I'm extremely interested in becoming a raw vegan, even though these are my very first steps into the journey which beholds.
The first step (for me) which I'm still in progress with is the fact that I'd love to become a RAW vegan and am very enticed by
all the nutricious values which induce whilst proceeding within this way of life, though there are a few very minor setbacks
which caution my conscience a little bit is the risk of Vitamin Defficiency within Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin). Ie; A good substitute
for Meat (Which i'll easily give up.)
If anyone you will kindly help me out, I'd appreciate it times a hundredfold.
I get my vitamin D from the sun and I take a B12 supplement :) I eat a balanced diet that for the most part is seasonal. Sometimes I'm 100% Raw/Vegan and sometimes I'm High Raw, All Vegan (HRAV). I've never felt better in my life :)
the b12 analogues in raw foods or vegan are of no use sadly. The only way to get b12 on a vegan diet is through supplementation which best being sub-lingual or injections
iodine is another common hard to get nutrient on vegan diets and raw too, which is why people often end up getting low thyroid symptoms such as cold intolerance, hair thinning, slow down of metabolism, brittle hair etc. Seaweeds are the only good source of iodine and come with a variety of other health benefits.
I never read the study but that was from 2000 harley there has been many newer studies which show it isnt all that common in meat eaters but is widespread in vegetarians and especially vegans.
Like ive said 100 times now the olympic athletes are not doing b12 injections because there worried about there b12 level, one reason i know this is because the body can hold stores of b12 for around 6 months, so there either stupid or like wasting money. The reason they do use the injections is like most pop stars and such they use the b12 for the anti-fatigue effect it gives.
I remember you saying they use iron supplements too but i dont believe you in that case, any olympic athlete which is likely to have some form of nutritionist offering an athlete with sufficient iron levels an iron supplement is a moron, sure fire way to suffer from iron overload disorders. And i highly down the whole olympic tour de france teams are suffering anemia.