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:
- loss of appetite
- weight loss
- nerve problems
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
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++.
Products That Contain Chlorella And Spirulina
100% organic fruit, vegetable and herbal blend in easy-to-take capsules. 100 capsules
It’s based on the original herbal formulation Jurassic Green by master herbalist Dr Christopher
- 100 % organic nourishment for optimal health
- All-round multivitamin and multimineral blend for a busy lifestyle
- Immune System Boost
- Great Supplement For Vegans
Super Nourish + is 100 % organic multi-nutrient, superfood supplement that provides 1) all the necessary vitamins and minerals for keeping your immune system strong (vitamin C, E, B6, A, D, Folate, Folic Acid, iron, selenium and zinc);
2) it also provides 9 other vitamins, 6 minerals and over 50 micro-nutrients.
Each easy-to-take capsule contains pre-sprouted activated barley, spirulina, barley grass, wheatgrass, alfalfa, chlorella, baobab, tomato, beet, parsley, spinach and turmeric.
The above-listed herbs support the following aspects of physical health:
- Alkalising Body
- Supply of Antioxidants
- Hormonal Balance
- Healthy Metabolism
- Digestive Health
- Cell Growth and Repair
Special Offer: Buy 2×300 g for £42.00 + Free Shipping
100% organic, high-fibre fruit, vegetable and herbal blend. 300g powder
Key Benefits For Your Health
- Promotes weight loss
- Helps with gentle colon cleansing
- Boosts immune system
- Great For Vegans
Alkalising, Detoxing And Nourishing Superfood Blend
High fibre combination of 35 organic green foods, fruits, berries, herbs, seeds and bio-active enzymes. One of the most nutrient-dense superfood powder blends on the market. It contains over 20 natural enzymes, 70 beneficial nutrients, a broad range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It helps your body to 1) alkalise 2) detox, and 3) absorb vital nutrients. This product is 100 % organic, certified by Soil Association and by EU organic standards.
The Soil Association has chosen to set standards that are higher than the EU minimum in several areas such as genetic modification (GM), animal welfare and nature conservation.
LAND & SEA Ultimate
Organic seaweed, vegetable and herbal combination food supplement 100 capsules
Key Benefits For Your Health
- Supports thyroid function
- Body alkalizing and detoxification
- Supports hormonal balance
- Ideal for vegans and vegetarians
This organic food supplement offers a unique blend of iodine-rich, food-approved seaweeds (Ascophyllum nodosum and Fucus vesiculosus), with a range of vegetables and herbs: artichoke, chlorella, green tea leaf, spirulina, rhubarb and cayenne.
Iodine is important for optimal cognitive function, healthy energy-yielding metabolism, healthy functioning of the nervous system, the maintenance of normal skin, the optimal production of thyroid hormones and thyroid function, as well as for the normal growth of children.
The iodine also has the added benefit of being sourced from seaweed that contains all the other minerals and micronutrients needed for its proper transport and metabolism (including selenium, tyrosine, zinc, copper, vitamins A, B2, B3, B6 and C).
As we usually get iodine from dairy and meat, this supplement is ideal for vegan, vegetarian and allergy and intolerance diets.