RE: Pastured vs conventional eggs
Posted Monday, October 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM
According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM - the research arm for dietary recommendations), there is no reliable dietary source of vitamin D. You have to get this nutrient through supplementation or the natural way, through sunshine. Supplemented products include plant-milks and processed grain products, like cereals. And of course there are supplement pills.
B12 is also something you need to supplement after the age of 50, according to the IOM. This is because we don't digest what we are consuming, regardless of the source.
So, for a lot of reasons, I do not recommend consuming any chicken's eggs. But to get B12 and/or D, it isn't recommended.
I hope this helps!
Susan Levin, MS, RD
PCRM Director of Nutrition Education