I'd just like to mention that vegans do lack vitamin B12! I am vegan myself, and take a supplement as unfortunately B12 can only be found in animal-derived foods and that is the only vitamin that can't be sourced in plant-based foods :) happy eating everyone!
Actually, no - Vitamin B12 is NOT only sourced in animal products.
(getting so sick of these messages / as a vegan it’s important to know the truth behind these health myths)
Here’s a direct extract from www.adaptt.org / Gary Yourofsky’s website :
"Second, after 16 years of practicing veganism without taking a single vitamin, I had my B12 level checked on October 24, 2012. It was 543 pg/mL. The normal range is between 271-870 pg/mL. My level is perfect because the human body needs just three micrograms of B12 per day, and we possess bacteria in the mouth and intestines that produce it naturally (see links below). B12 also comes from the earth’s soil, which is why some animals possess trace amounts of B12. In addition to producing it naturally, they eat soil because they eat off the ground. Also, animal feed in the meat, dairy and egg-industries is never washed. However, attempting to get secondary trace amounts of B12 by eating animal products is inefficient and deadly. First, B12 is destroyed by heat. So as soon as you cook something, the B12 is gone. Second, animal products contain disease-causing compounds. The heat destruction explains why 99 percent of people with B12 deficiencies are meat, dairy and egg-eaters. The remaining one percent are junk-food vegetarians and vegans, or people with an underlying medical condition that prevents B12 production and absorption. The veg junk food groups are also at risk for other ailments because optimum health cannot be achieved with cheese, eggs, Ruffles, Oreos, french fries, white rice, white bread, or refined pastas. Non-junk-food veganism causes no disease. It is preventative medicine, the treatment and the cure.
The best way to get B12 is to let your body produce it naturally, or eat unwashed organic fruits and vegetables with some soil intact. For TRUE, UNBIASED, MEDICAL info on B12, check out http://libaware.economads.com/b12issue.php, www.naturalnews.com/029531_vitamin_B12_vegan.html and http://drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/nov/b12.htm.www.naturalnews.com/029531_vitamin_B12_vegan.html and http://drmcdougall.com/misc/2007nl/nov/b12.htm.”
Now that we know the correct info, happy eating everyone.