Kristina Bucaram-Carrillo from FullyRawKristina begins the B12 debate by explaining that the information she provides about B12 comes from her personal experience and research as a fully raw vegan for the last 8 years. According to Kristina Bucaram, B12 is found in soil. The vitamin is often found in meat-based products because, according to Kristina Bucaram, grass and soil-eating animals receive this vitamin from the soil. The vitamin can be found in fruits and vegetables, but nutrient-dense soil is what truly contains B12, along with the naturally-occuring B12 in intestinal flora. Therefore, people have been found to be deficient in B12 from a lack of eating fruits and vegetables that have been grown in nutrient-dense soil.
Does Kristina Bucaram consume B12 supplements?
After 8 years of consuming 100% raw foods, Kristina Bucaram does not have a B12 deficiency, which is proven in blood-test results that she takes every 6 months. Douglas Graham, the author of The 80/10/10 Diet, advised Kristina Bucaram to get tested and only consume the supplement if she had a proven deficiency. Otherwise, Kristina Bucaram would develop a dependency to the supplement.
Do you have a proven B12 deficiency?
A B12 deficiency can take years to develop and symptoms include mental health disorders and chronic fatigue. If you display these symptoms, then Kristina Bucaram names two types of B12: Cobalamin and Methylcobalamin. Methylcobalamin is easily absorbed in the system and sprays or better, injections, function best.
Body builders eat more meat than anybody in the planet, yet they do more B12 injections than anyone on the planet. -Durianrider
Durianrider in an interview with the presenter at BeYourPotential continues the B12 debate explaining his extensive amount of personal research through clinical studies, text books, doctors, and athletes. B12 can happen to anybody despite their diet. Durianrider explains that plenty of his athletic friends, despite their diet, consume B12 vitamins. Durianrider also explains that the U.S. standards of a B12 sufficiency are much lesser than Japan’s standards (In Japan, 550 vs. 180 in the U.S.) which lead to “dangerously low B12 serum levels”. Durianrider talks about how his raw meat eating friends continue to have B12 deficient blood test results. In Australia, cows get injected and cereal gets sprayed with B12. Without knowing, everyone receives a B12 supplement. In Durianrider’s experience, he stops being supplemented by B12 when he became raw vegan. His first ever blood-test results proved that Durianrider had a B12 deficiency while showing no symptoms.
Does Durianrider consume B12 supplements?
Durianrider receives B12 injections, and does not notice a difference, although he evidences that most people see a difference through weight loss and that body builders also use B12 supplements to maintain their bodies. Better weight loss, sleep and mood levels become constant with healthy B12 levels, according to Durianrider. B12 is the only supplement taken by Durianrider.
Do you have a proven B12 deficiency?
Receiving B12 injections, may improve your performance levels, according to Durianrider.
Kristina Bucaram and Durianrider both emphasize that low levels of B12 in the blood is not only an issue for vegans, they recommend receiving an injection for optimum B12 absorption, and both agree that B12 is naturally found in the body.
|Carolina Flórez is a self-healing practitioner focused on movement and body awareness. She lived most of her life in the US and currently lives in Cartagena, Colombia where she works as a yoga teacher. When not teaching yoga she provides massage and astrology healing services. Carolina is a certified Sivananda Yoga teacher and holds a bachelor of arts in dance, movement, and peace studies from Earlham College.
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