What You Should Know About B12 If You Are Vegan

Unfortunately, vitamin B12 only occurs naturally only in animal foods – so if you become a vegan and don’t take B12 supplements you may experience health issues sooner or later. The vitamin B12 is very important to us because it keeps our nerves system healthy as well as our cells and the production of DNA. When your body is deficient in B12 you can easily experience the following symptoms:

  • tiredness
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss
  • constipation
  • nerve problems
  • depression

A shortage of B12 can cause anaemia and neurological damage. B12 is also essential to the growth and development of a baby.

Lots of vegetarians eat eggs and/or dairy products which are a good source of B12. However, as a vegan, you have to make sure you get your daily recommended intake which is at least 2.4 μg  (micrograms). If you are a pregnant woman, you should get at least 2.6 μg per day and if you are breastfeeding it’s at least 2.8 μg per day.

The Institute of medicine also highlights that a person’s ability to absorb B12 decreases with age, therefore anyone over the age of 51 could benefit from a B12 supplement.

You can obtain a half of the recommended intake of B12 by drinking two servings of our Mealshake++. Available in 1) chocolate 2) vanilla and 3) choc-mint flavours.

You can then combine it with our other four supplements that contain the only natural source of B12 for vegans: chlorella and spirulina. Why not include two types of powders into your daily meals to provide your body with the required daily amount of B12 – plus many other phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins!

Your Daily Supply Of B12: Meal Shake ++

70.5 g of plant protein per 100 g; Non-GM Soya Isolate Protein
Fortified with essential vitamins (A,B,C,E) and minerals; plus dietary fibre. Supports healthy digestion, natural colon detox, immunity, weight loss and more.

Allergy info and important notes:
- contains soya
- free from gluten
- great for those with a sensitive stomach

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Plant-Based Source Of B12: Chlorella And Spirulina

There are only two sources of true plant-based B12 you can find: chlorella and spirulina.

Chlorella is much richer in B12 than spirulina but together they create an ideal combination of nutrient-rich supplement for vegans.

We can offer at least four products that contain both chlorella and spirulina - a complementary supplement for your B12 daily needs in combination with Meal Shake++.