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5 Nutrients Vegans May Be Missing. VITAMIN B12. Vitamin B12 is important for metabolism as well as heart, nerve and muscle health.

Vitamin B12 is primarily found in animal products CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D. IRON. Iron-containing foods include fish, chicken and beef, which is why iron can be a top. 5 nutrients you could be lacking on a vegan diet Those eating animal products may also be missing out on vital nutrients if they aren’t choosing a balanced, well-rounded diet. The 5 diets that could be leaving you malnourished Vegan.

Vegans are quite likely to become deficient in a few nutrients, such as vitamin B12. Clarissa explains how to do veganism properly. B-12 is readily available in supplement form, either on its own or as a multi-vitamin combined with other nutrients.

The recommended daily dose for an adult is 2.4 micrograms. 2. Vitamin D. Vitamin D is another nutrient that is often missing in vegan and vegetarian diets. The 6 Nutrients Vegetarians and Vegan Diets May Be Missing. If you follow a meatless diet, make sure you’re getting enough of these 6 key nutrients. Nutrients A Vegetarian Should Worry About.

5 Nutrients Vegans Might Not Be Getting Enough Of. By Megan Meyer, PhD. post May 23, 2018. Share this Facebook. Pinterest. especially organ meats such as liver, along with shellfish and some finfish (including herring, sardines and trout), vegans may have difficulty getting enough vitamin B12 from foods.

To make sure you aren’t. The 5 diets that could be leaving you malnourished Vegan. Vegans are quite likely to become deficient in a few nutrients, such as vitamin B12. Clarissa explains how to do veganism properly, without leaving yourself starved of the nutrients you need. Vegans with autoimmune, gut or chronic inflammatory issues need to stay far away from a vegan diet even if they supplement with these 20 nutrients.

Introduction. Vegan diets are acclaimed for their health benefits, owing to their high content of fiber, vitamins C and E, and folic acid. Compared to other diets, vegan diets tend to be low in fat. Vitamin B12.

Anemia, fatigue, weakness, constipation, loss of appetite, and weight loss are all signs of a B 12 deficiency, which becomes more. A few nutrients are either difficult or impossible to get in adequate amounts from plant foods. This article reviews 7 nutrients commonly lacking in vegetarian or vegan diets.

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For example, a vegan diet contains all the essential amino acids if the recommended intake for protein (see next section) contains 60% of protein from grain products, 35% from legumes, and 5% from green leafy vegetables.

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20 percent, due to losses in urine and sweat.34 Although vegans generally consume adequate magnesium, it’s important that sufficient magnesium­rich plant foods, such as nuts, legumes, greens, and whole grains, are included in the diet.

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Protein, calcium, iron, and B12 are the main nutrients that newbie vegans need to pay attention to — and it’s so easy to get enough from whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruit, and a couple of supplemental foods or vitamins.

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The ADA tells us, “Key nutrients for vegetarians include protein, n-3 fatty acids, iron, zinc, iodine, calcium, and vitamins D and B12.

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Part of the reason for this is that many vegans simply don’t know how to practice food combining and suffer from protein deficiency as well as deficiencies of essential oils, certain vitamins such as B12, and vital minerals such as zinc, calcium, and iron.

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Vegans also can lack other nutrients, such as vitamin B12, carnitine, zinc, vitamin K2, and iron.

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Understanding vegan nutrient needs.

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Other nutrients that are usually higher in vegan diets are magnesium, folic acid, vitamins C and E, iron, and phytochemicals (Melinda, et al, 2016).

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A vegetarian, including vegan, diet can meet current recommendations for all nutrients, including protein, iron, zinc, calcium, vitamin D, riboflavin, vitamin B12, vitamin A, n-3 fatty acids and iodine.

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The only nutrients lacking in a vegan diet are vitamin B12 and the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA.

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  • I believe mic did a video on how non organic food affect on health/ weight gain.. does anybody know what the title of that was because I can’t seem to find it

  • Sorry, but I’m not buying that bit that Mic (more like prick) the vegan said. Even coupled with vitamin C, the bioavailability of non heme iron doesn’t come anywhere close to surpassing that of heme iron, where he got that information I don’t know. The bioavailability of heme iron from meats is around 15-50%, far surpassing the meager 3x absorption of iron when taken with vitamin C. I’m all for clean eating and healthy living, but let’s stick to facts.

  • I can’t eat an animal who is chopped off by cruel humans……..Imagine the emotions of animal before slaughtered.
    It means so called meat eaters are nourishing their bodies with other animal pain.
    Humans have no right to harm any animal.

    Being Vegan is like awesomeness that no meat eater can withstand.

  • lmao I wonder what meat eater actually satisfies their daily need of vitamins too with all those big macs and chicken nuggets and milkshakes that are a staple in the standard American diet…
    Veganism is hard work sometimes and it’s worth it. Stop believing everything pharmaceutical companies and their brainwashed doctors tell you and do some research to find the best food for your body. (I recommend starting with Dr. Michael Greger’s book “How Not to Die”100% changed my life!)

  • I have always been anemic, even when dinner every day included a hamburger patty(my mother wasnt an imaginative cook). I take a good quality supplement with vitamin c every day. Those who insist that I should be getting all my iron from my food-every meal I eat is geared towards perfect iron absorption. Still not enough. Step down from your soapbox.

  • MIC!! Thought about doing a video on if caffeine hinders calcium absorbtion? I eat whole(ish) plant based but also have close to a couple litres diet sodas and energy drinks so a hell of a lot of caffeine. Not sure whether this is true or not? I already go crazy on stuff like black turtle beans to try up my calcium, would be sh*tty to know that was useless:3

    Also a study on ‘can energy drinks be healthy’ (with all the B vitamins) would be cool ��

  • Awesome video, very detailed approach to your findings, could you make a video on diseases like Psoriatic and Rheumatoid arthritis and similar inflammatory conditions?

  • I just did a blood test and I’m all good. Vegan 10 months with no pills. Bone health? People who consume more meat and dairy suffer more from osteoporosis/fragile bones. who the hell funded this research???

  • There are so many deficiencies. Veganism ruined my health and others’! No supplements can make your nails and hair grow fast and make you strong enough to not nap during the day like liver! Liver made me feel normal, made my iron levels great after a lifetime of low iron and extreme fatigue non stop, made my period regular and stopped the daily bleeding I developed during veganism from Pcos, developed during veganism. I finally feel normal. Please reclaim your health! Red meat heals!

  • Not many licenced nutritional experts are knowledgeable on this subject. A person is more likely to get bad information like be sure,and eat enough red meat. That is what our doctor told our daughter. He didn’t understand the harms of Heme iron.

  • You might need more flax or chia seeds than one tablespoon a day, 3 or 4 is probably safer, depends on your ALA conversion rate, if your body is able to do any conversion at all: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/diagnosis-diet/201903/the-brain-needs-animal-fat. Omega 3s are a pretty complicated topic actually: opinion 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4LvCZ0KnKc, opinion 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8_kTtWUnf8, opinion 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp9f9uv8Jds.

  • You can not be vegan one or two days,or one week. You don’t understand about vegans. You are vegan for Animals,for their lives,about justice for someone who can not hear Anyone. Your look is much better then mine, but i’m vegan for animals. Your food is dead animal,and you Pay someone to kill instead of you. You feel quilty,and and defend yourself in this way. You don’t have Anything,just Muscles,you don’t have empathy, or love,because you don’t know what is veganism. Dead animal is dead animal, and you eat this.

  • We all know you guys don’t want people going vegan you lose money if people aren’t eating meat and dairy, no wonder people have diabetes cancer clogged arteries. Meat comes from animals that are injected with drugs and gmos. Plus it’s funny how these animals eat plants and the protein from those plants are what’s also the protein in the meat due to the animals diet so stop fooling people who don’t see the obvious.

  • I really don’t care whether you’re vegan or not,
    But you can’t force us saying “But you’re torturing animals” “it’s unhealthy” and when we tell you that you’re diet is unhealthy you get offended.

  • I just switched to a vegetarian diet a month ago, but I’m going to be tested. I know as a kid I had anemia, so low iron, and there isnt a single vegetarian in my family, other than me now, and I had a very healthy appetite. Anyways, going to get blood tested to see starting levels, and to see if anything needs to be watched. Just in case I’m taking a multi, a calcium with d3 and making sure to eat 1/4 cup of almonds for the omega. Also being plugging my meals in chemo meter to make sure. I know it sounds like a lot, but at least while I adjust to this new diet I want to get into the correct habits. Gunny thing is that appetite has drastically diminished since I stopped eating meat. Since I’m very overweight and never had lack of appetite this is a new experience for me.

  • Hello SARAH GRACE. Thanks, good video!!! YOU look so cute in the video. I saw the tail? How dog? Have a good day. Bye. Rudi from EUROPA.

  • ​@UCkXENO2m2HA97LD1pHOWCkg you know what guys you are missing a lot here when it comes to b12. let me break it down to you in a way you will understand easier.
    fact 1.) b12 in plants is not sufficient for humans as we dont have the right digestive track; we can’t digest plant cellulose efficiently but we can digest meat and all its nutrients better. also, even though we do produce cultivated b12 in the gut, it still has to travel to the part of the gut where it can be utilized by our cells but the b12 are destroyed during travel, hence we need a direct source of b12 to absorb, and the best way is meat, not plants. but herbivores have a different case.
    fact 2.) herbivores and even some omnivores like pigs albeit on a lesser scale, eat b12 rich plants, but they dont just digest it all directly, their guts actually CULTIVATE IT AND MAKE MORE B12, hence they get nutrition both from digested b12 in plants, AND their cultured b12 inside their bodies. actually, al lthey need is plants, and the b12 they get from their plants are cultivated in their guys. and used.
    fact 3.) humans are obligate omnivores meaning we cant just eat plants or eat meat. we need both. while cows, lamb, goats are obligate herbivores. they cannot eat just meat, and omnivore diet is not a good idea because they will not have sufficient plant food. tigers and lions are obligate carnivores, you cant just give them a 50/50 plant and meat based diet, they will be nutritionally starved as their bodies cannot absorb plants, even worse than humans can.
    i know many vegans what to do it because of ethical and moral reasons. i respect that. but when it comes to purely science based nutritional facts. pls dont force the idea that a vegan diet can be complete by just eating food supplements that vegan diets lack, is sustainable economically, and is practical in the long run. it is not. eating isolated nutrients from food supplements has long been discovered as not as efficient as eating whole foods rich in said nutrient. whole foods contain other stuff that makes absorption better: amino acids, DHA, food mass, etc. that is not present in supplements.
    if you want humans to live normally without eating meat but still get meat based nutrients, then you got to push for more genetic modification and manipulation in plants or non-animal based foods. to create complete foods (not just supplements that has isolated nutrition content) that has all the nutrients that is only sufficiently found in meat. so far we are decades of years away from such technology.
    in the meantime, scientific facts that is natural should prevail and only when humans have successfully modified the genetics of plants, cultivate such modified plants, and make it the norm to eat and produce those plants, can vegan rule supreme both ethically (if ever that is true, subjective) and nutritionally.

  • Forget boring and expensive supplements, eat whole foods vegan and you can’t go wrong. Throw in some vegan junk food every so often and you’ve got bliss with no animals being harmed either, win win =)

  • i recovered from anorexia nervosa a couple of years ago but was put on a diet by a confirmed dietician since it’s hard for me to gain weight partly because of the fact that i have a fast metabolism, in the diet, there’s animal products such as fish, milk etc. not actual meat though.. i’m wondering if veganism would be healthy for me, because someone told me that veganism is proven to be healthy for all stages and i’m not sure if i can agree on that and i’m not comfortable with becoming vegan.. so would it be safe for me to become vegan?

  • Atleast you didn’t bash vegans. But….

    B-12 comes from bacteria (within the soil), not animal products. Animal products are supplemented with b-12 because animal stock feed comes from b-12 depleted soil.

  • I was thinking to take a plant based protein and veg suppliment in one. What is a good brand to take? Great advice in video by the way.

  • 2 thousand die hard vegans are mad at science. Why do people get mad when research suggest they are wrong? Its an opportunity to expand your knowledge and alter some aspects of thought and lifestyle.

  • Who gives a thumbs down to this? The speaker simply names of nutrients you may lack. Are vegans now officially against vitamons and minerals as well. What are you guys going to eat?

  • Dude. Thank you so much for the work.
    I’ve just finished russian subtitles, to show this vid to my mother.
    Hope it’ll convince her to try vegan diet insted of having deep brain stimulation surgery.
    I hope it will help other people too.

  • Hey guess what researchers found that people that consistently eat red meat cheese and other animal-based products had a higher rate of diabetes precancerous conditions, high blood pressure, liver problems kidney problems gallstones, et cetera et cetera et cetera

  • Flax supposedly you need a lot to convert it to the proper form so I’m curious to hear about your fatty acid profile results after taking it for a while. I have also heard it’s estrogenic so as a guy I don’t use much of it.

  • i get plenty of protein through beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. and for those nutrients i just take a vegan multi vitamin. so boom

  • I am a raw vegan For 2 years now. We currently are on lock down due to the covid19 pandemic and I wanted to share these Nutrilite vitamin D supplements for immune and bone health that ARE ACTUALLY VEGAN. Made of Mushrooms!I just ordered my second bottle, they are amazing, Check them out! They

  • What would you say to a paleo diet? I myself have avoid eating a lot of foods I did last year and mainly eat nothing more than raw garlic, ginger, and turmeric. Just a little bit each day. Occasionally I nuke some frozen broccoli. How good does this diet sound?

  • I don’t think veganism is necessary. Vegetarian is one thing, but even they lack b12 at times.
    Going vegan sounded like something I would do, but then if you think about it, they really aren’t killing animals for milk nor eggs majority of the time from my standpoint.
    So overall vegetarian fit me best, because it provides more opportunities for me to get some sort/form of iron, as I have anemia (an iron deficiency).
    To be blantly honest, I think killing as many animals as we do is ridiculous, but in the same manner, veganism seems to be unnecessary.
    Though at the end of the day, everyone has their own opinions on it.
    But also at the end of the day, for those who have deficiencies that require protein, if any form possible, won’t, or may not, find any accessible if “the whole world goes vegan”, because very honestly, that idea can be debunked and clouded with doubt within just a minute, maybe even seconds. ��
    That’s just my opinion on the manner, if anyone has any solutions or suggestions pertaining to my comment, please go ahead and share them!��
    Not that you needed my permission, but the comment section is here for your opinion and so am I!��

  • There’s no immediate detrimental effects of the deficiencies of the nutrients and vitamins that cost from a vegan diet but it does restructure DNA with those people have children it will cause effects in their children we could bone structure smaller way shorter in Heights shorter life span

  • Imagine plants being killed just because they can’t express their feelings, but they were alive, weren’t they?
    Imagine destruction of natural habitat of fish by drinking water?
    Yes, Plant abuse happens, people are so sick

  • All of a sudden everyone is worried about the health of the vegans, and nobody is so worried for the health of the junk food eater’s.

  • Thank youu very very much,i needed this video.my dad has parkinsons disease and its been almost a month hes been vegan, i hope he gets better

  • You can be vegan or non vegan you just have to research to be healthy stop discouraging. Vegan or non vegan has both beneficial and non beneficial if you take it in a right way.

  • Do we have to worry about phytic acid in nuts on keto?Nuts like pecans, macadamias (the good stuff).Or is phytic acid even that big of a deal?Are there any benefits?

  • Awesome thanks. Especially the thing about dairy. My mum has Parkinsonism and has also had dairy / her bone density was measured as that if a 19 yr old and she’s 73… a bit odd perhaps

  • I was vegan for 8 years and it fucked up my health. I’m also a licensed dietitian!! I took the supplements I needed based on blood tests as well. It’s not healthy or optimal

  • #1, nutritional yeast, and algae
    #2, algae, cabbage
    #3, dark leafy green.
    Vitamins D, Chanterelle mushrooms, raw
    Thanks! All natural and not supplement.
    You didn’t mention these on your recent 2 week successful vegan challenge. What were your sources?

  • You don’t have to cause fear, pain, and suffer and then slaughter just to eat. You can get protein from plant based! “Vegans are deficient in 4 nutrients, whike Meat eaters are deficient in 9″…

  • Is there such thing as a greasy plant based philly cheese steak, that doesnt take like plant based food and actually taste like a philly cheese steak. Or greasy bacon and cheese sandwhich? Im curious

  • Thomas I absolutely love your. Hannel as,its my go to source for everything but why would I want to do a diet with so many deficiences built in? Obviously its not how our ancestors lived?

    Also aren’t there deficiencies in essential amino acids and fatty acids mainly only available from animals?

  • whats the point of being a vegan if you are just going to die anyways? id rather enjoy life to the fullest instead of wasting it away by depriving myself of the many enjoyments of life.

  • I do not have to take supplements because I eat meat and my blood test results are great!! The body is not designed to eat supplements!

  • 3 years vegan, sex drive is absolutely shit and depressed out of my mind. Been extremely resistant to try and add some meat and see if I feel a difference, but I’m at the point of no return and have to try something even though I feel very guilty.

  • I just want to point out that there is no nutrient, mineral, carb, protein etc. that is made or found in animal products that cannot be found outside of animal product source.

  • I’m not vegan yet (Working on it) but I live in Texas, have super pale skin, and walk/bike everywhere, and I’m still Vitamin D deficient. At one point I had a psychiatrist mention that it’s actually totally okay to go pretty high above the “recommended” limit of vitamin D. The recommended amount he suggested to me was about 10,000 IU’s (to be fair I’m REALLY deficient also I’m not saying go above HIS recommended limit because that’s a whole bunch) a day, and it’s super easy if you get the liquid drops because they can get so much more concentrated.

  • I’ve been vegan for basically my whole life and lol I’ve never had to worry about my health I mean animal literally GET their protein from plants. And I drink orange juice and vegan milk every morning. They have more calcium than cow’s milk.


    EVEN BLOOD TESTS RESULTS Are exagerated,, THE COMPARIsons,, CHECK THE EUROPEANS THEY ONLY NEED HALF the americans protein,, WHY DO YOU THINK?,, WAT DO THEY BASE THEMSELVES ON?,, go see a doctor check the results AND RESEARCH BY YOUR OWN SELF,, WHAT ARE THE REAL Recommendations,, or in different countries MORE HONEST LESS CORRUpted contries what are their choices,, and sun exposure pigment etc,,

    FEAR was my worse ennemy for going vegan for so long,, GO SEE A REAL DOCTOR A PLANT BASed doctor or WHOLe food doctor with ACTual medical degree,, 95%+ doctors are completly clueless in nutrition,, its very deep and new knowledge,, and most information are owned by suplement industry and the fat industries corrupted funded studies brilliantly twisted,, SO BRILLIANTLY TWISTED UNLESS YOUR A researcher you almost cant read those studies and know witch terms are very open to interpretation,, most doctors,, THAT ACTUALLY CHEcked the studies only mostly read the title of those studies,,

    do you really think those BILLIONAIRE Suplement and fat industry (sugar animalAg oils nuts and fatty seed industries) sit on their ass not trying to influence researches? 8/9 of the studies are corrupted,, brian clement,, tcolin campbel,, vegsource etc

  • Protein is made from biomolecules and macromolecules which make amino acids. All plants contain amino acids��
    Omega 3 can be found in vegan foods: chia seeds, pumpking seeds, kidney beans, hemp hearts, hemp seeds, etc.
    Vitamin D is found in fortified vegan foods and mushrooms. GUESS WHAT? YOU GET IT FROM THE SUN☀️
    B12 is not found in animals. The farmers give B12 to the animals. Vegan B12: water lentils, soil and grass. Recommended take a pill��
    Watch: “The Game Changers” and “What The Health” on Netflix. Read books from Dr. Garth Davis, Neal Barnard and Dr. Essesltyn.

  • To get optimal vitamin D you need to get in the sun 10 minutes either side of solar noon when the UV index is highest  is enough. UVI levels are low in the morning and late afternoon. Food is not a good source of vitamin D

  • You should do a video about epilepsy and a vegan diet and if they correlate. I was diagnosed with epilepsy back in 2013 and eventually chose to slowly weam myself off of my medication.I’ve been vegan for almost 5 months now and haven’t had a seizure in almost a year. Love your videos and hope you consider!

  • meat eaters need b12 also, meat doesnt have that much b12 in it, animals get it cus they are injected with it, not natural, so meat eaters are just as likely to be b12 defficient

  • Just because someone who decided to become a vegan doesn’t mean that they found what foods which give them b12, omega3, protein etc. If you stop eating meat, you need alternatives, like chia seeds, moringa powder, chlorella, quinoa, kidney beans, broccoli etc.

  • The problem with veganism are vegans. Every fricking video I watch has some save the whales bs tied into it I dont care about the sea manatees I just want to know if this will help me live longer that’s it

  • Mic,

    I’ve watched many of your videos, which have all helped me on my vegan journey. I am wondering what your opinion on coffee is? I haven’t watched a video where you discuss coffee and looked through your videos to see if you have one but alas there was none. I am very interested in your opinion on the topic.
    I’ve found that after turning vegan, coffee makes me feel sick and tired and even realised it gave me body odor. This wasn’t the case before veganism. Anyways… Do you drink coffee, if not, why not?


  • My traditional mexican family thinks im crazy since i want to go vegan. I recently had daily symptoms of angina and stuff like that and started eating a lot more veggies, fruits and stuff. The only thing i need is guidance on how to eat vegan without getting deficiencies. I just turned 17 a week ago n have been digging but cant really get a grasp of it.

  • i think your videos are good
    i agree with most of the video
    i dont think veganism is a good thing
    however i am pretty sure its very hard to have calcium deficiency on a vegan diet i think vegans get all the calcium they need

  • Thanks Thomas, so not eating the tortured dead body of an innocent being is not a bad thing? How awesome of you to explain that to all of us dummies.

  • Animals dead bodies have b12…because they’re given b12 supplements in their food. Fish’s dead bodies have omega 3’s….because they eat the sea plants that contain omega 3. I’d rather take my supplements than supplement another being and then get the remnants from their dead body. Call me crazy.

  • Noobs everywhere:
    B12 is not made by animals. It “injected” or “fortified” into animals and diary. Learn it. Some animals eating soil might have it too. Some humans who eat foods grown underground might also get it.
    MEANING B12 original source is SOIL and maybe pure water stream.
    OMEGA 3 again? A tablespoon of flax seeds is hard?
    Vitamin D vegans never go to sunlight.

  • I’ve been vegan for a long time and over here in the UK there is a massive surge in vegan products and awareness in general. I’d like more videos re vegan keto as I’d like to mix in with my 48 hour fasts but to be totally honest, I have no idea of how I’d manage to eat that amount of fat/oil! What would replace my oat porridge or Shreddies?!! Help!

  • Many, many non vegans are B12 deficient tom, its not just vegans.

    A lot of vegans are not health conscious tom, a lot make up their diet of many processed foods and junk foods, many are happy to go with ” if its vegan i’ll eat it ” this is a big reason why many vegans are so unhealthy and a poor example to the world, along with their hatred for non-vegans, this of course doesn’t include all of then but it does many.

    Again Tom many non vegans are vitamin D deficient, this is for many reasons but remember its not just a vegan problem its a world problem.

  • By doing this what worst could happen to us is we can can be sick, those poor creatures are dyinggg because of us. Just for our health we take their lives. Is our health more important or someone’s life?? ��

  • Just want to correct one thing: You do NOT need to eat “copious” amounts of flax seed (or chia seeds) to obtain adequate omega-3’s. The RDA for EPA and DHA (combined) is 250-500mg/day. ALA is converted to EPA and/or DHA at a rate of 5%. However, ALA found in flax and/or chia seeds is in the unit of GRAMS, whereas EPA and DHA needs are only in the unit of MILLIGRAMS. So if you just consume a 1/4 cup of flax seed (which is not a remotely “copious” amount if added into a smoothie, oatmeal, etc.) you have already made 320mg of EPA/DHA. Slightly more ALA is found in the same quantity of chia seeds.

    So as long as you’re having a 1/4 cup of either each day, you’re more than okay. There’s also evidence indicating that, the longer individuals are vegan, the more efficient their conversion of ALA->EPA/DHA becomes, so they may be capable of even higher conversion rates than what I’ve calculated above. These sorts of intakes are not remotely “copious”, but really quite reasonable.

  • I used to think I was iron deficient because of chronically low farratin (low as per the particular lab standards), but then I saw this video with Dr. Greger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQVc8Tpg3T8&t=210s

    My hemoglobin is and always has been perfect, regardless of my farratin. I don’t take supplements anymore. If you have low farratin, but perfect everything else, then this video contains the answers that you are looking for.

  • Hello Thomas, I’m trying to transition into a plant based diet. I have excluded everything other than dairy, simply because of calcium concerns. Most if not all natural vegan calcium sources are loaded with oxalic acid. Is there any way to prevent the oxalates from binding to calcium? I can’t seem to find an answer other than supplements, which can lead to other health issues.


  • I suppose it’s nothing but dairy and meat products that causes Parkinson’s disease and only a vegan lifestyle is the cure right???

  • I saw some comments about how you can’t get vegan B12 supplements. Bacteria has nothing to do with animals, bacteria was on this planet long before animals, so B12 does not have to come from animals 😉 that’s not how bacteria works, I’m sorry meat eaters, it’s basic biology. Just look up biological kingdoms, you can clearly see that animalia and bacteria/eubacteria aren’t the same thing. Bacteria does not need a cow to evolve, as previously said, there were bacteria long before animals. I’m sorry if there are mistakes, I’m not a native speaker or fluent, but I really had to get this off my chest

  • My doctor ordered a blood test and i was great in everything, she was very pleased. I had only been taking B12 but now i take a multivitamin with B12 included in it.

  • I’ll pass on the vegan two weeks. Eating a lot of carbs make me feel sick. Also living in a place like sweden like I do, having avocados, oranges, nuts, seeds and many veggies transported here from across the world makes the diet both implausible and bad for the environment.

    So I will pass.

  • Mic, if there’s any new research info that enhances your present PD video, please upload ASAP. Very much appreciated. Judging by the comments, you’re on to something BIG!

  • You see,…. You see,…. There is no need to take any nutritional supplement, or eat animal proteins. Intestinal microbes produce all B vitamins, including B 12! Metagenomic analysis has predicted that Bacteroides fragilis and Prevotella copri (Bacteroidetes); Clostridium difficile, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and Ruminococcus lactaris (Firmicutes); Bifidobacterium animalis, B.infantis, and B.longum (Actinobacteria); Fusobacterium varium (Fusobacteria) possess a vitamin B12 biosynthesis pathway. Indeed, Lactobacillus plantarum and L. coryniformis isolated from fermented food produce vitamin B12, and Bifidobacterium animalis synthesizes vitamin B12 during milk fermentation. Thanks for your watching! You see,…

  • i think its cobalt that animals eat and convert to b12 through fermentation, unfortunatly we cant do this according to my research and is why we have to eat animals to get our b12, if you have any proof otherwise id love to hear as i think about b12 all day everyday and it fucks with my life (hate having to take supplements) also very interesting you cantmake enough of your own vitamin d in florida, now im really second guessing veganism being our natural diet

  • Well, okay. My family has a history of heart disease, diabetes, parkinson’s, arthritis, obesity and a plethora of other diet related issues. This info on parkinson’s was just the info I was looking for. It helps validate the reasons I went vegan 6 months ago. I am now the healthiest I’ve ever been and will be for the next 60 years. Thanks Mic.

  • I know this is off topic but I am reading papers on carcinogenicity, and what do vegans do if they get cancer? Because pharmaceuticals were made to work thanks to life-time experiments on animals, and getting on treatment means you’re willing to accept that as long as your life is saved.

  • I’d love a vegan keto day of eating… I’m gluten intolerant and can’t have soy.. I’m lowering my carbs a lot, but most my fat comes from peanuts / coconut oil.. I feel like my meals are kinda sad.. I need meal ideas x

  • Great to see more vegan videos just one thing…B12 is not an animal vitamin, it is made by the bacteria in the soil and the fact that animal food has B12 is because AND ONLY if those animals are grass fed. Diversely, they are suplemented with B12 which humans can do as well, skipping the animal-food part!:)

  • Vegan for animals, planet and health. Even if you Don’t do it for animals, think about our planet and the future… We need to eat less meat and produce less pollution. Thanks Thomas for this video!

  • I believe those ads are targeted to those who are interested in those areas. I get his ads all the time on all of my videos even in unrelated subjects

  • I’ve recently started being vegan and I got a blood test a year ago while being a meat eater and the only thing I didn’t have enough of was D-vitamin, it will be interesting to get a blood test in a year to see if anything has changed:)

  • Thank you for supporting a vegan diet and to make clear that even a vegan keto diet is not as hard as people think!
    I have a question tho. in the video ‘Intermittent Fasting: Why Women Should Fast Differently than Men’ you are saying that IF pushs up the estrogene levels. So do you recommend IF for woman with low estrogenen and maybe consuming soyproducts?

  • My whole life I was deficient in b12, ive had many blood tests done stating that it was morbidly low. It wasnt until four years ago when I turned vegan (about 6 months into my diet) I took a blood test tool see if I was lacking in any nutrients, my doctor compared my befores and after results, BOTH HER AND I were shocked to the core at my result, my b12 was above average and my iron, magnesium and couple other nutrients were much higher than my previous results. Four years later, each blood test I get, it gets bettet

  • I have pseudotumor cerebri or intracranial hypertension…whichever you want to call it. It’s made my life miserable for years. I had to drop out of nursing school and I’ve been sleeping most of the last 5 years away. Went vegan as a last ditch effort. Symptoms were mostly regressed after 30 days. Recently moved back to a normal western diet because my neighbor called CPS and tried to have my 9 year old taken due to us being vegan. Luckily we sorted it all out and the CPS supervisor I eventually talked to was also vegan. After a month my symptoms are worse than ever. Luckily I can now safely transition back. I think veganism must be very helpful for many neuro diseases like mine, PD, MS ect. I know many people with neurological issues who went whole food vegan and saw improvement.

  • I know that Thomas is big into keto but note he didn’t mention keto in this video. Vegan keto, I think, is problematic, but low(er) carb, high(er) fat should not be. I would personally recommend that if vegans want the benefits of ketosis they use intermittent fasting and not focus on dietary ketosis. I say this because it is harder to get protein without carbs on a vegan diet. I also think that once you cut out the packaged, pulverized and processed stuff (grains and sugars) you’re well on the way to an ideal diet. If your “carbs” digest slowly and mostly in the lower portion of your small intestine and colon they have similar metabolic behavior to fats. Keto usually precludes beans, legumes and sweet potatos. I think these are key ingredients to a vegan diet. Again, just my opinion, but I think strict keto is more realistic for meat, egg and dairy eaters than vegans. For keto meat eaters the extra fat is ok because meat is so nutrient dense. For vegans the beans and legumes will be padded with slow digesting carbs so don’t add quite so much fat. Vegans are also limited to olive oil, avocado oil and coconut oil I think vegan diets should be lower in overall fat. This may make dietary ketosis difficult on a healthy vegan diet.

  • Just to chime in on the Vitamin D, it’s really important to get D3. D2 is fairly easy to get (tanned mushrooms for instance) but D3 is essential and rare. Luckily I’m a white guy in Africa so the sun quotient is usually enough but even I need to supplement in winter. Thanks for the video Thomas! I’ve really enjoyed your content (especially fasting) and was a bit worried you might be anti vegan. I’m really grateful for this and your other vegan friendly vids.

  • It doesn’t matter if it’s veganism or any other philosophy of eating, I’ve always questioned any diet that requires lots of supplements. Yes, I know about modern soil depletion, but people weren’t running to the health food store because they ran out of their calcium supplement 5,000 years ago. Lots of supplements just screams “unnatural” to me.

  • Or………….. you could just eat ethically sourced grass fed meat, wild fish,pastured eggs and grass fed dairy and get all the fat soluble vitamins that you need

  • Hi Mike! Thanks for this video! Can you make one about Alzheimer’s disease? My grandpa has it and my family doesn’t think a vegan diet can help at all. I hope you’ll make it! Love your videos!!!

  • Nice video!!

    I have two questions.

    Are these problems if you are vegetarian (since we eat eggs)?

    And, about Omega 3, are flax seeds better than Chia seeds? Do they have different Omega 3 or is it the same one or the other from an Omega 3 point of view?


  • I went vegan to reverse my autoimmune disease and it worked. Unfortunately I made the mistake of thinking i could go back to my unhealthy ways when I got pregnant. I ended up with a severe flare up and here I am going back to veganism for life because it’s worth my health.

  • Actually, if you eat a PROPER vegan diet and not just junk food and processed food all the time (like fake meat, Oreos, etc) then you can get all the nutrients you need. Plus, I personally take supplements to ensure even more that I get everything I need. Also, many non-vegans have very non nutritional diets where all they eat is fried chicken, donuts, and fast food, so they also are prone to lacking essential vitamins. I feel better as a vegan and am very health conscious. I understand it doesn’t work for some people, but honestly it works for most as long as you make sure to eat whenever you’re hungry and eat a wide variety of foods.

  • I’m doing my research paper on plant based diets this year. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to cover all the benefits within my word limit!

  • there are many healthy nutrition in vegan you just have to do research for those who aren’t eating in the right way. Vegan or non vegan you just have to do research to eat healthy.

  • I’m doing plant-based keto, do you think you can touch on what our daily intake of potassium and magnesium should be and how to get it without throwing are Omega-3’s out of whack. I do use Nosalt to bring my potassium level up, but magnesium is a different story. And how much Omega-3’s should we actually be getting? I do a 500mg algea based supplement with EPA and DHA, and about 3.5g to 10g of ALA from food. I try to keep a 2-1 ratio on my Omega-3’s to omega-6s. Thanks. And great content, lost 19lbs in 10 days. And btw, I race dirtbikes, Enduro style, they say it is the most energy consuming sport on the planet since you are riding for 2 hours with your heart rate 180 +. I just rode yesterday for an hour and 15 minutes in a fasted state and I wasn’t even winded and had tons of energy.

  • Beans and cooked greens have always been strengthening for me. I also have been soaking nuts before eating to increase bioavailability.

  • your videos are great Mic., so scientific and informative. i love facts, I watch every video of yours. thank you for being here on youtube

  • Fantastic video, i can honestly say. I did have a hand tremor…doc’s had know idea why. Went vegan 6 months ago…..way… way better!

  • ive been vegan for 6 years and my blood test results always came out perfect. I only take b12 suplements, n twice a week because in the past I was taking it everyday and then I had too much of it lol I’ve also been doing more research about Omega 3 and I’m going to get a DHA+EPA supplement to take once or twice a week just in case.

  • I am pesco-vegetarian so I get fish and diary but not meat.
    I don’t like to think off an animal being slaughtered just for the satisfaction of humans. I was 10 when I turned pesco-vegetarian. I like sushi so I didn’t want to give it up.

  • I was taking Vitamin B12 and Calcium supps for ages, but then came across Exceed by Nutral which has all of the vits and minerals in, as well as 3 protein sources. Can’t recommend it enough

  • I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease nearly 4 years ago, at age 51. I had a stooped posture, tremors, muscle stiffness, sleeplessness, and slow movement. I was placed on Sinemet for 7 months and then Sifrol and rotigotine were introduced which replaced the Sinemet but I had to stop due to side effects. I was in denial for a while as there is no history of PD in my family. I also used amantadine, and physical therapy to strengthen muscles all failed. I decided to adopt a more natural approach and started on Parkinson’s Herbal formula from Organic Herbal Clinic, the Parkinson’s natural formula immensely helped my condition, i had a total recovery from PD with this natural herbal formula treatment. Organic Herbal Clinic official web site www. organicherbalclinic. com. I feel alive again!!

  • How about a video about veganism and psoriasis. I am actually working on healing mine by being an oil-free, whole food vegan! It has taken one month and the change is huge already!!!

  • Silly question but can I just avoid nuts all together while 20:4. Is it a staple of the high fat diet or can I just avoid them. They actually trigger me to overeat.

  • Apparently veganism is the only way to eat healthy now. Not like you can eat whole foods that have meat rather than fast food crap ��

  • My Dad, uncle and 2 aunts all died of parkinson’s. My Sister has MS we seem to have a lot of autoimmune disorders. Thank you for the video

  • I used to have insomnia last months after being vegan for a year, but I’m glad I did cuz this teaches me what useful vitamins r in my food, I love black honey, broccoli and lentils so much, thank you so much ��������✨����

  • Just saw this article. I would love you to do a video on the topic! https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/well/heart-risk-doctors-lipoprotein.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur&referer=https://t.co/qZEwHmTHZs?amp=1

  • Incredible stuff Mike! Thanks for posting. I wish I could get more of my friends and especially family to watch your videos… oh well, I’ll keep trying:-)

  • Bravo Thomas! Balanced, informative and I might add ‘grownup’, thank you for the shout out for B-12 supplementation which is a serious contender.

  • Youtube vegans are spreading the myth that the World Health Organization said that you only need 2% of your calories from protein (also that there’s no medical term for protein deficiency, which there is kwashiorkor and I’ve had this myself. Marasmus when accompanied by lack of calories), when in fact they said 12-15% or something like that, all because 1 vegan Youtuber said it and everyone started spreading it around. Then a vegan guy actually did research on this in a video, and found out that it was 12-15%. However, all vegans outside of this small minority group of vegans that only exists on Youtube mainly live off of high protein, high fat stuff, unlike what even new vegans on Youtube think, so those vegans are getting a ton of protein… The others, however, just repeat what they’re told by other vegans and choose to ignore anything they’re told in regards to nutrition by anyone who isn’t vegan.

  • Apart from the Omega 3 (and only if you had something to do with fish), the other 2 are NOT VEGAN RELATED. Most humans are deficient in the other 2 regardless of their diet choice!

  • Good content! I’m a vegan since this January. I eat various veggies, and fruits sometimes. How often do I need to have B12 and omega-3 acid? Can I be deficient in any of these by now?

    FYI, I don’t feel any bad symptoms so far. Instead, my ulceration problems has gone, bowel movement is much better, I feel light and energetic, and I feel mindful too! �� For every action on daily basis, I analyse it and observe the consequences.

    Veganism really saved my life! Being an IBD patient since few years, I lost hope from being cured. And suddenly I figured out how much diet is linked to my ulcerations and lactose problems. I was fooled since childhood that animal-based products are necessary ��

  • I believe the iron in potatoes is concentrated in the skin, but at 2:37 the potato is being peeled. It could just be a library video clip I suppose.

  • Very off topic, but I’ve recently become Vegan and my family was giving it a try, and all was well until my mom’s blood sugar went up (she has type 1 diabetes). I really want Veganism to be feasible for her but I can’t seem to find much addressing this topic. Here’s a video idea. lol

  • I have absolutely no connection with Parkinson’s (Thank God), not personally neither it is running in our family. I have, however, watched the whole video nevertheless, as I do with all Mic’s exceptionally well researched and presented vids, as a devoted subscriber and a staunch vegan. LOL! Even though I could’ve said to myself: Parkinson’s? Pha, not my concern! and decide to skip that one, I didn’t and instead I have learned and gained so much information yet again and got that uplifting feeling, that if vegan, whole food plant based diet can help so dramatically in alleviating complex and serious diseases such as Parkinson’s, imagine what it does to you when consumed daily for years! Prevention and proper maintenance of your precious organs is just priceless.

  • Wow, so interesting!! Had to watch it two times, because you give so much info in such a short time (sorry, I’m Dutch) but it is extremely fascinating and convincing stuff!! No punnishment in watching it again! Keep up the good work!

  • I’ve been vegan only for two years. I used to be vegetarian before and each year trough my whole life I used to develop neumonia and bronkitis very easily each year I could spent weeks at bed. And I also had a facility to catch flu, fevers and colds. But since I’ve adopted this amazing lifestyle I didn’t have any!! And also the energy has increased a lot but I didn’t went vegan for the health. So while I’m doing the right thing for heart and other complicated living beings but I also get to treat my body! Congratulations for the amazing videos you share and help more people become vegan! Thank you!!

  • Alright, look at this out of interest:

    Gorillas are primarily PLANT eaters. They weigh on average 400 pounds (180Kg). They eat on average 20Kg of plant foods per day. That means they eat on average about 100g food per/Kilogram Body Weight.

    Now If I was to eat a Gorilla diet according to my Body mass which is 64KG, I’d have to eat about 6.4 Kg of RAW plant foods per day.

    This means, 6Kg of a ‘Green apple diet’ would give me: (Low Fat, Low protein)



    % Daily Value *

    Total Fat 10g 13 %

    Saturated Fat 1.7g 8 %

    Sodium 60mg 3 %

    Total Carbohydrate 829g 301 %

    Dietary Fiber 144g 514 %

    Sugar 623g

    Protein 16g 32 %

    Vitamin D 0.00mcg 0 %

    Calcium 360.00mg 28 %

    Iron 7.20mg 40 %

    Potassium 6420mg 137 %

    However, if it was let’s say a ‘Mustard Greens diet’, it would give me a shocking Surprise! See below…



    % Daily Value *

    Total Fat 25g 32 %

    Saturated Fat 0.6g 3 %

    Sodium 1200mg 52 %

    Total Carbohydrate 280g 102 %

    Dietary Fiber 192g 686 %

    Sugar 79g

    Protein 172g 344 %

    Vitamin D 0.00mcg 0 %

    Calcium 6900.00mg 531 %

    Iron 98.40mg 547 %

    Potassium 23040mg 490 % (Again we see a low fat fat diet, but with plenty of Proteins, And sufficient Carbohydrates)

    But humans arn’t Gorillas, and there’s no way that I can eat 6Kg of Raw greens. However, an Adult Male Gorilla DNA allows him to grow to 180kg. The human DNA allows him to grow to about Half of that, i.e. 90kg. So, If I’m Following a Strictly Gorilla Diet, according to my HUMAN DNA, Id have to eat about 3kg of greens per day. This would STILL give me All the Calcium, Magnesium, Iron that’s reccommended.
    Not easy, But Possible. Even more possible if I was to Tweak the diet a bit by adding in some Nuts and seeds.

  • chocolate, cacao in any form and swiss chard contain oxalates as well! which inhibit calcium and iron absorption! important to know. so saying dark choc (high cacao content) is good source of iron is very, very misleading. I hear that so often, it’s concerning. somebody pls share this info.

  • I’d die if I went outside in the sun for 15 minutes. It’s so hot where I live and I’d probably get burned to a crisp. Lol I’m jk but yeah I’ve been walking around for about 20 minutes in the sun every other day. I’m going to get my blood tests soon. I had a blood test done before I was vegetarian or vegan and I was fine. I took supplements and ate mostly plant based foods anyway. Now that I am vegan I wanna take a blood test to see if I’m still fine.:)

  • When someone tells/lectures you, at length, to do something that you’re already doing.

    A Vegan diet is restrictive?
    Didn’t Jeremy Clarkson say the same thing about the drink drive limit?

  • Hey Mic:-) Could you make a video on the health benefits of seeds, such as chia seeds, sesame seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds, etc? Most people don’t know much about them, how to use them and why they should eat them more + people that are allergic to gluten can eat them instead of nuts in many recipes. I love your videos, they’re very helpful, interesting and different from other vegan channels. Thanks!!

  • You are infinitely better than Unnatural Vegan in every way. You fully research all your topics and explain it well; she just talks for twenty minutes in her video about why all other vegans are wrong and she’s the only “rational” one.

  • Hi Mi, I have recently been inspired to become vegan because of you a couple months ago:)
    my entire family are animal eaters, but my mother has heart disease. I commonly repeat to her health benefits of veganism that I hear from vegan health documentaries and videos, and at one point I mentioned benefits of veganism for heart disease and she became very interested.
    Do you have any videos of yours that you’ve made that specifically target heart disease? If yes I’d love to be given the link, but if not it’d be nice to see a new video on it:)
    Thanks Mic!

  • Hi Mic! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I was wondering why you recommand to stop eating salt while there are alternatives like Himalayan salt which is not bad for you, it even has a lot of minerals. I trust your opinions and I hope you will adress this issue.

  • Have you ever done a video on taurine? Parkinsons is associated with lower taurine plasma levels and taurine is supposed to have a neurological benefits, growing brains cells. The body can produce taurine but there are no dietary sources of taurine on the vegan diet (that I know of). It would be interesting to know about taurine supplementation or carnitine supplementation etc on vegan diet considering that vegans usually have a lower blood level of this amino acid compared to people on a carnitarian diet

  • I’m not vegan, but I totally see the benefits of a plant-based diet and incorporate more fruits and veggies into my diet in hopes of one day just not wanting animal products.

  • I supplement with 2 tablespoons of ground flax seeds daily, at least 1000 IU Vitamin D daily, a small bite of one tablet of B12 at every meal, and one multivitamin every other day. I eat a whole food/ plant based cuisine. I exercise strenuously at least 4 times a week by performing cardio, weight training, stretching. I also donate blood regularly to the red cross. My blood numbers are well within normal range on all nutrients with a total cholesterol of 135. My BMI is around 22-23. I feel okay except I have DOMS pretty much every day.

  • For some disease, animal protein and dairy isn’t the cause, unless these food were taken in large amounts for years. The keyword is Overconsumption. So I will stick to my current diet: less meat, less dairy and more plants on plates.

  • The reason why your vitamin D is low despite living in a sunny place and spending a lot of time outside in the sun is because the liver and kidneys convert vitamin D, so if you have a low vitamin D content you have problems with 1 or both organs. Did you know that a reduced liver function can only be seen in the blood if it has already lost 80% of its effect! This is because the blood is only intended for the transport of nutrients and not for the detection of diseases. When diseases are seen in the blood, there is already a lot of damage on a cellular level! For more on this see the channel of Dr. Robert Morse

  • Great video with good information! One doubt though… you said that D3 is not vegan, and commented “who’d want to take it anyway”? But then you say that you bought a D3 supplement… did you mean D2?

  • Nice video.

    Could you please make a video about vaccination? I would be very interested in your thoughts on this subject as there are basically no vegan options for this.

    Thank a lot!

  • Thomas i think you forgot to mention that Vitamin k2 is just as important as D vitamin when it comes to absorption of calcium. K2 which is often derived from animal sources or fermented vegetables.

  • i was gona erase your video from my smart list now that im a lot wiser on how TOXIC SUplements TRULY are (Suplement industry by T Colin Campbell amazing BRilliant video the man worked for the pharmaceuticals he denounce most of the bull shit going on in there),, but i saw the result comparision mesures,, witch DEF interests me,, and then you also said people eating a variety of Whole food Plant Base was not needed except b12 completly agree on those,,, been watching chronometer,, i dont eat any fats and except my vit E i think and probably sunshyne,, but i feel like the stardards of Vit D have been corrupted,, since you did say you love spending time outside,, and i saw new data on that fact,, that people living in the north shoudnt be exposed to the sun as much nor should they,, our skin is white for a fkin reason,, but black people need a lot more sun then us,, the darker the skin,,, the less absorption,, just like plants i guess lol

    put a plant indoor out of sun,, the leaves are CLEAR so clear you can see the glowing green sun through,, but when you put directly outside summer,, one they gona burn,, then new ones gona grow with a MUCH darker and thicker leaves,, i had some plants for a long time,, new ones will die too fast tho,, and much more info on sun,,, like the daylight sun is soooo much that you can get cancer from it,, no one should be out during that time,,, witch is contradictory same time,, no wonder mexican are better then us for working the fields,, we weak as fuck when it comes to outside,, and pills are not the same AT ALL very difficult/too much dosage in one time,, instead of preferably CONSTANT and SPRead Evenly constantly IN A WHOLE Food form,, NOT CONCENTRAted suplements,, anything transformed is bad for health,, lots of cardiovascular problems it creates and cancers the suplements give people (and after these retards with very high education think they eat healthy,, fkin idiot,, its best to be a little deficient then taking suplements,, your body addapts to it,, tho blood test urine test are always mvp,, then find the food for it)


  • Great video! Very true! The improper ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 is a huge killer! So important to consume flax seed!

    It would be cool to see a video like this for a standard diet, because non-vegans are typically deficient in calcium, iodine, vitamin c + e, folate, magnesium and fiber.

    Vegans typically consume more than enough calcium because as you mentioned leafy greens and tons of other plants have calcium which is a staple of a vegan diet!

  • I really appreciate the advice regarding coffee which studies have show to help while other have shown that it does not help. I will continue drinking coffee and not drinking coffee

  • So FYI God invented plants for us to wipe our butts with. Get that crap out of your mouth and eat fat and meat it’s tasty and verry good for you. ������

  • According to this page Chia has more omega 3 than Mackrel: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-omega-3-rich-foods not sure why it’s on 10th, is there a typo?

  • Veganism is the number one cause of malnutrition on the developed world. Also, it causes a high amount of uric acid which is terrible for your kidneys.

  • So being vegan you basically need a tonne load of synthetic man made supplements. Big pharma and big food must love this cult. Why don’t they open up a monthly payment plan with them until they need it for stomach surgery.

  • Umm Mic, use more apealing titles like There is hope for parkinson, or a surprising way to cure parkinson.. you will reach out more people and help more, just a tip, youre more experienced and succesful as an youtuber than me, so idk.
    great video, as always

  • Thanks for putting together such an informative, uplifting compilation of studies. With all that is wrong in the world, it’s good to find a bright spot.

  • Thanks for the great content. I discovered you a few weeks ago and have subbed and have been binge watching your videos. I am a Vegetarian gone Vegan, so I am trying to catch up on the pros and if there are any, cons of the Vegan diet. I came across a terrifying article about irreversible brain shrinkage, particularly in older Vegans. I know fats are good for brain health, and we can certainly get plenty of fat, but maybe not the right Omega 3s. I didn’t see if you addressed this “brain shrinkage” concept. I would love to see your thoughts on this, if you have read up on it at all.

  • A bit disappointed he’s sold out. Telling people they should try vegan at least a couple of weeks a year then speaks about how it’s a diet that should be supplemented. Don’t try appease the vegans because you’re trying to be PC, say it as it is. It’s a diet with far too many health concerns when used long term.

  • WOW THE IDIOT ENCOURAGE GROUND FLAX INSTEAD???? FOR FUCK SAKE THE IDIOTIC bull shit,, i get the weirdness of the fkin seed thing

    (lol just put them in the soil and cut them whenever you want flax instead,, like all other herbivores on the planet do

  • Even if you’re eating all plants, the heavy metals from soil can block people from absorbing nutrients. Mercury can block you rom absorbing certain vitamins.

  • If you have Menorrhagia or excessive blood loss from a period. It is likely that you will have a tendency towards anemia regardless of how perfectly your diet is managed.

  • Animals are feed with hormones, antibiotics and VITAMINS? Whaaat?

    And just for you to know. Plants are alive. They have living cells. So eating a apple is also killing something live. Altrought plants don’t have the central nervous system yes

  • Your not going to be depleted of vitamins and minerals you “STOLE” from your mother in womb for many years. So keep checking your blood test every year. and keep track of how your diet changes. And remember your not a scientist these are just your own experiences, your own opinion and your just sharing YOUR journey. (vlogging) Scientists are currently doing studies by watching children in poverty eating NOTHING but Paste, from the day they are born, tracking every step of their life. so ya, keep vlogging, everyday. take pictiures, write journals, and post daily/monthly/yearly. You might interest the scientific community to follow. And when your 40 and look back at this… xD who knows where you will be.

  • Eat raw meat and drink blood like an animal, like a wolf

    Blood Test Results Over 2 Years of Keto & Over 1 Year of Raw Meat


    Is there a deficiency of vitamins and minerals?


    So, thoughts? https://youtu.be/vPUTH0ZOBJ4

    Blood Results After Vegan Over 20 Years Can Longterm Vegan Be Healthy?


  • Getting too much fiber can be a bad thing, actually making hard for you to absorb nutrients. The easiest fix is going for low fiber carb sources, cooking your vegetables and, eating just fibrous protein and green leafy vegetable sources.

  • Being vegan is a personal choice but when these people glamorize and project this behavior as being trendy and in fashionable it is a dangerous path. I am only concerned about their children they are innocent and they need to be fed in the way nature intended. When these children are adults they can make their informed choices if they want to be vegan as adults then it is their decision but to force children into a stunted existence and cause them irreparable harm is evil. On the other extreme end we have the agribusiness factory farming industry where we treat animals in the most terrible abusive ways. Such abuse is leading mankind into a spiral of disease and viruses and this food system will destroy our environment and health. It is a sad situation that we are stuck between two extremist situations in which people are falling into a wretched trap.

  • I had even lower vitamin D levels before switching to a plant based diet. It’s really common for white and Asian women, specifically.

    Wheat grass is RICH in Vitamin B12 and it is a wonderful vegan source for B12. I grow wheat grass in my own garden and have been vegan for years. I incorporate wheat grass into my daily diet by inserting it into my smoothies, juices, salads, soups, stews, buddha bowls, etcetera. I have never had a deficiency in B12 in my life. Why do people keep claiming that vegans have ZERO access to B12 when wheat grass literally exists? I have been vegan for years and have been consuming wheat grass on a daily basis for years as well never met a B12 deficiency in my entire life. (Without taking supplements). And yes, wheat grass is very much edible. Also, it is an amazing source of protein as well. Why is no one ever talking about it?

  • Amazing, she is basically anemic.

    Normal levels are generally between 34.9 and 44.5 percent for adult women and 38.8 to 50 percent for adult men. These values may change depending on your age. Hemoglobin. Lower than normal hemoglobin levels indicate anemia. Has to be tampered never heard of 31 being perfectly fine. Im shocked really

  • There is no need to take any nutritional supplement, or eat animal proteins. Intestinal microbes produce all B vitamins, including B 12! Metagenomic analysis has predicted that Bacteroides fragilis and Prevotella copri (Bacteroidetes); Clostridium difficile, Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and Ruminococcus lactaris (Firmicutes); Bifidobacterium animalis, B.infantis, and B.longum (Actinobacteria); Fusobacterium varium (Fusobacteria) possess a vitamin B12 biosynthesis pathway. Indeed, Lactobacillus plantarum and L. coryniformis isolated from fermented food produce vitamin B12, and Bifidobacterium animalis synthesizes vitamin B12 during milk fermentation. Thanks for your watching!

  • I’ve been vegan for 3.5 years and just got my results back, I was 19% below the accepted level for b12, 1% under for iron (lol!) And 11% under in vitamin D

  • I just got my bloodtests done and I am a bit low on some things, amongst them B12, so I am very happy I found this video, now I know to buy a spray version of B12 rarher than pills! ��

  • Sesame is super packed with iron and calcium….Every day I eat 50 grams of sesame seed and I bet I get more iron and calcium than what an average meat eater would get from his daily diet…

  • Vegans just don’t seem to understand that humans need over 50 nutritional factors ( A, B6, B12, iron, calcium, D, K2, F…ect) that plants cannot produce and never will.
    Human evolution throughout thousands of years survived and thrived on meat and fats.
    NOT sugar.

  • Why when someone is omnivore is assumed to be eating clean not fried chicken, organic beef, no lactose milk, but veganism is junk food, like fries, oreos, ice cream, mock meat. It’s not remotely objective. It’s called Distortion of confirmation, only look for “evidence” that agrees with our own believes.

  • why not just show the full results of the test on the screen as a screenshot with the personal details censored? why only show single lines or sections at once at a low resolution? why only show 4 substances tested for, surely a blood test measures more than that? anyone that takes a video like this at face value (especially with all of the jump cuts when she was about to actually say what she thinks) is a bona fide dope. Not to mention the fact that anyone, regardless of their diet, could start eating foods that they say shouldn’t be eaten the moment they turn the camera off. like that jon venus guy, literally just eat some eggs and fish the moment you press stop on the camera, noone would know as long as you edited carefully.

  • Hey mic could you do a video on how dairy causes eczema i have has severe eczema and when I went vegan it helped a lot! I wish my friends understand when I say dairy is bad for you. They say my bones are going to break?! Can you believe that!?

  • All protein originates from plant sources, if you’re eating meat to meet your protein needs, you’re just consuming recycled protein. These industry’s ( meat and dairy) are very misleading with their propaganda promoting that we need meat for protein and that we need dairy for calcium. A plant based diet is the healthiest diet because you skip out consuming cholesterol and excess amounts of saturated fat found in all animal products. Eggs are not legally able to be classified as healthy, safe, a good source of protein etc, by the industry because they would be promoting information they know to be false. I know you are studying for your dietetics degree, as am I, but some of the information put into our textbooks and lectures has been funded by these industries. I’ve had to do a lot of research for myself outside of classes to find this information out


    AND NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT ”GROUND” FLAX,, THEY MUST BE WHOLE OR THEY USELESS, SICK OF MORONS BUYING THOSE,, THEY SHOULDNT EXIST AT ALL,, THEY USELESS onced crushed i keep hearing that from all my doctors,, YOU MUST CRUSH THEM YOURSELF or soak them,, and i heard you can freeze them once crushed if you wish,, BUT WHEN SOLD THEY DONT HAVE ANY IMPACts,, one of my doctors blood tested the difference,,

    also wished you showed all your results,, ugh gona have to erase you neways apparently,, i cant stand the stupidity

  • Thanks for this vid <3 My dad has Parkinson´s, as well as his dad had and also my grandma from mother´s side had it, so I am pretty afraid of getting it. Today, thanks to your vid, I convinced my dad to try going vegan. I am amazed by all the good effect mentioned in this video, I hope, he could get better as well...

  • How did you not conclude that PEOPLE may lack essential nutrients. Theres nothing exclusive about plant based diets. If we are looking at averages of dietary groups HONESTLY you would see the data and conclude that people may be lacking essential nutrients on any vague dietary category because on average they are.

  • Eggs eggs eggs why is it not mentioned here. Eggs contain a compound that impairs absorption of iron. Phosphoprotein called phosvitin is a protein with a iron binding capacity that may be responsible for the low bioavailability of iron from eggs. This iron inhibiting characteristic of eggs is called the “egg factor”. The egg factor has been observed in several separate studies. One boiled egg can reduce absorption of iron in a meal by as much as 28%
    This is not even controversial i don’t see this in any vegan nutritional websites or mentioned by doctors.
    Its strange, its not surprising that mainstream won’t talk about it because of the egg industry lobbying but how come vegans didn’t find this
    There are so many things i am the first find out about and it takes years to spread out this is the latest one. Here is a reference from a non-vegan website http://www.irondisorders.org/diet
    This should be included in this video because is developing countries like India they give poor kids an egg for their meal and after a year or so they find they have iron deficiency and the UN is giving then iron supplements and blaming a vegetarian diet.

  • Yay, a fellow Greger fan. I ♥️ that you mentioned flaxseed over supplementation. I agree that supplementation is not bad, but good to hear that there are whole foods that provide the needed vitamins. For anyone interested, you can buy the flaxseeds whole & grind them in a coffee bean grinder (maybe even a blender). Love the tip about blackstrap molasses!

  • What I do the day before I donate blood: I eat about half a pound of raisins, and wash it down with some kind of citrus juice to make the iron more bio-available.

    Also, tiger nuts have as much iron as red meat.

  • Hello Mic. I’m a 17-year pescatarian that made a commitment to go vegan this year. My last hurrah was a week vacation in New Orleans filled with pizza and catfish Po’ Boys. I’ve been vegan since getting back to SF on January 9th. The difference in how I feel and function is remarkable. Thank you for the continued motivation and inspiration.

  • Not trying to criticize you just trying to look out for you and anyone else who watches this video and sees this video. There are 3 types of omega-3’s APA EPA and DHA flax seeds are rich in omega 3-s but only ALA the body and brain needs a sufficient source of the DHA source which is where the algae supplement comes into play