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Benfotiamine And Methyl B12
B12 level is 260 pg/ml. Taking 1000 mcg B12 methyl. per day sublingually. Can I expect my B12 level to cross 450 pg/ml at this dose in "3 MONTHS"?
Do all fortified foods contain cyanocobalamin or do some contain methyl or hydroxo, and which natural sources of b12, are the most bioavailable?
No way of knowing if "all" have the cyano form but I believe virtually all have that form as it is the least expensive and most widely available. But methylcobalamin is the optimal form for supplementation- see http://tinyurl.com/h7scsna
Some foods contain higher concentrations of B12 but the form found in food is hydoxycobalamin so all equally bioavailable. See http://tinyurl.com/j7npwg3 ...Read more
Little science here: MTHFR testing is pushed by a single lab and most of us pathologists aren't impressed. A majority of people are told they have a mutation and get advised to take special vitamins. I'd take an ordinary preparation. Maybe time will prove these folks right but I would be surprised. ...Read more
I am taking a l-methyl-b6-b12 daily. I recently had blood work done and my B12 level was 1600. Is this serious. Should i consult a hemotoligist?
Please could you tell me why i cannot obtain injectable methylcobalamin in uk for B12 deficiency even though i can obtain methyl tablets over here.
Methyl Cobalamin: Is available in us by injection, but occasionally supply is diminished. Look again or ask a compounding pharmacist. ...Read more
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 ›
Why does it have to be methyl folate, not folic acid?? (in my vit.b12 supplement with B6 and folate)
My hair is getting significantly darker. What is causing it? I am taking methylfolate and methyl-b12 (for mthfr), biotin, and melatonin (for sleep).
Hard to say: My first thought was that perhaps melatonin could cause this but a review of research suggests that it does not affect hair color. Folate (folic acid) ; B12 improve methylation but i an not aware of poor methylation affecting hair; but poor methylation can increase oxidative stress which might lighten hair. Then again, this could be a coincidence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long do benfotiamine stay in the body taken for anxiety and nerves taken at a daily dose of 150mg for 10 days?
Thiamine: Vitamin B1 (thiamine), can be detected in the body within an hour, but there is no known half life so it is unclear how long it will stay in the body. It's metabolized by the liver and excreted through the urine. If taken no more than 300-600mg over the course of the day, usually in 2 divided doses of 150-300mg twice daily, you should be fine. ...Read more
Is benfotiamine good for urine burning for my uncle , age is 46 weight is 82 currently he consumes 150 ml alcohol?
Benfotiamine -150mg,mecobalamin -1500mcg,alphalipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg had it for nerves but now face side effect?
As I read your question I cannot understand why you are prescribed five medicines.
Please have your primary doctor(s) explain this in some detail, and then let me know what they tell you. ...Read more
Benfotiamine-150mg,mecobalamin-1500mcg,alpha lipoic acid-100mg,chromium picolinate-200mcg & inositol-150mg doc gave me for anxiety,nerves(1aday)11days?
Adjunct only: This is a mix of vitamins and minerals. If you have anxiety that is making life difficult, your physician can help you get out of or deal with a bad situation, help you to find other ways of thinking / learn new skills, and perhaps offer temporary medicine that actually works. Be brave and best wishes. ...Read more
How much of a 5000mcg Methyl B12 sublingual would actually be absorbed? I'm vegan & I just found out I'm 8 weeks pregnant and I was taking 1 every 2 wks. Concerned that levels would have spiked and harmed my baby. esp re: new links to autism
B12: The recommended daily allowance of B12 in pregnancy is 2.4 mcg. Most of what you are taking will be excreted into the urine as B12 is a water soluble vitamin. There isn't a confirmed causation between high B12 levels and autism. Most studies look at association rather than causation. ...Read more
Absolutely!: ideal b12 levels are above 1500 in blood. often times I will recommend that people take shots or very high levels of vitamin b12 10,000 mcg if they are less than 500. It can make a huge difference in energy, sleep, cognition, memory and any nerve problems you may have. You will also want to figure out why you have low b12. It could be due to an autoimmune condition or too low stomach acid. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: "low values for B12 may not be what they appear to be. With that value, get "methyl malonic acid" and "homocysteine" checked. These are more sensitive tests. If both (especially methyl malonic acid) are abnormal, then it is truly low vitamin b12. Treatable, various ways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You are at higher risk of B12 deficiency if you: are the age over 45
are a vegan or vegetarian; suffer from digestive problems; take certain diabetes drugs; take acid-blocking medications;
are or have ever been anemic;have low stomach acid;drink alcoholic beverages
B12 deficiency can be due to low B12 intake(rare) or inability to absorb B12 from foods (common). ...Read more
Vitamin B12: Values of less than 200 pg/mL are a sign of a vitamin B12 deficiency. People with this deficiency are likely to have or develop symptoms. Older adults with vitamin B12 levels between 200 and 500 pg/mL may also have symptoms. It would be appropriate for you to see a doctor and be evaluated for the relatively low levels. If you are taking medicine to lower stomach acid that may lower the B12. ...Read more