Vitamin B12 has a pretty important role in the body. According to the National Institutes of Health, this nutrient is critical to keep your blood and nerve cells happy (and preventing anemia), and is even responsible for making DNA.
There are a few ways to add B12 to your body – it can be from beef or turkey, as examples. Some people opt for B12 injections, which may carry some unintended effects in rare cases. However, those options aren’t for everyone, especially if eating meat and getting needles is off the table. So, here’s a guide to the best plant-based sources of B12:
Try a Fortified Juice
One great way for vegans and vegetarians to get their daily B12 intake is to sip on a fortified juice. A few notable brands that create fortified juices are Naked and Bolthouse Farms.
For example, one cup of Naked’s Blue Machine drink contains 11.4mcg of Vitamin B6, while Bolthouse Farms Green Goodness drink contains 1.41mcg.