B12 para Vegetarianos

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For all the recognised health benefits of vegetarian and vegan diets, there can still be a need to supplement for B12. Chlorella is an outstanding source of this vitamin that is often hard to source through plants alone.

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In fact, chlorella contains over 40 times more vitamin B12 gram for gram that liver, commonly thought of as the best source. It contains more than 250 times that of eggs or fish. A one gram serving of chlorella provides 12.6ug of B12 which growing scientific research indicates, may help stave off degenerative diseases such as dementia, not to mention counter the risk of anemia - particularly for pregnant women. A recent Danish study headed by Dr Mustafa Vakur Bor of the University Hospital of Aarhus found 6 micrograms per day of B12 was the minimum requirement to prevent signs of mild deficiency. The current RDA in the United States is 2.4 micrograms, while in Europe it is just 1 microgram for adults. So its clear, we might need more B12 than previously thought. Immediate symptoms of B12 deficiency include:

 

  • breathlessness
  • tiredness
  • dizziness
  • feeling very cold all the time
  • a rapid, weak pulse
  • palpitations
  • headaches

Whilst rare amongst meat eaters, vegetarians should take particular care to avoid B12 deficiency - and chlorella along with its myriad of other health benefits provides an excellent source.