Your in Philly? We did a talk there last Monday at Arnold's way. Drop past for a 'banana whip' and tell em Durianrider sent you in.
I stopped taking iron sups when I went vegan back in 2001. My iron levels are always good. B12 I started taking in November in 2009. I didnt have any physical symptoms but after running lots of tests I learnt that I lack intrinsic factor so doing b12 shots was an obvious solution to a problem Im not going to be able to solve naturally. I just self admin a 1000mcg intramuscular shot of hydroxycobalamin b12 every 2 months. It takes 1 minute out of my day and cost me 2$ from the local chemist. Ive smashed ALL of my cycling climbing TT times this year and set pb's in 5k,10k and 21k. I cant say thats from the b12 shots though as Ive made an EXTRA conscious effort to get early nights, stay hydrated and chow down sufficient (lots) of carbs each day consistently.
raw vegan banana case that has cycled over 190 000km cycled as a vegan.
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