The question that always follows the protein question….are you getting enough B12?
B12 is really important for our internal bodily functions like – hormones, energy, blood cell health! So making sure we’re getting this into our body regularly and consistently is important!
Because we all have different needs, there’s no one size fits all amount of B12 you should be having…but the Recommended Dietary Allowance, which is the average daily level of intake sufficient to meet the nutrient requirements of nearly all healthy individuals, is 2.4 mcg per day (resource NIH).
Your body absorbs only as much as it needs so any excess passes through your urine. It’s recommended that the average adult take 50 mcg daily or 2000 mcg weekly.
Supplementing with vitamin B12 is the easiest way to make sure you’re getting what you need.
My favorite B12 sources are:
– Fortified nutritional yeast
– Fortified plant milk
Do you add B12 to your plant based meals?
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