All You Need to Know Regarding Vitamin B-12
"Forgive me my
nonsense, as I also forgive the
nonsense of those that think they talk
- Robert Frost
Yesterday (June 13, 2011), TMZ reported
that "Lack of
vitamin B-12 can make you feel very weak and it's hard
to get in most vegetable sources."
I always thought that TMZ (a
celebrity gossip website)
stood for "The Mad Zombies" but I was wrong.
stands for that narrow zone in Hollywood in which local
celebrity gossip news can be filmed and then sent to studio
production in order to appear on the evening news.
Sadly, the Vitamin
B-12 blurb appeared yesterday.
Many vegetarian writers, doctors, and
that Vitamin B-12 supplements are critical to the
of vegans. I believe this to be pure nonsense.
I get more
than a dozen inquiries each week regarding
Vitamin B-12 needs. Please
circulate this column which
should end the debate regarding the need for
and useless B-12 supplements.
In 1996, Victor Herbert
determined that Vitamin B-12
deficiency is rare among vegans, even though
most do not
take supplemental B-12. His landmark work was published
in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vol. 59,
"To a great extent, B-12 is recycled from liver bile
digestive system...The enterohepatic circulation of vitamin
B-12 is very important in vitamin B-12 economy and
reabsorb 3-5 mcg of bile vitamin B-12.
Because of this, an efficient
keeps the adult vegan, who eats very little
from developing B-12 deficiency disease..."
real science, the B-12 myth continues. If you feel
that you must eat B-12
(which is produced by bacterial
action), then buy organic carrots and be
sure to eat the
unwashed roots. Washing will kill the bacteria, rich with
Vitamin B-12. If you dislike carrots, consider the Biblical
Solomon. If the Song of Solomon inspires you, then
you will most
certainly be in good hands.
(May God bless those wise prophets who
or chemical laboratories were divinely inspired to
about nature's most sensual source of Vitamin B-12.)
**********FROM: The Song of Solomon**********
"Thy plants are an
orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant
fruits; camphor, with spikenard,
spikenard and saffron;
calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of
and aloes, with all the chief spices...A fountain of
a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon. Awake, O
north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that
thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his
garden, and eat his
pleasant fruits. Open to me, my love, my
dove, my undefiled: for my head
is filled with dew, and my
locks with the drops of the night.
beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices,
to feed in
the gardens, and to gather lilies. I am my beloved's,
and my beloved is
mine: he feedeth among the lilies.
I went down into the garden of
nuts to see the fruits of the
valley, and to see whether the vine
flourished and the
pomegranates budded. How fair and how pleasant art
thou, O love,
And the roof of thy mouth like the
best wine for my beloved, that
goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of
those that are asleep to
speak. I am my beloved's, and his desire is
Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the
flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates
bud forth: there will I give thee my love.
I would cause thee to
drink of spiced wine of the juice of my
Without embarrassment, this is a subject that needs to be
discussed. I am
past the point of being disgusted by know-
it-all vegetarian and vegan
nutritionists and dieticians who
believe that one must take artificial
from cow intestines, containing Vitamin B-12 in order
maintain good health. The fact that vegans have B-12 in
bloodstreams is evidence enough that we're somehow
obtaining it. Low
dose, high dose, it really doesn't matter.
Fact is that we need just a
few micrograms of B-12, and a
five-year supply is stored in the average
human liver. That
fact alone negates the scare tactics of those who
the pure vegan diet, or dispense supplements as a part of
their self-sustaining practices.
Vegan blood contains some B-12. In
that, there is no debate.
Vegan semen and vaginal secretions contain many
Vitamin B-12 than does human blood.
The solution? Make
love. Enjoy oral sex. The ingestion of
sexual body secretions from your
significant other will
insure good health for you through a
version of vegan nutrition.
In addition to the
usual frogs, snails, and puppy dogs
tails, what are little boys made of?
What exactly is in
semen? Ten percent of semen consists of sperm cells,
500 million per ejaculate. It takes only one sperm cell to
fertilize an egg. I often wonder why the other 499,999 are
What constitutes the other 90% of semen? In addition to
amounts of vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids,
semen contains up to 20
times the level of Vitamin B-12 as
does human blood serum. Vaginal fluids
contain a similar
makeup, rich in B-12.
Scientists were aware of
this information decades ago, but
had no socially-tactful means to
transmit this information
to the lay person. (Yes, I know, you simply
adore my use of
the English language).
As early as March of 1984,
Carmel Bernstein and a team of
investigators published evidence in the
Journal of Clinical
Investigations (73;3, Vitamin B-12 in human seminal
revealing that blood has one-tenth the amount of B-12 as
Eight years later, the Scandanavian Journal of Clinical
Laboratory Investigations (Hansen, 1992 Nov;52(7):647-52)
B-12 levels in human semen run as high as 20
times that of blood. Similar
amounts of B-12 have been found
in vaginal secretions.
humans, enamored by the artificial chemicals contained in
perfumes, and colognes have an aversion to oral sex
because of the taste
or smell. Can such a dislike of natural
body odors ever be justified?
Long ago, in the days before artificial modern-day
and deodorants were used to mask human odors, people enjoyed
body smells. Don Juan would keep handkerchiefs under his
armpits and wave
them in front of ladies' noses. That action
was designed to bring them to
arousal from his own natural
essences and bouquet which contained
containing natural sexual messengers that
instinctual feelings shared by all mammals. Truth revealed:
Why does a male dog mount and hump a human female leg,
pelvis as if in the act of copulation? It's
not because he smells your
puppy, ladies. It's because he
smells your very own pheromones which
trigger a genetically
pre-determined fixed action pattern in Fido's
On to the olfactory bouquet from your own essences.
Dairy farmers know that if their cows eat onions or garlic
less than 30
minutes before milking, those powerfully
offensive smells will be
included in their body secretions
which are then transmitted to their
milk. A similar event
occurs with human body fluids. You are what you
know when meat-eating humans walk into the woods. Vegans
have a way with denizens of the forest. Vegans do not eat
creatures. Deer can tell by human smells. So
can dogs and other mammals
possessing keener olfactory
senses than humans.
For many years,
non dairy-using Japanese people called
Americans "butter-people," for the
rancid smell that would
seep out of our pores. I can smell butter people.
amazed at the number of people calling themselves vegan who
actually dairy users. I can smell the aftermath of pizza
24 hours after a
vegan eats one by his or her offensive
odor. The mozzarella turns rancid
from within. Its smell
lingers on a user's breath. Milk the cow and get
or onion milk. Milk the human and get Kentucky-fried chicken
Humans who eat meat ingest large amounts of sulfur-based
amino acids. That is one of the qualities of meat protein.
becomes a part of their own smell and taste. Eat
large amounts of
methionine and you'll taste quite rancid.
I have met many vegans who
relate anecdotal evidence of how
other vegans make better lovers because
they "taste better."
Where are Masters and Johnson when you need them?
that comes from this column will result in two lovers
enjoying a large meal of fresh pineapple before their next
foreplay. Gourmets and epicurians of the world,
unite. Your next dose of
love will contain the best vitamin
pill in the world. Was it Mary Poppins
who sang, "Just a
spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down"?
So, remember -- for B-12, make love, and do so in good taste.
of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery;
and this is best
done by saying over the lines to yourself
again and again, till they
pass through the stage of sounding
like nonsense, and finally return to
a full sense that had
at first escaped notice."
- Anthony Hecht