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Vitamin B12 – Do we really need it?

What is B12? B12 is a water-soluble vitamin which is vital for normal physiological functioning of the human body. Why do we need B12? B12 is essential for the metabolism of virtually all cells in the body. It is an essential cofactor in DNA synthesis, particularly the development of the nervous system and production of red blood cells. B12 deficiencies often manifest with neurological problems such as fatigue or memory problems, or it can also present as anaemia (low haemoglobin in our blood). Who needs it? 26% of Australians have subclinical levels of Vitamin B12 and only 2% of the population follow a plant-based diet. It is therefore an issue regardless of the diet you consume so it is important...

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Episode #7 Dr Andrew Little on Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Iodine and Omega-3-6-9 Fatty Acids

Watch the full episode below with @plantbased_aussie_doctor and @vegan_like_benny   There is said to be four essential nutrients that cannot be obtained readily from the average Australian diet. This is due to a number of factors being the high amount of low nutrient food we consume, the diminishing health of our soil and current lifestyle practises.We have been led to believe that supplements are the easiest was to obtain missing nutrients.  Dr Andrew once questioned the need for supplements on a plant-based diet. When you think about it, vitamins and supplements are most of the time synthetic versions of wholefoods in isolation. People who don’t get enough nutrients which come from plants and whole foods are generally recommended to seek supplements. However, if...

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The plant-based lifestyle and supplements

The plant-based lifestyle and supplements When transitioning to a plant-based diet or maintaining a whole food plant-based lifestyle, one of the first questions you may have is ‘what supplements do I need to add?’. Quite simply, every nutrient your body needs to survive and thrive on can be found in plants. To live your best life, all the evidence and research is now pointing towards eating a wholefood plant-based diet. In short, there is only one nutrient that we recommend supplementing with due to the nature of its origin and that’s Vitamin B12. Whether you are a vegan, a whole food plant-based veteran, a health conscious individual or a meat eater, Australians, in general, have shown low levels of Vitamin...

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5kg Fruit Box

Ideal to accompany you on your individual health journey, or can be shared in the workplace or amongst the family.
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