Getting all of the nutrients your body needs on a vegan diet isn’t actually as difficult as it seems, or as you’ve heard. The vast majority of the vitamins and minerals that your body needs are available from a well-balanced, plant-based diet. That being said, no matter what your diet is, keeping it well-balanced all of the time isn’t always easy, so having a backup plan to make sure you’re getting important vitamins, such as vitamin B12, is needed.
Vitamin B12 is the big brother of the B Vitamins; often overlooked, impossible to live without and all important to human functioning. One of 8 crucial B vitamins, B12 is the vitamin that ensures proper functioning of the nervous system, assists in the formation of red blood cells, and ladies this is a big one, aids in metabolism by turning those fatty acids into pure usable energy.
Author bio: Marcus has a degree in psychology, a masters degree in health psychology and has worked within the NHS as well as private organizations. Marcus started psysci, a psychology and science blog, in order to disseminate research into bite-size, meaningful and helpful resources that are interesting, insightful and often help put people on the right track to improving their lives.