Doctor's Note

Here’s some more on Vitamin B12:
New Vitamin B12 Test
Vitamin B12 Necessary for Arterial Health
Safest Source of B12
Daily Source of Vitamin B12

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  • Eric Needs

    Love this.

    • Michael Greger M.D.

      Please feel free to leave any questions for me on this topic below and I’ll answer them as soon as I possibly can. Also, check out the 16 other videos on B12 and feel free to explore any of the other 1,449 subjects I cover in my videos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1575163880 Georg Fridrich

    A very well tasting Vitamin B12 resource is the old British well known Marmite. Easily taken in soups or breakfast porridge but also thinly spread on toast.

    • Michael Greger M.D.

      I don’t know about good tasting :) but yes indeed, a good source of vitamin B12.

  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Also be sure to check out my associated blog post Vegan B12 deficiency: putting it into perspective!

  • wchiwink

    i LOVE Marmite and eat it every morning,  – not sure i’m getting enough B12 though, starting to get worried after watching this vid…i suffer from severe back problems! (never taken supplements, but now i will!)

  • Veggie Mama

    Why don’t they add B12 to soymilk like they add Vitamin D to cow’s milk?

    • http://nutritionfacts.org/ Michael Greger M.D.

      They do in the U.S., but I think in the U.K. for example, vitamin fortification isn’t allowed until the organic (bio) standards. Maybe someone out there knows more?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670735069 Tan Truong

      Canada’s organic “So Nice” brand has B12 and D fortified among other vitamins.

  • VeganDebi

    Is it true that B12 needs to be injected to get the full benefits???

  • Sara

    How do I get B12 for children?

  • vegandon

    Barley grass is loaded with B vitamins and including B12. Live enzymes/foods are way better then dead foods, processed foods, vitamins . . . So why don’t you mention that?

  • Sebastian Tristan

    Every time I watch B-12 deficiency horror stories, I find myself going to the fridge and getting a B-12 pill. =D

  • Megan

    That’s terrifying about the spinal cord. I’m quite worried I have a deficiency because my memory/concentration/brain fog is BAD. And i have a few other symptoms. Thanks for this!