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Is having a B12 vitamin deficiency or folic acid deficiency common?

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Dr. Su Fairchild
Integrative Medicine
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In brief: Fairly

B12 def more common.
Ideal lab value for serum B12 is 800 or more. Possibly due to gluten sensitivity which can damage gut lining and promote malabsorption. Also hypothyroidism can cause decreased stomach acid which can impair digestion and absorption. Take methylcobalamin supplements.

In brief: Fairly

B12 def more common.
Ideal lab value for serum B12 is 800 or more. Possibly due to gluten sensitivity which can damage gut lining and promote malabsorption. Also hypothyroidism can cause decreased stomach acid which can impair digestion and absorption. Take methylcobalamin supplements.
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