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Benfotiamine And Methyl B12
MTHFR gene: Read more on methylation here http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/10/whats-big-deal-about-methylation-update.Html.Get a more detailed answer ›
Cobalamin: Cyano c. is inactive form. Hydroxy c. is natural form. Methyl c. is an active form. Adenosyl c. is also an active form of c. but unlike the others, it is not available by injection. ...Read more
Dx and treated B12 def with lvl of 78 five yrs ago, but now ferritin 13 (12-250ug/l) and folate (folic acid) 6.3 (4-20ug/l), should these levels b supplemented?
Iron: There is certainly no harm in supplementing your folate (folic acid) (must continue your b12!) but that level seems fine. Your ferritin level seems low and most likely indicates that there is not enough iron in your system. This too can lead to anemia. Iron supplements seem indicated. You should see your doctor to fully evaluated why your ferritin is low. ...Read more
Which form of B12 is best for shots/injections and why?
Usually Methyl but..: One thing is clear- Cyano is worst- it has small amounts of cyanide the body must detox & convert it to an active form; little is converted. Methyl is the active form, esp. good for those with MTHFR mutations & neurological symptoms & best for most. Some do better with Hydroxo. Experts agree Hydroxo better than Cyano but haven't seen many comparisons of Met vs. Hydr.See http://tinyurl.com/pp5a8zb ...Read more
Methylcobalamin: Methylcobalamin is by far the best form of vitamin b12. This is the co-enzymated active form that our bodies use.When we take Cyanocobalamin or hydroxycobalamin our bodies must first convert these into methylcobalamin, so it is better to take the active form and save your body the trouble of making this conversion.See my comment for a link to more info:. ...Read more
Which form of B12 is best for shots/injections and why?1. Cyannocobalamin2. Methylcobalamin3. Hydroxicobalamin
Usually Methyl but..: One thing is clear- Cyano is worst- it has small amounts of cyanide the body must detox & convert it to an active form; little is converted. Methyl is the active form, esp. good for those with MTHFR mutations & neurological symptoms & best for most. Some do better with Hydroxo. Experts agree Hydroxo better than Cyano but haven't seen many comparisons of Met vs. Hydr.See http://tinyurl. ...Read more
What are the differences between vitamin B12 methylcobalamin, cyanocobalamin, and methylcyanocobalamin?
See below: The body needs to methylate B-12 so it becomes biologically active to engage in chemical reactions, so the methylated forms are in that category, and the other would need chemical transformation to be active. Lately, there seem to be some concerns regarding safety and efficacy of the cyanocobalamin, but not a proven fact. ...Read more
B12 deficient common: Being vegetarian may reduce risk of folate (folic acid) deficiency, as the best sources of folate (folic acid) are dark leafy greens, lentils, beans, broccoli & asparagus.However, fruits & vegies generally don't contain b12, so vegetarians are at risk of B12 deficiency.Eggs and dairy products do have b12, but even vegetarians who eat those average less than half the rda of b12. B12 supplements are thus advised. See comment:. ...Read more
M58, May I take vitamin b complex with zinc, vit E, C , folic acid and B12 500mcg with Norvasc 10mg and zocor (simvastatin) 10mg per day.thanks?
Not much: Very few. Unsaturated plant fats may help increase HDL a little, as will small amounts of alcohol. Vitamin d is made in your skin in response to light exposure. It is found in many foods, such as dairy products, but most are supplemented. Vitamin B12 is in most animal derived products, but is hard to be deficient in unless you have chronic stomach or intestinal problems or prior GI surgery. ...Read more
Multivitamin has 100% daily vitamin B12 (6 mcg) and B6 (2 mg), and 50 mg magnesium. Can I still take b-complex drops and slowmag (magnesium chloride)?
Yes: The amounts that are in your multivitamin, so it is safe to take an additional b-complex and magnesium chloride. The question really should be if you need to take these. There are certain conditions for which it is a good idea to take a multivitamin or even higher dose vitamins/minerals/other supplement, but many people don't need to take anything additional over a healthy diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
B12 as methylcobalamin or B12 as cyanocobalamin - which one is safer/better and in what form : pills or sublingual?
No difference: 2 mg oral is supposed to be as good as sub lingual. I usually recommend 1.7 mg SL liquid every week for 2 months then once every 2 weeks thereafter. I recommend maintaining a level of 550 at all times. One should also check folate (folic acid) level and make sure that is OK. If anemic and you are replacing B12 its wise to check for low potassium as correction of the anemia can deplete K+ stores. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer