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What’s the deal with VITAMIN B12?

Thanks to the popularity of veganism, and concerns that vegans may not get enough vitamin B12 in their diet, this vital nutrient is now in the spotlight. Dietitian Juliette Kellow examines its role in our wellbeing…

VITAMIN B12 IS FOUND mainly in meat, poultry, ish, eggs and dairy. So those who follow diets that avoid or limit animal products are at greater risk of having inadequate amounts. Nevertheless, a full-blown B12 deficiency due to poor intake is rare, as stores of vitamin B12 can last in the body for two to four years without being replenished – if you switch to a vegan diet, a deficiency may take time to show.

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