R Ranson wrote:This thread isn't just about me. I'm just an example to get the conversation started. Let's make it into a great big resource for B12 deficiency solutions.
I got a phone call from the doctor to pick up some B12 medication on the way to see her next week. I'm getting a shot (I hate shots, but that's another story). It looks like there's no way to avoid this shot, but I don't want it to happen again. So what can I do to increase my B12?
Why is the B12 low? identify the cause of the deficiency. Is it diet, genetic, environment, stress, or symptom of a greater problem?
Thank you for an excellent topic! My DH is B12 deficient. My question is "Why pick up some B12 on the way to her office?" Does she want you to have it in your system so she can see if the shot helped?
I have also heard that B12 in foods is destroyed in the stomach, any thoughts?
So along with a bunch of supplements she told me to get methylated B12 I've been buying Solgar brand "Methylcobalamine".
we're completely surrounded by toxins in air, water, household products, personal care products
I know that part of my problem was consuming way too much refined sugar in the form of Ben & Jerry's ice cream (the FDA really should investigate their ingredients - I believe there's opium in there - haha!) Sugar DESTROYS our metabolism and arteries as we all know
The stomach pH is generally <3. Taking anything by mouth that is acidic enough with enough volume to decrease the pH to normal levels would be corrosive to the upper tract or wouldn't work. This is supposed to stimulate the stomach to make HCl but the
Just take betaine HCl
Sugar/B12: I agree with Xisca that glucose is glucose to the human body, but the gut flora doesn't live in there, it lives in a fermentation vat. Straight simple sugar is like dumping nitrogen fertilizer on plants, most can probably handle it, but I totally believe there are people that don't have a microbiome that tolerates the rapid rise/tonicity or something. Human physiology resists complete reduction to simple processes. There is so much crossover between the gut microbiome and absorption and immune function (both of which are implicated in IBS) that I am very reticent to blow off anecdotes.