As more and more of us start to move from meat-free Mondays to trying to keep our intake of beef, chicken and pork down to once or twice a week it is important to look at some of the vitamins and minerals that might be reduced in our diets as a result. We all know that it’s vital to be conscious of the planet when planning our weekly meals but it’s also important that we remember that we may need to find alternative sources for some really important nutrients that we might now be missing.
One vitamin that you definitely don’t want to ignore is Vitamin B12 which contributes to normal red blood cell formation, to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, to normal energy yielding metabolism and to the normal function of the immune system. Basically, that’s energy, wellness and your body’s normal ability to burn off your calorie intake. That’s quite a lot of work for one vitamin to do and nobody wants to reduce those pretty essential functions, do they? Certainly not in winter when we’re already pretty exhausted and fighting off every cold going.
But did you know that vitamin B12 is only found naturally in animal sources such as: fish, meat, eggs and dairy products? Plant foods contain no vitamin B12, unless they have been fortified. Those following a meat free or plant-based diet can have trouble reaching the daily recommended intake. So, while your new diet is good for you and the planet, you may need to find a way to top up those B12 levels.
A great way to make sure you’re getting enough B12 is to take the One Nutrition B12 Max supplement. It comes in a spray formula which makes it easy to take. For enhanced absorption spray under the tongue and hold for 30 seconds before swallowing.
B12 Max is vegan, gluten free, soy free and dairy free making it suitable for many dietary needs!