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Where to Get Your B12 When You’re Vegan

Whether you’ve been vegan your entire life or you’re just thinking about it, it’s always important to make sure that you’re getting all of the nutrients you need to stay healthy.

B12 is one of those vitamins that you should never skip. It’s always great to have supplements handy, but don’t forget to look for B12 in a lot of the foods that you already eat. It helps your body make red blood cells and DNA. (DNA is what makes you unique, so if you’re not getting enough B12, you’re not you!)

Here are some super-common vegan sources of B12:

Vitamin-Fortified Plant-Based Milks (Like Almond, Soy, Hemp, or Coconut)

Just double-check the label on your fave to make sure it’s B12 fortified (many are).

Fortified Nondairy Yogurts

Fortified Nutritional Yeast

The brands Bragg and Bob’s Red Mill are fortified with B12.

Fortified Cereal

Enjoy one of these with your fortified milk and you’re doubly set.

Fortified Orange Juice

This will also give you a bunch of vitamin C and calcium. Triple whammy!

Vitamin Supplements

If you want to get all you need instantly, you can get a vegan multivitamin or B12 supplement. We like The Honest Company’s gummy multivitamin and VegLife’s kids’ vitamin. Just watch out for gelatin (made from animal bones) when choosing a vitamin supplement.