What’s the Deal with Vitamin B12?

11.12.2018

By Liesl Goecker

Nov 27, 2018

I was recently told by my doctor that I need to make sure I get enough Vitamin B12. I didn't have a deficiency, she said - yet; I was borderline. Which scared me in the way anything one syllable away from 'flat line' does. But the more I asked around and read up, the more I realized vitamin B12 deficiency is everywhere these days. It crosses class and geography. Why?

It boils down to two things: our diets often don't contain enough B12 - and when they do, we're often not absorbing it properly. Here's a primer on vitamin B12.

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