Dr Oz: Get More Vitamin B12
Dr Oz and his guests discussed Vitamin B12 Deficiency causes & symptoms on the show. They also provided solutions to help us get more of this vital component in our diets because of its critical health benefits. Check out the Vitamin B12 supplements, shots & recipes featured on this episode.
Earlier, Dr Oz had his entire studio audience check their B12 levels, and 1/3 of them were deficient. But one woman, Christine, stood out as having the lowest B12 levels. She complained of common B12 deficiency symptoms, including fatigue and exhaustion. But there is hope for her and others.
Dr Oz: Vitamin B12 Supplement Dosage
There are ways to get more Vitamin B12, such as supplements in your diet. Try a sublingual Vitamin B12 dosage of 25 mcg daily, placed under your tongue. If you have a deficiency, try upping the dosage to 1000 mcg.
Vitamin B12 Shots: Dr Oz
Christine said her sisters have tried Vitamin B12 shots and found success with them. They are growing in popularity, but Dr Oz said they can be expensive and are only available with a prescription. However, they can be very effective in quickly reversing a deficiency. If you think you have low Vitamin B12, this might be something to ask your doctor about.
Dr Oz: B12 Boosting Parfait Recipe
Registered dietician Kate Geagen was one of Dr Oz’s Vitamin B12 experts on this show, and she shared some meal ideas that can help us incorporate more B12 into our natural meals.
The first meal of the day is breakfast, and she discussed the importance of B12 fortified foods. Breakfast cereals will say on the label that they contain B12. Other foods, such as milk, may not be labeled because B12 is a natural component.
Here’s the B12 Boosting Parfait Recipe that Kate outlined on the show.
- 1 cup Yogurt (plain)
- 2 teaspoons Honey
- 1 cup Cereal (make sure it says B12 on the box)
- 1/2 cup Seasonal Berries
- Layer each ingredient in a parfait container.
- Repeat the layers until all your ingredients are used.
- Hopefully you will start your day with a little more energy.
Dr Oz: B12 Bison Sliders Recipe
Looking for a great B12 boost at lunch? Meat is a critical source of B12, but it’s best to find grass-fed options, such as Buffalo. This Buffalo Sliders Recipe is low in calories and fat.
- 1 pound Bison
- 1/3 cup Scallions
- 1/2 cup Shallots
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
- 1/3 teaspoon Spicy Mustard
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Thyme
- Soy Sauce, to taste
- Salt & Pepper
- Combine ingredients in a bowl.
- Form mixture into five small burger patties.
- Chill until firm, about 15 minutes.
- Grill on high to desired temperature.
- Serve on your favorite bun and garnish with fresh veggies.
Dr Oz: Clam Pasta Recipe
By dinnertime, you can end the day strong with one more mealtime dose of B12. Seafood, such as Clams, has a high concentration of B12.
- 1 pound Clams
- 1 pound Whole Wheat Pasta
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 1/2 Onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 bulb Fennel, sliced
- 28 ounces Diced Tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
- Salt & Pepper
- Saute red pepper with fennel and onions in Olive Oil.
- Stir in the garlic and clams.
- Add tomatoes and cook about five minutes.
- Separately, cook pasta according to package directions.
- Toss finished Clam mixture with pasta and serve.