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BEELUV2 Posts: 5
1/13/13 1:38 A

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I take extra B vitamins to ward off anemia and extra Vit D i think the two have to work together for better absorption or something like that. I follow the recommendations of my Naturopath because my primary physician really wasn't much help except testing my blood to see where I was deficient

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1/12/13 4:15 P

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I hear you Ruthey01. When I moved out to B.C.for a year,five years ago, the first thing my nephew said to me was, "I hope you like rain, Aunt Boni."

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I take B-12 suppliments, there are vegan options on the market. I also take D-3 because of where I live. We get between 7 and 9 months of rain so getting D from the sun is only a summer option. Sometimes I hate Western Washington!! emoticon

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1/12/13 10:11 A

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Thanks everyone.

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1/12/13 7:59 A

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I don't know anything about electric shocks and numbness in relation to B vitamin deficiencies. You can easily get a blood test done to see all your B levels, D level, ... If you're supplementing with D, it's important to monitor your levels during the year. In summertime, you probably get more sunlight and your D level could be much higher. I hear it is not a good thing, even dangerous to go over a certain amount. As for B12, I just learned that natto has it (As well as lots of other great stuff) If anyone knows of other plant-based means of getting B12, I'm interested. Sunlight and food sound way better than tablets to me.

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1/12/13 7:20 A

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I take a B-12 supplement. There are vegan options available.

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I take a B-12 Supplement once in a while

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1/12/13 6:57 A

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I have a doctor's appointment on the 15th to ask this very questions - B12 and my concerns about my Vitamin D. I take Vitamin D supplements and was surprised to find out they are from an animal source (never realized that before) so I want my blood tested for D and B12 and to get her opinion on both matters.

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1/12/13 4:36 A

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Thanks to all. Seems safe to have blood testing just in case.

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1/12/13 4:22 A

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Eggs and dairy products have B12, so B12 deficiency is usually more of a problem for vegans. But there's a lot of individual variation--I know meat eaters who have to get monthly B12 shots because they have problems absorbing/processing it.

If you're concerned, the best thing to do is have blood work done.

(FWIW, I take a supplement--but not regularly. Just in case.)

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1/12/13 2:20 A

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Some brands of nutritional yeast and fortified soy milk have B12

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1/11/13 11:47 P

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Yes, I take a B12.

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1/11/13 11:37 P

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I have been vegetarian for over 25 years but have never taken Vitamin B complex supplements. A friend though recently said she had been getting electric shocks in her body and tingling feelings in her hands and was told by her nutritionist it is because of low Vitamin B 12 and all vegetarians should supplement (and even more so vegans). Does anyone know more about this - or take supplements?

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