We do need vitamins – vital amines … vital to life – we can not make these and have to eat/ingest substances either with these in them, or have co-factors that allow us to digest them.
Told that you have MTHFR?
Need all the B’s together ..
B1 – Watch here
B 5 pantothenic acid
It may well be that seeing a good naturopath not a doctor who is trained in drug therapy will mean that your entire body – not just the bits that bother you – will be scrutinized and restored holistically.
Who is at risk of B12 deficiency?
The most frequent cause of B12 deficiency is malabsorption, which may be caused by low stomach acid, a lack of intrinsic factor and/or suboptimal pancreatic, small intestinal or liver function. Those most at risk include:
- Those who have adopted a vegetarian, vegan or macrobiotic lifestyle
- The elderly and people with eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia
- Those taking certain medications, including laxatives, antacids and metformin, or those who have been exposed to nitrous oxide (oxidises B12 – can’t use it in the body – acute neurologic dysfunction – for all those who react with paralysis with GA)
- Pregnant and nursing mothers
- The offspring of those already deficient
- Heavy drinkers and smokers
- Those with high homocysteine
- Those with gastrotintestinal disorders, including autism, or those who have had gastric surgery
- Those taking high doses of folic acid
- Those with autoimmune disorders
How do we get B12? Unfortunately for all vegetarians – from meat.
Part two of this
And again here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0da1xrELcA
Gluten damaged intestinal lining – and B vitamins no longer synthesized there.
Just to get a better sleep alone would be handy ..
ANSWER – ask grandma – eat liver . . . (serious)
‘BUT I am vegan . .’ /or vegetarian ..
OK – please watch this and follow a different Heather