Nala 3.

asked • 01/05/17

Is there a way to calculate yourself the content of vitamin B12 of a food?

I really need to know if it's possible to calculate the amount of B12 existent in different foods, is it possible to calculate it myself? I can't just research it on the internet. 

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Kenneth S. answered • 01/05/17

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Nala 3.

I need to write an extended essay for school, and I want to write it about the presence of B12 in different kind of foods, and how much B12 a normal human being should integrate. The problem is that for this essay I need to give my own contribution apart from researching, so I thought about calculating the amount of B12 present in various foods (but it won't work out apparently).
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Nala 3.

Could you be a little more specific please?
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J.R. S.

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I meant that the only way to know the B12 content (activity and or amount) without additional information, is to actually measure it in the laboratory.  But, if, for example, you knew how much B12 was in 1 unit of food, you could easily CALCULATE how much was is more units of that food.  But, there really is NO WAY to calculate B12 without the package or the food sources telling you how much is there.  If you have a specific example, let me know and we'll go from there.
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Nala 3.

As I said in the comment below, I need to write an extended essay for school, and I want to write it about the presence of B12 in different kind of foods, and how much B12 a normal human being should integrate. The problem is that for this essay I need to give my own contribution apart from researching, so I thought about calculating the amount of B12 present in various foods (but it won't work out apparently).
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01/05/17

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