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.
For the full details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis and B12 sources check out the infographic below, put together by psysci.co. To learn even more, check out their in-depth guide here. You can also find more health supplements here.
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.