80% of the world’s population consumes insects. You read that right! Insects are like nature’s little nutrient factories. And they are much cleaner (counterintuitively) than beef or pork. Let’s focus on crickets for a moment, and the claim that they deliver “rocket fuel energy” for your body.
Crickets are naturally super high in vitamin B12.
The USDA recently released a report revealing roughly two-fifths (40%) of the U.S. population is suffering from “low normal” B12 levels. Most people have no idea that they are low on B12, which is a problem because it can lead to feelings of chronic fatigue or depression.
B12 has rightly earned the nickname “the energy vitamin” because it is responsible for making healthy DNA for your body’s cells, regulating hormones, and supporting healthy nerve activity. Your skin and hair need plenty of B12 as well. In fact, vitamin B12 is involved in almost every function of the body.
The older you get, the harder it is for your body to absorb B12 from the foods in your diet.
After age 50, some stomachs actually stop producing two essential digestive acids: hyaluronic acid and intrinsic factor. These acids allow your body to absorb B12 from food.
To make things more complicated, some foods that are a great source of B12 create a nightmare for your digestive system.
Foods high in vitamin B12 include:
- Low-fat milk & dairy products
- Liver (Lamb, Beef, Veal)
- Salmon, trout, tuna
- Clams, oysters, mussels
- Fortified cereals
Some of these foods are well-known triggers for food allergies, gluten sensitivities, and lactose intolerance. The meats (unless you consume 100% organic, grass-fed) significantly increase your risk of exposure to harmful GMOs, antibiotics and pesticides. These present many problems, including that they make your body work harder to break down and absorb any traces of B12.
Suddenly, crickets seem like a much easier, safer, digestion-friendly way to boost B12 levels. To naturally sustain energy, sharpen concentration, support healthy weight, and more.
B12 is a difficult nutrient to get through diet alone. It is almost exclusively found in food products from animals (only traces in fruits and vegetables.) And vitamin B12 from plant food sources are more likely to contain inactive analogs (imitation molecules) that appear to active B12. Unfortunately, these analogs can actually block vitamin B12 from performing its energy-boosting duties.
The vitamin B12 naturally found in crickets contain zero analogs.
Crickets supply the specific form of B12 known as methylcobalamin. It’s completely bioavailable for human consumption. It’s the authentic form of vitamin B12 that only living microorganisms produce – the type you absorb from red meat – but in a much higher concentration.
But that’s not all! Crickets are also rich in complete protein, iron, calcium, omegas…
…But we’ll get into that another time.
We encourage you to give Paradox Protein natural cricket supplements a try to experience the benefits of bugs yourself. Your body will not be the only one that thanks you – they’re much easier on the environment as well.