i know dave asprey is not paleo & that supplements are a big thing over at bulletproof exec,but would be interested on some feedback on their/his recs for folate and b12,the recs are "Dose: >5mg of methylcobalamin or hydroxycobalamin and... (more)
What is the easiest way to figure out the minimal effective dose of supplementation and dietary change to adjust for the following genetics? It seems that I have minor defects, but nothing serious. All other things being equal, I would love to... (more)
Recently I started supplementing b12 methylcobalamin and at first had some good reactions, my skin was brighter, I had a bit more energy and my anxiety improved. But quite soon after that I got ill about 3 times in a row and have been... (more)
There have been vegans before b12 supplementation...Buddhists and Hindus in India would get their vitamin B12 by growing their own vegetables and not washing them before eating them, and the microscopic fungi and insect eggs provided vitamin... (more)
Has anyone here ever had bad effects from taking too much B12? (Like 5,000 or 10,000)? I'm now just starting to research the possibility of too much B12 driving down potassium levels, and perhaps causing muscle cramps and twitching. ... (more)
So, I've been a lurker for a while, and going through some health issues for the past couple years without really knowing what to do about it. I haven't eaten any gluten grains in two years. I did eat some grains and legumes this past summer,... (more)
Since being on the Paleo Diet (1 year now) I have become anemic and B12 deficient. Although I've lost all excess weight I am tired and have heightened anxiety. Any suggestions? I wasn't like this before the diet.
Hi all, I would like some suggestions on what blood tests to take. Here are some facts Strictly Paleo diet with < 100g carbs a day, plenty of greens BT showed low serum B12 (104/637 pmol/L) 1 year ago BT showed low Ferritin 1 year... (more)
I was very deficient in b12. I know the sublingual liquid does great things for me. However I am beginning to question the efficacy of sublignual pills. I have a hunch that when I swallow the saliva immediately I am not absorbing the b12. Anyone... (more)
I have anemic tendencies and digestion issues (mainly bloating, but also incomplete elimination). Part of this is genetic, due to folate and B12 metabolism issues (I'm compound heterozygous for MTHFR, and I have a variant in the TCN2 gene that... (more)
Hey y'all! So, here is the thing: About 7-8 months ago I started having tingling extremities. It got to the point where my hands and feet were constantly tingling and kind of numb. I had my regular GP at the time run a B12 serum test which was... (more)
Serious answers only. I don't need a noob answer like its found out in nature because that is BS. EDIT: The science says that 99% of the B12 produced industrially is for animal feed. Naturally.. there wouldn't be enough B12 in animals for us? (more)
I???m looking to incorporate more paleo principles in my diet. I'm a 20something female who has lost significant weight the last couple of years, but am still obese. My original diet was basically all carbs and sugar, sometimes avoiding meat (junk... (more)
It's been probably 3 years now that I've been trying to figure out what's causing my chronic fatigue, low energy, IBS and some other health issues. So far, I've received little help from doctors. I recently saw a hematologist who couldn't find... (more)
Apologies in advance this is not an American reading Gender: Female Age: 16 Serum Vitamin B12 and Folate studies B12 (180-740) pmol/L - 797 R.CF ( > 630 ) nmol/L - 863 ( if it helps I had a mild infection when I got this blood tests I also... (more)
I know all thoughts of energy drinks are bad. But tell me why please :) and especially the Absolutely Zero Monster sugar free, and its my fav. (its been my hardest ween yet) INGREDIENTS: CARBONATED WATER, CITRIC ACID, ERYTHRITOL, NATURAL... (more)
I was wondering if I had some ground beef if it was a good idea to cook it in water. I wanted to cook it or brown it in a pan but I could be losing a lot of the nutrients that way as the beef is in contact with the heat source or pan throughout... (more)
I'm a man and I have 12.3 hemoglobin. My blood tests say Iron, B12 and Folate (B9) are alright. My Hematocrits are low, and Ferritin high. What gives?
Does anyone has tested B12 in her or his blood? Is it in the limits?
Cyanocobalamin is one of the forms of Vitamin B12 (cobalamin). The other forms are methylcobalamin and hydroxocobalamin. The latter two are more natural forms, I think. Cyanocobalamin is basically a cyanide molecule attached to a B12 molecule. I... (more)
My boss was recently diagnosed with a vitamin B12 deficiency after suffering some serious symptoms including seizures. She is now on B12 shots and has completely reversed all of her symptoms. Further testing has revealed that her body doesn't... (more)
This is somewhat popular as a "health food"...people make it into a green juice. I have never done it. The claim is that drinking this stuff is like eating loads of vegetables. It's grass...from wheat...or maybe it's not technically grass, but it... (more)
I ate a jar full of pickled clams the other day which amounted to about 3000% of my daily intake of b12 I have a feeling Im deficiant in it or anemic because I have really bad skin and dark circles and digestive problems and depression Anyway I... (more)
I am suffering from adrenal fatigue, also some starting problems with thyroid (tsh value on the high border, t3 and t4 normal). I also have leak gut. My nutritional practitioner recommended me taking high doses of b vitamin complex (on average... (more)