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Confused about B12

Posted by riverminty (My Page) on
Wed, May 27, 09 at 3:49

I know that Vitamin B12 is a bacteria found only in animals, not plants. What's puzzling me is how many uber-nutritious plants I'm reading on that claim to contain B12- and even vitamin D!

How can this be found in plants like alfalfa, sea vegetables, dandelion greens, etc.?


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RE: Confused about B12

It isn't. Someone has been producing false claims.

Resin


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RE: Confused about B12

When I was in graduate school, 1966 or there about, the story the professor told went something like this. Early researchers working with auxins were trying to identify their uses chemically. Early researchers working with vitamins were trying to identify their uses chemically. Someone found B12 in a root growth concoction and thought it to be the active ingredient and tried marketing B12 as a root growth substance. This was once the myth behind the folklore as told a half century ago.


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RE: Confused about B12

Some seaweeds contain similar molecules that are not active as vitamins.


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Right Joanie, but that doesn't stop a zillion vitamin companies from selling them as B12. And it is the most common form of pseudo B12 sold too. What a racket.

Lainey


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RE: Confused about B12

Everyone, look at this.


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RE: Confused about B12

Best source is snake oil. Ask any snake oil dealer.

Resin


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