Adhering to a vegan diet can sometimes mean that without proper planning it can be difficult to ensure your body is consistently getting all of the vitamins and nutrients that it needs to perform at its best. And when you combine that with travelling and having to find nutritious food on the go, it can compound the problem.
But luckily with a little forward planning, vegan friendly solutions to all vitamins are possible, and today we are focusing on the much under-discussed vitamin B12. Most people are aware they should be mindful of their vitamin C & D levels but what about B12? B vitamins are just as important as the headline vitamins for proper human functioning and more generally for overall health and well-being
In practical terms that means, a B12 deficiency will cause a range of nasty effects such as headaches, tiredness and severe fatigue to mention just a few. Vitamin B12 deficiency can effect up to 1 in 10 people in particular age groups, and is more common that people think. Getting the daily recommended intake is actually much easier than people realise, so there’s no excuses.
For the full low down of symptoms, causes, diagnosis and vitamin B12 sources check out this newly put together infographic: