Another B-12 for pill haters ~ Vegan MOFO 2013

So this post isn’t specifically about food, but it is an issue of importance for vegans:  how to get enough Vitamin B-12.  The amount we need isn’t that large, but it’s critical for the functioning of the brain and nervous system, and in the formation of the red blood cells.

B12-toothpasteThere are more widely known and easily accessible sources, but this is just so fascinating to me that I have to share it 🙂

B-12 is naturally found in animals (because they eat it from the plants and soil, bacteria in their intestines synthesize it), so vegans have to find it in other sources. We can get it from nutritional yeast, soy milk and other fortified products, and supplements – pills or sprays usually.

But now I just heard about this great new thing ~ B-12 toothpaste!  Truly ~

Isn’t that amazing? It’s been developed by The German Vegetarian Society and a company called Sante. Here is the company’s website, and an article about the toothpaste that cites a study showing significant increases in B-12 in a controlled study.

Can any of our European friends reading this comment on it?

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