Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 the only vitamin that cannot be sourced from a whole-food plant-based diet. Deficiency symptoms may take five years or more to develop in adults. I prefer to be sure I’m covered by taking a daily supplement.

Vitamin B9

Folate is an essential B vitamin (B9) needed for producing red and white blood cells in bone marrow and transforming carbohydrates into energy. Folate is especially important during periods of rapid growth, such as pregnancy, infancy, and adolescence.