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Asparagus and B12


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In a recent column, Poliquin notes: "If your urine reeks after eating asparagus, congratulations! You officially have a genetic defect and can't methylate asparagine properly. Apparently, prevalence of this defect is on the rise in the US and is a red flag for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimers, and prostate cancer amongst others. Try jacking up your methyl donors such as folic acid and B12 to turn off that gene."

http://www.T-Nation.com/readTopic.do?id=1431471

Interesting observation. My urine always reeks after eating asparagus. Lately I have been eating it and didn't notice the smell. The difference is I've been drinking a couple of Spike Shooters a week. Shooters, as you might know, have over a gram of B12.

Interesting.