[quote]Bri Hildebrandt wrote:
B-complex vitamins are antagonistic to copper as well which is something you don’t need. For people with slow metabolisms b-complex will give them more energy. It’s the opposite for fast metabolisms. You need to slow things down, not speed things up. It may sound counter-intuitive since you most likely are very fatigued.[/quote]
I have days where I get so fatigued that standing up, or walking across campus are absolutely excruciating. Yet the next day I can get up & ride 166 miles in 9 hrs.
Looking back at my food diary I wrote 12/9/2005: “Hungry after & during dinner, never satisfied, stomach very full.”, “Tired, Lethargic, even just after walking across campus”.
Yet the next day I got on my bike & rode 166 miles in 9 hrs. (not a regular occurance mind you)
An analogy with respect to your adrenal glands:
It’s like driving at a 60 mph pace in second gear. You’re almost redlining the rpm’s. Adding B-complex, zinc, manganese, etc… just pushes the pedal down even further, going even faster and causing exhaustion. What you need to do is shift gears up, and/or put the brake on so that you’re burning energy at a more efficient rate.
That’s what supplementing with calcium, magnesium, copper, boron, and vitamin D, will do… Slow things down a little and provide more adrenal reserve.
Once your metabolism is in balance then you can supplement with zinc, and b vitamins in small amounts. At the moment though, it’s just setting you back.
Multi’s aren’t very favourable in that they contain appreciable amounts of metabolism boosting nutrients. Most common one’s have:
I’ll ditch the multi, b-complex, zinc/magnesium. They’re obviously not helping so going without them can’t hurt.
Most fruits are also a no no. They are high in potassium and fructose which are hard for a fast metabolizer to handle. Bananas are one of the worst offenders.
It was hard for me. I love/loved fruit, but feel so much better since not eating them anymore.
This one hits hard. I just went and cleared out all the fruit in my fridge and it looks nearly bare. I was actually suprised I had so much: 5 lb bag apples, 4 bananas, 1/2 gallon grapefruit juice, whole cantalope, oranges, tangeries, grapefruit, kiwi, bag cherries. Plus numerous frozen fruit: blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries.
Had you said I had to give up something like alcohol or chocolate I wouldn’t have had a problem, but fruit, that’s hard. I just threw the majority of the fresh stuff out, or I would have eaten it.
I drew the line at the cherries, I absolutely couldn’t find it in my heart to throw them away, so I finished the bag and won’t get any more. We’ll see if I wake up sweating tonight, which I do somewhat often, which I know is also a symptom of low blood sugar.
All told, I eat a LOT of fructose, and haven’t tried giving it up yet. It’s worth trying, so like I said I just emptied the fridge and will give it a shot. Anything is better than what I’ve been going through.