The key when it comes to Vitamin B12 foods is that all are animal products.
Bottom line, you can’t get B12 from eating plant foods… including, as some claim, nutritional yeast or seaweed. The B12 in these foods is not a bioavailable form.
This means that vegans or those who eat little or no meat, seafood or cheese will have to get their B12 quota via supplements or fortified foods or … and don’t even think about it…. risk deficiency.
Simply put, B12 is a major player in such important physiological functions as red blood cell production, healthy brain and nerve function and DNA production and repair.
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...but without further ado, here is your list of top B12 sources in order that you can get the B12 you need.
Vitamin B12 Foods*
Micrograms (Mcg) per 3.5 oz/100g
*List from Clinical Nutrition, a Functional approach, second edition, Deana Liska among others, published by The Institute for Functional Medicine, 2004
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