The German Nutrition Society has updated its vitamin B12 reference values to recommend vegan diet followers take a higher dose daily supplement than previously advised, to compensate for the regimen’s nutritional deficiencies.
Many vegans do not fully appreciate that, without supplementation, their diets will be lacking vitamin B12. This applies to vegetarians as well. While vegetarians who consume dairy products and eggs will be obtaining at least some vitamin B12, many still obtain insufficient amounts of this essential nutrient.
Other nutrients that may be lacking in vegan and vegetarian diets include iron, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids.
To review Dr. Rath’s science-based advice on the daily supplementation of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and other important cellular nutrients, visit the special Cellular Health Recommendations feature page on our website.