What about Vitamin B-12?

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For people who want to go entirely vegan, or eat a fully plant-based diet, or for all adults over the age of 60, it is critical to ensure that you are either eating sufficient quantities of foods that are fortified with B12 (such as nutritional yeast, bread, and cereal), or that you take supplements. B12 deficiency can cause permanent nerve damage, and often does not show symptoms until it is too late, so it is wise to err on the side of caution and supplement. If you try fortified foods, it is best to get a blood test every year to ensure you are getting adequate levels, as some people's bodies are better at absorbing and storing it than others'.

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