>>>One study done in 2000 by Donaldson at Hallelujah Acres on primarily live food diet people, but with some B-12 supplementation via nutritional yeast, showed only about 15% of the people were less than 200, and none of them less than 160. The supplementation with nutritional yeast was 5 pg. of B-12 from one tablespoon of Red Star Vegetarian Support.<<<
So Red Star definitely does the job...and the recommended dosage is TWO tablespoons a day, not one. So if these people studied would have been given the proper dosage none would have even been 'on the edge'.
>>>My general recommendation is that if you have symptoms of B-12 deficiency, you can even start with a 100 pg. injection, or according to the research, an oral administration of 1,000 pg. per day for two to four weeks is equal to repeated monthly injections. After about a month of the oral, the dose can be cut in half. One can even cut that in half again. I don't really recommend nutritional red star yeast, because of the fungal potential; I think that the safest and healthiest approach is via supplementation.<<<
::::huge smirk & sarcasm...and ANGER::::
Oh yes "Doctor", of course :::throws up hands & rolls eyes::: you recommend getting injections (MD,$$$) or expensive/pharmaceutical/synthetic 'oral administration' instead of the yeast....but your reason can NOT be because of the "fungal potential". You see, with all your advanced scientific training & education, you forgot to mention one VERY important FACT...
Red Star Nutritional Yeast is made from NON-ACTIVE Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast. (It's been 'sterilized' so there is absolutely NO potential for ANY type of fungal infections).
'Wouldn't want you to learn about or recommend something that costs less than $10 a month, tastes great and blows away trips to the MD and pharmacy.
But hey, we all really appreciate you taking the time to share your knowledge & research (assuming that we can trust anything else in the article, when a friggin' MD can't even take the time to know whether or not the best vegan source for B12 on the market is active or non-active yeast).
:::in my best 'Mr Rogers' voice:::
Okay Curezoners, can you say "conflict of interest"? Sure, I knew you could!