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26 out of 54 People Who Avoided These Foods Got a Brain-Destroying Vitamin B12 Deficiency

26 out of 54 People Who Avoided These Foods Got a Brain-Destroying Vitamin B12 Deficiency

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  • Vitamin B12 is found almost exclusively in animal tissues, which vegans and vegetarians do not typically eat. The few plant foods that are sources of B12 are actually B12 analogs, which blocks the uptake of true B12 and actually increases your need for it.
  • B12 is stored in your liver, kidneys and other body tissues. As a result, a deficiency may not be apparent for about seven years.
  • Initial symptoms of deficiency include: lack of motivation, apathy, mental fogginess, muscle weakness and fatigue. Chronic long-term B12 deficiency can lead to serious conditions such as depression, dementia, and fertility problems.

By Dr. Mercola

The average non-vegetarian stores between 2,000 and 3,000 picograms of B-12 per day.


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