Best 15 Foods for Increasing Vitamin B12 Levels (Plus foods for vegans and vegetarians too!)

Vitamin B12 deficiency can be especially detrimental to those who follow a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle. Others who benefit from Vitamin b12 supplementation include those with pernicious anemia- a lack of a protein factor critical for vitamin b12 production in the body.

If you want to increase your energy levels and focus by increasing your vitamin b12 levels, here are the top 15 foods to incorporate into your diet. (according to

The top 15 vitamin b12 rich foods are:

Clams – 84.1 mcg in 3 ounces 1,402% of your DV)
Oysters – 21.84 mcg in 3 ounces (364% DV)
Mussels –  20.4 mcg in 3 ounces (338% DV)
Crab – 10.3 mcg in 3 ounces (171% DV)
Sardines 7.6 mcg in 3 ounces (126% DV)
Trout – 5.4 mcg in 3 ounces of wild rainbow trout (90% DV)
Salmon – 4.8 mcg in 3 ounces of cooked sockeye salmon (80% DV)
Tuna – 2.5 mcg in 3 ounces of light, canned tuna fish (42% DV)
Haddock – 1.8 mcg in 3 ounces of cooked haddock (30% DV)
Beef – 1.3 mcg in 3 ounces of broiled top loin sirloin (23% DV)
Milk – 1.2 mcg in 1 cup of low-fat milk (18% DV)
Yogurt – 1.1 mcg in 8 ounces of low-fat yogurt (18% DV)
eggs – 0.6 mcg in one large hard-boiled egg (10% DV)
Chicken – 0.3 mcg in 3 ounces of roasted chicken breast (5% DV)
Turkey – 0.3 mcg in 3 ounces (5% DV)

Vitamin B12 Foods for Vegans and Vegetarians

You may notice that none of those 15 foods are vegan approved and only a handful are appealing to vegetarians (the two diets that generally result in low vitamin b12 levels!).

Here are some vitamin b12 foods for vegetarians and vegans:
Fortified Cereal 137% of the RDI
Fortified Nutritional yeast – 130% of the RDI
Fortified Non- Dairy Milk 2.6 mcg of vitamin B12, or 45% of the RDI.

Now, all of those are fortified- meaning they just add vitamin b12 to the food.  So essentially the best way for vegans and vegetarians to get vitamin b12 through diet is by eating foods to which that b12 was synthetically added.

Affordable Ways to Increase Vitamin B12 Levels

Luckily, there is another option that is easier, tastier, and doesn’t cost as much as a b12 injection from your doctor: Advanced Vitamin B12 Spray!

Research has shown that vitamin B12 taken by mouth and muscular injection are equally effective at restoring vitamin B12 levels in people who are deficient in the vitamin.[1] One review also concluded that taking 1,000 μg daily (the amount in Advanced Vitamin B12- which is definitely not a coincidence ?) is an effective alternative to injections. [2]

One of the best things about Advanced Vitamin B12 is the taste! It has a nice berry flavor that CCL fans have been raving about!  Many have shared how it has helped them feel better, have more energy, and accomplish more!

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[2.]Studies showing oral b12 equally effective as injections:\These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to treat diagnose or cure any disease.