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In our society the media influences many people to become vegetarians. By the newspaper, television, radio stations ,and also the bulletin boards. But they don't know that there are many advantage and short falls becoming a vegetarian. The advantages are that they will eat healthier, live a longer life, you will be more active had have lots of energy and also they would prevent them self getting a diseases. But there are some sort falls that are very important for vegetarians. Like they will be lacking on vitamin B12 and they could get a disease by lacking that vitamin called pernicious anemia. Vitamin B12 come from animal product and some vegetables . Vitamin B12 is very important vitamin because it protect your nerves system, and also produce red blood cells. How could vegetarians get enough of B12 and how could they substituting with natural foods.

"Deficiency can cause a type of anemia marked by fewer but larger red blood cells.

It can also cause walking and balance disturbances, a loss of vibration sensation, confusion, and in advanced cases, dementia. The body requires B12 to make the protective coating surrounding the nerves. So inadequate B12 can expose nerves to damage."(Agricultural research). This is what happens when you are lacking of vitamin B12, thats why it is very important to take supplements if you are a vegetarian or just lacking in vitamin B12. For an example you could take some herbal pills, or you could take medicated supplement such as injections, and spray bottle. If you eat green leafy vegetables, nuts, and the coating of the brown rice it also could provide you some supplement too.

"The study aimed to assess the prevalence and rate of development of a low (below normal) serum B12 level in clinically well persons on a...