It’s a well-known fact that the most natural and sufficient way to feed a baby is with breast milk – this provides the specific micronutrients needed for their development. But a lesser known fact is that mothers should pay extra attention to vitamin D in the first year of a child's life, regardless if they are bottle or breastfed. Why do doctors recommend additional vitamin D for the tiniest of babies? And why is spending loads of time outdoors or getting it via food not sufficient?
Histamine intolerance describes an overload of a protein substance in the body that cannot be broken down. Specifically, it is a breakdown disorder of histamine – caused by the deficiency of the histamine-degrading enzyme diamine oxidase (DAO). Histamine passes through the intestinal mucosa into the bloodstream, from there into the organs where it irritates the cells.
While most micronutrients are found in abundance in a vegan diet, there is one vitamin that requires special consideration: vitamin B12 (cobalamin). This vitamin rarely occurs in plant foods, and if so, only in very small amounts. Without supplementation, there is an increased risk of deficiency – as recent data from a Czech study confirm.
Cobalamin or Coenzyme B12 are chemical compounds that are known to most as vitamin B12. It is particularly important for people with a lacto-vegetarian or vegan diet to be informed about this vitamin. What high-quality and vegetable sources of vitamin B12 are there? What role does vitamin B12 play in the human body? Find out everything about this water-soluble vitamin.