Thanks to both. I don’t have them with me, so I’ll have to update that info later, but…
I had a few feet of small intestine removed years ago at or around the ileum - where B-12 is absorbed. Bottom line is I have to watch for anemia. That is not to say i can’t or don’t absorb B-12; rather I just have a harder time than most. I tried sublingual B-12 and it just tore up the bottom of my tongue.
Anyway, If I am feeling tired a lot, I just bump up the Bs and iron. Here is where it gets interesting: My seasonal allergies have been getting at me and I have had a break out of “bacne” - I usually don’t break out like this even after a waxing (ouch). So, I think the answer for me might be to stick just with the multi for a while and play it by ear otherwise.
Thanks and I’ll get the dosage online within a day or two.
Bri Hildebrandt wrote:
B-Complex vitamins are water soluble so they are excreted rather quickly. You should be at baseline within a couple days. But… some people have naturally lower/higher levels of B-vits than others due to either competing or synergistic substrates. If a person is deficient in copper taking extra B-vits will only make them more deficient, especially, B1, B6, B12, and folic acid. You’ll be more susceptable to reactive hypoglycemia, seasonal allergies, depression, somnolence, and acne among other things.
If you have a weak appetite, dry skin, autoimmune disorders, hypothyroidism, diabetes, or are naturally high strung B-vits may help.
Why are you specifically taking them?
The sublingual types of B-12 apparently do not contribute a significant amount of B-12 to the body.