Hi friends! I’m flying to Florida this morning with the husband to spend a few holi-daze with his mother. I hear 70 and 80 degree days await me. BRING IT!
I wanted to share the great news I received last night. Backing up, I shared over the past few months that I was having B-12 issues and I shared a few more follow-up thoughts. Bottom line, since going vegan my B-12 levels decreased (even though I was taking a 3,000 mcg lozenge once a week), to the point my doctor was concerned (my numbers fell below 400; suggested levels are 200 – 1100). After a series of B-12 shots over four weeks my levels went up to 600. We shifted from B-12 shots to a daily 1,000 mcg B-12 lozenge for six weeks.
My advice to vegans?
- Get regular blood work to check your B-12 levels.
- Don’t buy into the bullshit that by taking supplements it means you aren’t doing the plant-based eating right. We’re all different. I would rather supplement than eat an animal.
More tomorrow from Florida!