December 21, 2022

B12, supplements


If supplements are a no-go, does that mean we need not worry about B12, iodine, and D3 in the winter?


Terrain answer:

B12 is created by the bacteria in our digestive tract. As long as we are putting the correct foods in to feed that bacteria the body will take care of the rest. We also want to make sure we are not killing off our B12 creating bacteria by consuming things like garlic, which destroy our gut bacteria.
Iodine is found in all fruits and vegetables.
Vitamin D is created by the body when exposed to the sun. We cannot isolate any substance from the sun, study it in vivo to make sure it is the correct substance and then bottle that substance. So whatever they are putting in the pills is certainly not the element from the sun which the body uses to create vitamin D.
In the winter we need to make a bit more of an effort to get out and get sun. 10 or 15 minutes a day out in direct sun or even sitting in front of a sunny window where you can feel the warmth of the sun is sufficient for most people.