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As far as we know, vegans need to supplement with B12 to prevent deficiency due to a higher risk of such.

How long does it take for B12 deficiency to develop, if a vegan person does not take any B12? If there is no access to supplementation, how long is it possible to live without any health risks like nerve damage etc.?

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  • P.S. I understand it is hard to give an estimate, depends on many factors, but like inaccurate average values would be also ok. – Maxgmer Sep 19 at 9:15
  • Some recent blood tests were good for everything except low B12 but I have not had previous tests so I don't know when it developed. I am now taking a supplement but it disappoints me that I need to; I prefer natural sources. – badjohn Sep 19 at 10:09
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    It says you need to inject B12 every 2~3 months basis. – Knowledge Drilling Sep 20 at 15:15