There is a far-too common claim floating around the Internet--I'll leave you to hazard a guess from whom and where this came--about:
[Vitamin] B12 in meat is from supplements given to cows... so why not just take [Vitamin B12 as a supplement] directly, anyway?
When I read into this oft-mentioned quote, I see three other arguments that pop out which attempt to support this claim. For one, there's the assumption that cows need to be supplemented with Vitamin B12; two, that cows are regularly and often supplemented with Vitamin B12; and finally, as the quote above obviously states, meat comes from animals that were supplemented with Vitamin B12 therefore it's better to "cut out the middleman" by not eating meat and taking Vitamin B12 supplements directly instead.
But how truthful is this claim? Is it completely false, or is there some element of truth to it?
There's only one way to find out!
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