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S.P. Quiz Question Mistake

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

So, as a devote vegan for a lot of years I have just found a question on the quiz for today wrong. "Vegans need to take supplemental vitamin B-12." It stated that this was correct however studies have shown that vegans do not need to take B-12! I think S.P. should read all the recent studies to find out the truth of veganism before publishing false statements. Some of my favorites are seaweed and even yeast! Just wanted to state my point that not everything here is factual and to make sure you do your research before changing your diet. Bless the people at S.P. but everyone makes mistakes. emoticon

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SEAJESS 7/20/2015 2:54PM

    emoticon for your post. To be charitable to SparkPeople, there a significant possibility of underconsumption of Vitamin B-12 in the vegan diet. (Of course, there is also a significant possibility of all kinds of underconsumption of vitamins and nutrients in the diet of obese people.)

emoticon I think SparkPeople does those of us who are less knowledgeable than you are who are interested in starting or practicing a vegan diet the red flag of making sure we get enough B-12.

emoticon Also, there is some gray area in the term "supplement." Many might think of nutritional yeast as a "supplement."

emoticon for its giant hive brain that includes input from knowledgeable folks like you and lively discussion to flush out the facts.


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PATTISWIMMER 9/3/2013 5:39PM

    Yes I have found several things they are wrong about....but they are right about a lot of things... when I do the quiz I have to think of the right answer and then I have to think of what sp thinks is right. emoticon

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LMSTALEY27 10/16/2012 10:21PM

  Thanks for the post. I am also vegan and I track my nutrient intake and it appears that I get enough Vitamin B12 from the foods I eat. Plus I drink Steaz Green Tea Sodas which have B12 in them.

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EMGERBER 1/19/2012 7:28AM

    Thanks for this post. It is very interesting I am going to do more reading on this topic.

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LAURAKOHORST 11/4/2009 6:30PM

    I got that one wrong a couple of weeks ago and was shocked. lol Goes to show that we are all human with failings. NO ONE is perfect. Hope you have a great day. emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 11/4/2009 3:57PM

    I wondered about that when I got the wrong answer on that question as well. Thanks for the information.

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