By Dr. Bob McCauley
I have been a vegetarian for 37 years, and a vegan for 18 years. I recently had my blood work done, including my B vitamins. My B12 was quite high and my B6 was through the roof. How could that possibly be? How I Got Perfect Blood Work – Dr. Bob McCauley’s Blog. I made a video that explains exactly what the levels were and how I did it at age 60. I eat 200 – 300 different foods every year, but where I get my B vitamins, including B-12, is from Spirulina and Chlorella. You will hear that the B-12 in spirulina is not in the correct form, the analog form, so it cannot be used by the body. This is nonsense in my opinion. I get tons B vitamins from both chlorella and spirulina because I use them for my main protein source. I am full of energy and have been tested for them. Look at my blog and video, you will see them how high their levels are.
The ultimate source of all vitamin B-12 is derived at the microbial production level. Although plants and animals cannot synthesize or store vitamin B-12, it is effectively passed through the food chain, accumulated and recycled by animals.
If low levels of B12 remain for a long time, the condition also can lead to irreversible damage to nerve cells, which can cause the following symptoms:
- Numbness and tingling in the hands and feet.
- Difficulty walking or moving.
- Muscle weakness.
- Memory loss.
Test for Vitamin B-12: Stand at attention, close your eyes, put your right foot out and you should be able to hold you balance. If you can’t balance yourself then you may have a Vitamin B-12 deficiency.