthy hair, skin, and nails. While there are many foods rich in B12, the reality is many people still experience deficiency. This is especially true for those following a plant-based diet because reduced cobalt levels in soil and the over-washing of vegetables makes B12 very difficult to get from plant-foods directly.
We believe the best supplements are sustainable ones! That’s why we’re excited to share our Multivitamin for Vegans with the world. Our goal is to provide nourishment in ways that enhance the lives of all of earth’s inhabitants. We do this by sourcing ingredients inspired by nature; our Multivitamin for Vegans contains B12 from methylcobalamin, a source found in nature that is much more readily absorbed by cells in the body. Bioavailable and beneficial for the body - that’s why we think it’s the best!
We’ve formulated our Multivitamin for Vegans to help our fellow vegans avoid B12 deficiency. It’s not uncommon for those following a plant-based diet to experience some degree of B12 deficiency which is why we’ve included 59.2 mcg of Vitamin B12, more than enough to meet the recommended daily amount.
However, if you’re experiencing deficiency even after regular supplementation and a balanced diet - we suggest that you meet with a nutritionist or physician about a supplement plan that’s right for you. Underlying medical causes may contribute to continued deficiencies so it’s important to consult with a medical professional so that you can thrive!
Regular Vitamin B12 consumption benefits your body in various ways; you may find yourself experiencing a boost in energy, improved memory, or even glowing skin! Vitamin B12 is incredibly important and beneficial for your body so supplementation can help to ensure you are meeting the daily recommended amount.
However, not all B12 supplements are made equal; there are two forms of B12, methylcobalamin and cyanocobalamin. We prefer methylcobalamin (over cyanocobalamin) because it is the naturally occurring form of B12. Additionally, when you consume cyanocobalamin, your body has to exert extra energy to convert it into methylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin is the most readily available for your body to utilize, making it the easier and more effective option for your body.
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