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http://www.calacademy.org/sciencetoday/early-human-diets/5511123/

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When looking under the primata order, it's quite obvious that by anatomy and physiology, as well as DNA composition in comparison to the surface area to volume ratio of other primates, that we're optimally frugivorous, regardless of what our ancestors have consumed at various points of time (which should not be an indicator of a natural diet).

I wonder how they solved the ACTIVE B12 and iron issue, eating nothing but fruits and leaves.

Surely they must have caught and eaten prawns, oysters, snails etc. to 

subliment all the fruit and greens. I couldn't eat a raw snail or even oysters,

but where else did they get their active B12 from?

From the soil? 

From the studies i have read, it's a myth that you can get active B12 from

Spirulina, mushrooms, fermented foods etc. I'm considering going vegan, but

i don't wanna have a B12 deficiency in 5-10 years or something, cause it doesnt show in an early stage. Do you have any links to studies showing active B12 in plants etc.?

if your that worried just supplement. luckily our body stores b12 so you dont have to take it everyday

Yeah i thought that that was the way to do it, but supplements don't

contain the active form of B12, and taking the inactive form of B12,

increases your need for active B12. I read it from a study, from an

american university. I'll see if i can find it...

B12 is a vitamin that is produced naturally by cyanobacteria, commonly found in dirt and insects that are on unsprayed and unwashed fruit. Yes, we would've been eating a lot of dirt and insects along with the fruit and foliage. Iron doesn't at all seem much of an issue if there is adequate calorie and vitamin C intake.

Concerning that there are numerous environmental factors that degrade the amount of intestinal flora that lives within us, it's not a surprise that 40% of the US is either deficient or borderline on the vitamin.

Interesting! I'll look into cyanobacterias right away.

Hmm..."Most of the edible blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) used for human supplements predominantly contain pseudovitamin B(12), which is inactive in humans". Again, it's not the active B12. Do you have a link?

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17959839

It's awfully strange that the article refers to B12 in fortified cereals being a good source for vegans. The B12 form in those cereals is of cyanocobalamin which again, is produced by cyanobacteria.

A lot of meat products for domesticated animals is also fortified with B12.

You are looking for an article that states that B12 producing bacteria are found within the soil?

A more important question may be, what causes B12 deficiency in the meat-eating population, and why is it so common?

True, an interesting question. My theory is the lack of probiotics (healthy bacterias) and enzymes in the western humans digestive system. Maybe because we don't have the enough probiotics and enzymes in our intestines, we cannot break down all the meat properly, to get all the vitamins and minerals we need.

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