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A blood test showed that i'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

A blood test showed that i'm B12 deficient. Serum B12 level of 186 pg/ml, should I take vitamin B12 supplements?

B12: this low will likely cause dementia, spinal cord degeneration and peripheral neuropathy. Keep your level above 550 for the rest of your life. Recovery takes about a year in a young person. I suggest you take liquid sublingual weekly for 3 months then bi weekly thereafter. Its important to check a level after you cut back to twice a month. Use 1 1/2 dropper and hold it under the tongue for 30 sec. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

What do you think, could methylcobol increase vitamin B12 levels in the blood?

Not available in US: In us we use vitb12 injectable, nasal spray or orally to correct vit B12 deficiency. ...Read more

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My vitamin D level is 13 out of 30 after blood test. I was prescribed D2, which made me sick and doctor said not to take anymore. How do I increase?

My vitamin D level is 13 out of 30 after blood test. I was  prescribed  D2, which made me sick and doctor said not to take anymore. How do I increase?

Get some sun!: Docs will often prescribe 2000 IU of Vitamin D daily to patients that are deficient or 50,000 IU once a month. They may prescribe more for severe deficiency. If you cannot tolerate the pills, a little sun will do the trick. Too much sun we worry about skin cancer, but if you are fair skinned 10 minutes in the mid-day sun will provide you with 10,000 IU. This would not be a great risk skin cancer. ...Read more

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I take 2 (1000iu)vitamin d3 tablets daily. My recent blood work has vitamin d levels at 44. Normal range is 75-250. Insight? Nutrition to help raise?

I take 2  (1000iu)vitamin d3 tablets daily. My recent blood work has vitamin d levels at 44. Normal range is 75-250. Insight? Nutrition to help raise?

Vitamin D: 1000 units of vitamin D taken once a day is what you need. I don't understand why a doctor would prescribe 2000 units. Normal range for vitamin D is not 75-250, and levels of 30+ with once daily vitamin D is what you should end up with. ...Read more

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Is a blood level of vitamin B12 of 951pg/ml in a 10 months old child dangerous?

Is a blood level of vitamin B12 of 951pg/ml in a 10 months old child dangerous?

No: That's the serum level of cyanocobalamin. What's more important is looking at the intracellular levels. Having lower values is more dangerous than having higher values. Cyanocobalamin is the B vitamin that helps attach the oxygen molecule to the hemoglobin in red blood cells to deliver oxygen to tissues. So it's very important! ...Read more

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Do i have to fast before i take a vitamin level blood test?

Do i have to fast before i take a vitamin level blood test?

No! Fasting of?Value: Fasting for most issues not only of low value but often misleading. Ex.: people commonly told to fast before blood glucose test; yet Diabetes Mellitus=elevated blood glucose & glucose most commonly elevated after eating. Thus fasting glucose routinely misses Diabetes Mellitus. Fasting is promoted for only a few issues because how databases were done or because the values are calculated/estimated. ...Read more

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What vitamins can be prescribed to help lower blood cholesterol levels?

Niacin.: Supplementing with 2000-3000mg of flush free Niacin daily can help to control your cholesterol levels quite nicely, even increasing your HDL and converting your LDL to a less harmful subtype. As a negative, Niacin can cause facial flushing and redness so get the flush free variety. And have your liver enzyme values monitored, as they can be affected by Niacin use. ...Read more

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I am wondering what herbs or vitamins are good to increase the blood flow?

I am wondering what herbs or vitamins are good to increase the blood flow?

They say...: Gingko helps with this but.. I think many studies ahve been done and none show any measureable result. ...Read more

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I couldn't donate blood as i was told my level is 11. What vitamins or medicines to use to bring the haemoglobin level up to a normal standard?

I couldn't donate blood as i was told my level is 11. What vitamins or medicines to use to bring the haemoglobin level up to a normal standard?

Options: A multivitamin w/iron, or prenatal vitamin w/iron can help. Can also increase your red meat until #s up. Best option is to increase your dark greens (like spinach). Should take 2-4 weeks to improve if no ongoing bleeding. Good luck! ...Read more

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