BREAKING NEWS!

Water lentils are a natural plant-based source of Vitamin B12.


Vitamin B12 , also known as cobalamin, is a water-soluble vitamin that is crucial to how the body functions. Traditionally Vitamin B12 is only found in animal-based food sources. This has proved challenging for many plant-based eaters, specifically vegans and vegetarians.

Vitamin B12 is essential to the body for numerous functions and can cause long-term health problems for those who fall deficient. While supplements are readily available, they commonly use an unnatural form of Vitamin B12. Until now, there has been no all-natural plant source of Vitamin B12.

Confirmed by multiple independent tests, water lentils offer the first all-natural (bio-active) plant source of Vitamin B12.
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Reasons why Vitamin B12 is incredibly important:

  • BONE LOSS
    Studies have found a correlation between Vitamin B12 deficiency and bone loss.
  • BRAIN HEALTH
    Deficiency can cause long-term neurological problems. Vitamin B12 is essential for the upkeep of the myelin, which is a protective layer over your neurons.
  • HEART HEALTH
    Vitamin B12 has been proven to lower homocysteine levels. High homocysteine levels have been found to increase risk of heart disease.
  • ANEMIA
    Vitamin B12 is important in red blood cell formation. Without it, red blood cells can become malformed and anemia can develop.
  • MOOD
    Vitamin B12 plays a part in serotonin synthesis, which affects your mood.

How much do you need?

The daily recommended value of Vitamin B12 in healthy men and women is 2.4 micro-grams.
In a 100 gram serving, water lentils contain 750% of your daily recommended allowance.

The B12 Breakdown

It is important to understand the four types of cobalamin (Vitamin B12) - from natural to lab made - and how the body utilizes each one differently.
Adenosylcobalamin

Adenosylcobalamin is a cofactor in the conversion of methylmalonyl-CoA (MMA) into succinyl-CoA, an important enzyme used in the citric acid cycle to create energy.

Methylcobalamin

Methylcobalamin is used to convert homocysteine into methionine. High homocysteine levels are associated with an increased risk in developing heart disease.

Cyanocobalamin

Cyanocobalamin, the most common form used in supplements, is not a natural form of cobalomin. It is manufactured in labs through bacterial fermentation. It must be converted to methylcobalamin or adenosylcobalamin to be used.

Hydroxycobalamin

Hydroxycobalamin is found naturally in foods. The body naturally converts it into methylcobalamin or adenosylcobalamin.

What about Water Lentils?

A U.S. based company that commercially grows water lentils has confirmed through six independent tests the presence of both adenosylcobalamin and methylcobalamin (the best ones!) inside the water lentil plant.

A Really BIG Deal

It has been reported that up to 40% of the global population is deficient in Vitamin B12. Deficiency can cause loss of energy, depression and long-term neurological deficits.

What about Nori?

Nori has been widely debated as a source of Vitamin B12. However, recent studies have shown that although raw nori contains the real Vitamin B12, dried nori contains a large amount of pseudovitamin B12 (an analog that mimics Vitamin B12).

What about Chlorella?

Studies have analyzed various chlorella supplements to find that they range from <0.1 mcg to 415 mcg per 100 grams. This wide range can be due to the different conditions that chlorella is grown under., making it an unreliable source.

What about Spirulina?

Due to old testing methods, spirulina was once believed to contain Vitamin B12. However, new tests have shown that spirulina contains a pseudovitamin B12 (an analog that mimic Vitamin B12 without the physiological action of the vitamin).