So much contradiction on the web!
VegSoc says vegans should take b12 in supplement form. Even Dr. Fuhrman says we should take a synthetic vitamin pill.
However, "The Vitamin B12 article" (http://www.living-foods.com/articles/b12issue.html
) warns of the danger of taking synthetic stuff.
I've never been happy with the idea of taking pills/tablets for nutrition.
The Vitamin B12 article suggests relying on organic veg with trace amounts of organic soil.
Now I've heard that the small amount of B12 we need can also be obtained from certain sprouted seeds (this page is in German but I will translate the key paragraph below):
http://www.alles-vegetarisch.de/article ... Samen.html
"Linsensprossen enthalten u.a. die Vitamine A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, viel Vitamin C und E, dazu Eisen, Mangan, Natrium, Niacin, Phosphor und Zink."
"Sprouted linseeds contain, amongst others, the vitamins A, B1, B3, B6, B12 (!), lots of Vitamin C and E, as well as iron, manganese, sodium, niacin, phosphorous and zinc."
Definitely no need for pill supplements then.
After all you don't hear gorillas say, "I must go down to the shops to get myself a packet of vitamin tablets."