For more on Vitamin B12 foods, you can check out my article: https://draxe.com/top-10-vitamin-b12-foods/
In this video, I’m going to talk about how to overcome Vitamin B12 deficiency and the health benefits of Vitamin B12. Surprisingly, about 40% of the population is deficient. Some of the big warning signs that you are Vitamin B12 deficient are if you struggle with low energy, fatigue, lack of focus, poor memory, poor cellular function, autoimmune disease, anemia, or thyroid condition.
The biggest reason most people have Vitamin B12 deficiency is because they don’t have a healthy digestive system to digest this vitamin properly, also known as leaky gut. If you can’t absorb nutrients and vitamins properly, then you won’t be able to absorb the vitamins you need for optimal health. People who struggle with leaky gut or digestive issues, vegans or vegetarians, and people who don’t have enough probiotics in their diet all tend to have a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Some of the benefits of Vitamin B12 include red blood cell formation, which is vital to heart health, cellular function, and supporting the brain and nerve system.
If you want to overcome Vitamin B12 deficiency, then you must follow these specific steps:
1. Consume more Vitamin B12-rich foods (liver, wild-caught fish, grass-fed lamb and beef, and raw dairy products)
2. Take a Probiotic (increases absorption)
3. Heal your gut (getting inflammatory foods out of your diet)
4. Supplementation (Vitamin B12, B complex, desiccated liver supplement)
If you can follow these steps, you will notice improvements immediately and overcome your Vitamin B12 deficiency.
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The reason I am plant based and not vegan is b12. I respect vegans (you folks can be scary lol) but I personally feel all my necessary nutrition should come from food. I eat clams or free range eggs for b12.
Not true vitamin b12 exists in wheat grass
In sprouted grass
Where do you think animals get it from?
And also lots of vegan people do not lack b12 in their bodies
Yet flesh eaters are b12 deficency.
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Doctor I have been a vegetarian for about 20 years now I started having lots of problems lately like burn sensation in my feet yellowish hand middle skin rash dark lips I take supplements pills chlorella still no results can u prescribed a good supplements for me
You have forgotten people who have Pernicious Anemia, and are completely unable to absorb vitamin B12. While I support your efforts to help with this issue, it is a good idea to determine WHY you are b12 deficient before starting to treat it. If you have PA, you cannot help this condition with food or probiotics, you will simply raise serum b12 levels but not actually raise your active b12 levels and mask a more serious problem. In order to test whether you have a condition like PA, you have to be supplement free for at least four months in order to be accurately tested. Vitamin b12 deficiency is very serious, not well understood by doctors (clearly), and in the case of Pernicious Anemia, if not properly treated can lead to serious health issues and death. Please Dr. Axe, learn more about this condition.
The only organisms to produce vitamin B12 are certain bacteria, and archaea. Some of these bacteria are found in the soil around the grasses that ruminants eat; they are taken into the animal, proliferate, form part of their gut flora, and continue to produce vitamin B12.
so you say it only comes from meat? B12 in meat farming is supplied to the animals, not occurring in the meat.
It´s not about eating meat or not.. It´s about eating food with it! Dont mislead people into thinking they need meat for this vitamin.
My level was recently 192, and I was having so many of the typical symptoms.It was very scary. I didn't eat red meat or eggs for years. After a series of 6 injections of cyanocobalamin and oral supplements at home of methylcobalamin, and probiotic gummies. I felt better. I've been eating b12 foods, greek yogurt, fermented carrots, and homemade sauerkraut. It's been a month now since the last injection and I have crashed. Do you think I may have a malabsorption issue?
Sorry but any doctor who recommends that the number one source for B12 is animal products is just dumb. I’d rather take a supplement, than gain all the risks and poor health that comes with animal products. I mean seriously, the amount of misinformation here is ridiculous. I’m just confused to why he says eating meat and dairy is the best, when many people who do eat it are also deficient in B12 as well.
and what about the ppl you lack the enzyme to even absorb the b12?! not all ppl can just eat different foods and take a sub lingual spray or something similar and all is good.
Some of the advice was good - but left out a great big part of the puzzle!
Some Fermented vegetables have B-12 and they are extremely high in probiotcs so they heal your gut, restore absorption and supply the B-12 ;) WIN/WIN!
Although Vegans/Vegetarians actually are less deficient in b-12 because they eat more vegetables and sometimes a bit of dirt you didn't wash off well has all the b-12 you need.
Iv,e had immflamitary bowel disease for years and duodenitis due to helicobacter pylori in stomach so I don,t absorb my food easily however since I had my appendix out 4 years ago my problems have worsened plus iv,e developed mental issues like anxiety and depression. I,ve had blood tests and they came back ok but I,m sure I have a B12 deficiency. Iv,e also developed tinnitus and this is driving me to the edge of insanity. Iv,e just bought some B12 injections and intend to take them has the B12 tablets don,t work. Iv,e heard B12 deficiency doesn't always show up in a standard blood test so I hope this sorts things out because I have all the symptoms.
I was found to have vitamin B12 deficiency, all the things you said at the beginning, I have. I was getting treated like I was making things up till one doctor did a whole blood run! I had an endoscopy was found to have inflammatory bowl and six stomach ulcers. My Mum, my Gran and my Grans sister were anaemia all their lives, so it’s possible they had the same. My grans sister died in the 1920’s of pernicious anaemia, she was 24. My gran lived to 90 and Mum to 83. I’ll be 60 this year and so glad it’s been found, it’s caused so many things gone wrong with my body and like I said got treated like I was making it up, till I was totally black all over from falling down, not even black and blue but risen black patches. I’m now getting treatment, my diet is good, I was a special diets cook so knew what to eat. Anyway this video is good letting folks know exactly what happens, thank you.
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I need to ask this question because a lot of people are saying apple cider vinegar is good for many health problems so my question is, what if you take apple cider vinegar for vitamin B12 deficiency. ? I heard apple cider vinegar helps to absorb vitamin B12 because it takes a strong acidic stomach to be able to absorb vitamin B12 in the body.Is this true ?
Well, vitamin B-12 is found in Tepeh, Seewead, Spirulina and Tea so YOU ARE WRONG MISTER :D So You can be even vegan who don't suplement B-12 and still dont get deficiency. Please don't share such false informations cause meat buisness is one of the worst in this world and no one really need it :) Peace
he's wrong. the use of supplements b12 is what vegans use so they are not b12 deficient. u get more from absorbtion from taking a supplement when you eat meat because they feed the meat you eat b12 and the meat absorbs most of the b12 and give you much less through the second digestion of you eating meat.
I was very curious up until realizing that your suggestions when it come to food intake include animal related products ... is it really worth risking on other health issues that come with eating animal derived products for the sake of vitamin B12 which you can get it with natural supplements, other good and gut health too? ..with all respect, not really worth it if I am honest !!
I have a question I hope you'll answer this and put this to rest!
Can you have extremely high B12 levels and still be deficient in B12 not absorbing?
I truly hope you see this because I would love to know!
You cannot cure Pernicious Anemia, AKA Biermer's Disease. You can only treat it with B12 shots. Our bodies do not produce enough b12 because our immune system has attacked and killed our intrinsic factor. Pernicious anemia kills! If you want to take some supplements because it helps you, go for it, but for people with my condition it does nothing for. We literally poop it back out, iron too, because there is nothing to absorb it without regular injections. Be careful people.
***I didn't hear any steps for helping a Vegan acquire Vitamin B12 at all in this video. I read somewhere that Vitamin B12 can be acquired from certain wild mushrooms so I am curious if this is true, and if so why you would have never brought this up to your audience? Please advise how a Vegan can acquire B12 without some probiotic supplement which would probably be animal based. By the way, I am no vegan, but my vegan friends would like you to answer this for them if you would not mind. Thanks!***
Hi you talk about B12 Defficency,
What a about a B12 intolerance.
Sinc following eric bakkers mevy diet for candida. I cat tolerate vitamin B12 or Folate.
It gives me severe pulsate tinitus in my sleep. I can get bk sleep. I keep getting massive heary aches too? Any ideas please
My husband has been told he has undefined peripheral neuropathy primarily affecting his right leg. He takes a supplement specific for neuropathy with B12 (methylcobaliman.) Unfortunately has worsening; just these part three months the numbing is now on both legs. It's six years now with no relief I don't know what to do, I didn't six years ago nor do I now. It all started when he got a charlie horse on the right leg lasting up to 5 days and the same thing happened recently when his left leg became numb. We are both SO freaked out don't know what to do now anymore than we did six years ago. Any ideas or comments?
Thanks for the video but why are you promoting dairy? Cheese is bad for anyone's health. I can get Vitamin B-12 from fish. I don't need to eat animals to get Vitamin B-12. I can also get Vitamin B-12 from eggs, sardines and salmon.
This guy's an awful advice giver.
He's encouraging people to eat diseased animals.
Meat is the # 1 cause of cancer. Cheese too is awful for health. There's so much toxins in cheese, that it's not fit for a human to consume it. Catfish is a bottom feeder, and your eating crap.
Nutritional yeast has B12 and so do other plants, like soy.
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