Veganism: Vitamin B12 is well supplemented, iodine is a matter of concern

There was no significant difference in vitamin B12, which was present in approximately the same amount in both groups’ blood. Since vitamin B12 is taken up almost exclusively by animal food, the supply of participants following a vegan diet could be due to dietary supplements. “This study makes it possible to compare a vegan diet with a mixed diet about various vitamins and trace elements,” says BfR President Professor Dr. Andreas Hensel. “Both diets investigated revealed a lack of iodine. However, the shortage is clearly more…