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VIT B12

Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments' started by Hotpepper20000, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. Hotpepper20000

    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    Even before I was on Metformin I was low in B12.
    So apart from injections (which I don't do any more) once a month is there a type of B12 I should be taking?
     
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    I take one that dissolves (and is absorbed) under the tongue, - my levels are now high-normal :)
     
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    thank you
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    In your experience how long did it take for you to feel the positive effects?
     
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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ooh, that's difficult to say - I had started to take it shortly before I was diagnosed with coeliac disease in 2011, which had also made me anaemic along with a raft of other malabsorption problems and symptoms - but I had certainly gone to normal B12 levels by the time I had a repeat blood test 6 months later.
     
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    Ok I will give it a good six months before I consider the injections again. Thanks.
     
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    I know I'm low on B12, but I'm not sure if I'm feeling this way because of the usual SAD (winter depression) is setting in again or if it's the VIT deficiency. Hopefully I will feel its affects sooner then later.
    I was really hoping with the weight loss and LCHF I could by pass it this year.
     
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    #12 Hotpepper20000, Nov 9, 2016 at 12:56 PM
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  12. I have just bagged some of that Jarrows. Thanks @Patch and @robert72 for the recommendation.

    I am taking D3 and K2 for winter sunshine and bone health. Fingers crossed.
     
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    So three days after starting a liquid dose I'm already feeling better. My digestion and energy level is up!!! Maybe it's a placebo but hey I'll take it!!!:)
     
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    Who cares, a placebo effect is still an EFFECT!!!

    :D
     
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    So true. 30$ a month is worth it.
     
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