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Digestion Of Vitamins
Dry skin and hair thinning, brittle nails, loose bowels,weak muscles, dry skin, poor digestion, fatigue, autoimmune, thyroid, vitamin, anemia r good?
Any way to cure the intrinsic factor in the digestion system for the absorption of vitamin B12 complex?
Yes and No: Most intrinsic factor deficiencies are due to either partial gastrectomy or auto-antibodies that attacked the parietal cells of the stomach. In both, the damage may already be done. However, you can get B12 in the body in a few ways. 1) take a higher dose of B12 starting at 2mg (literature supported), 2) take sublingual drops (salivary gland absorption), 3) get im injections of methyl b12. ...Read more
What makes you gain weight any vitamin or medication i can take ? I don't really have an appetite to eat so what can I do to gain 20lbs atleast?
An approach....: First make sure you don't have a severe life- threatening illness preventing you from gaining weight. That will require seeing a clinician. Once done consider other variables: dietary protein, digestion, absorption. I start with a plant based, anti-inflammatory, low glycemic, hormonally correct protein powder (1-2x/day) that is also chock full of vitamins, trace minerals, and enzymes. ...Read more
Probiotics: I would start with adding probiotics to improve your digestion and boost immune function. ...Read more
B vitamins,Magnesium: Studies show that taking a daily dose of b12, b6 and thiamine boosts metabolism, and reduces fatigue, enhances your mood and even improves digestion. Magnesium is also linked to metabolism, but the older you get, the less you absorb, so lots of green leafy veges and seafood helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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