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In this exclusive Plant Based News video, a slew of top doctors give their advice on what supplements we should be taking to stay in top health.
Medical professionals including Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Michael Greger, and Dr. Vivian Chen among others weighed in with their top supplement picks.
“When it comes to supplements, I recommend that everybody takes vitamin B12,” Dr. Neal Barnard told PBN. “That’s just a B12 pill that you get in a bottle.
“Now in some foods, it’s fortified, it’s added to it, but most foods are not. So I encourage people to have it. And by the way, this doesn’t only apply to vegans. A lot of people who are following a meaty diet are still low in B12, and it’s good for everybody.”
Dr. Vivian Chen agreed, adding: “The one supplement that I recommend for all vegans is B12, because there is not really a reliable plant-source of B12. Other than that, it really depends on your lifestyle, where you live, and the rest of your diet.”
A top supplement pick for Dr. Greger is vitamin D3. “Some people need to take D3 supplements. Who are these people? People who get inadequate sun exposure.
“There are certain latitudes – like people living in London for example, where during the Winter months you are simply not going to make enough vitamin D.”
You can watch the full video here