Vitamin B12 is a not made by the body, yet performs crucial functions for the body. Primarily found in animal products, Vitamin B12 assists in the formation of red blood cells, helps to maintain the nervous system and supports cognitive function, DNA synthesis, and energy metabolism.

Here are some foods that are good sources of vitamin B12:


Beef, Pork, Lamb, and Organ meats (liver, kidney)


Chicken and Turkey


Fish (salmon, tuna, trout, mackerel) and Shellfish (clams, crabs, mussels, oysters)

Dairy Products:

Milk, Cheese and Yogurt


Eggs, most especially the yolk!

Fortified Foods:

Plant-based milk (soy, almond, coconut) Breakfast cereals and Nutritional yeast. Some plant-based foods and beverages are fortified with B12. Check the labels to be certain.