Just curious.. I don't see this mentioned much on here.
Does anyone else use B-12?
I get them every 2 weeks with my TEST CYP. and it makes me feel incredible.
My dog uses methylcobalamin at 500mcg 2x/wk and gets a good energy boost, better sleep, and reduced allergies from them.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
just waiting on the damn compounding pharmacy to ship so i can start up. doing 1500mcg EOD.
What is that you are taking on every two weeks schedule?
T every 2 weeks that is very infrequent.
Possibly B12 also should be more frequent.
Wonder if anybody else have experience with B12 shots.
I am low on B12 per my Genova test.
it is surprise for me, blood at Quest have me at the top range.
There are at least two types of B12.
possibly more types.
I just learned, methyl is the one to use.
All my B12 supplements are cyano.
Read on LEF site, methyl-cobalamin is ok sublingual, do not have to be shots.
Sublinguals are not as good IMO. You REALLY feel the boost from a Methyl B12 shot though.
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you can get a b-complex but b12 is the tough one to get absorbed through stomach. I know HAN also recommends folinic acid after 5 weeks or so, but Im not too up on that. Not just folic acid but folinic. WE have a thread going on the other site but it seemed to have died. I think it might be one of the missing links for me with thyroid, test, ed, stuff...esp. the still lingering extremity issues.
Those tests are functional, that is they are individualized.
I have many vitamins and minerals tested using Quest's blood tests.
By now they are all about right, close to top range.
On Genova tests I am missing on lots of them.
i wonder if by taking b-vitamin supps you might be skewing blood tests. I remember I had a certain b vitamin or two tested way back by my bad doc....about an hour after i had taken a b complex. He told me, your test is high, stop taking vitamins.
moron. also was teh same doc who wanted to diagnose based on body hair count.
blood-- current results plus couple of weeks history on some analytes
blood-- red blood cels, packet erythrocytes, history up to month or little more
hair-- they usually want from back of the head about 2-3 months growth, no bleaches or color, wash with Baby Johnson shampoo two weeks prior to cutting sample
Interesting problem, when to take urine/blood sample while on all kinds of supplements and medications taken on variety of schedules.
Worst or close to hopeless with saliva samples.
Test kits at Genova Diagnostics come with some number of possiblilities depending on type of test, test objectives and few other variables.
Advice is written and comes with a package.
I am sure not all possibilities are covered.
My last color was 10 weeks ago, 5 weeks ago shaved back of my head, now use only Baby Johnson shampoo.
At the moment I still put shaping paste (only on front of my head).
Getting ready for possible hair testing, still not sure if I want that, now, since I discovered NutriEval test.
This with all the other supps I take.
Thanks again JanSz . . . I do know I get name brand DEPO-Test (CYPT.) because I have seen the bottle. I will ask about what kind and how much B-12 I get and will update here next week. My General Physician is one of the best.
Usually 1cc of methyl b12 once per week is enough for most people though there might be some value in frontloading if you are really deficient. My MB12 is just pure MB12.
For decades, people have been injecting themselves with vitamin B12 because they thought oral supplements were not adequately absorbed. New research indicates that oral B12 supplements may be as good or better than injections
Le Magazine, August 1999 - Report: B12: The Vital Vitamin
Methylcobalamin, 1 Mg 60 (To Be Dissolved In The Mouth) Lozenges Vanilla
Methylcobalamin (To Be Dissolved In The Mouth), 5 Mg 60 Lozenges
The liver converts about 1% of ingested cyanocobalamin into methylcobalamin
Red can be either cyano or methyl.